Development cooperation , 29.11.2013

Support to the decentralisation process


In order to support stability and sustainable development Kosovo is implementating the Ahtisaari Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement. The provisions of the proposal include multi-ethnic society, protection and promotion of the rights of members of communities and decentralisation. According to the proposal some municipality boundaries will be changed and new municipalities established. International non-governmental organisation European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) requests Finnish support for a decentralisation project. The project is built for support to new and existing multi-ethnic communities during the decentralisation process. ECMI stresses the importance of participation of the local level and minorities in the decentralisation process, and also the importance of tranparency and accountability of the decision-making in the municipalities. In the project extension proposal (2013) for the years 2014-2016 attention is paid to sustainable economic development and support to enterpreneurship in municipalities of Kosovo and more intensive participation of the municipalities of Northern Kosovo.

Funding decision  29.11.2013

400 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Decentralisation and support to subnational government 100%

Funding channel




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