Kosovo*

Over the last years, the CoE has intensified cooperation in Kosovo*, in line with CoE status neutrality and taking account of democratic developments and neighbourly relations in the region. The first Working Group between the CoE and Kosovo*, held in Pristina in November 2013, allowed discussion and eventually expansion of on-going cooperation, as well as collaborative planning and programming. Two more Working Group meetings took place in September 2014 and May 2015.

As of January 2015,  on-going cooperation activities implemented in Kosovo* amount to €4.7 million (EU/CoE Joint Programmes), mainly in the fields of anti-corruption/money laundering, access to education for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian, and cultural diversity.

Kosovo* is also a beneficiary of the regional Joint EU/CoE Programmes in the fields of promoting minority protection - including Roma and inclusive education and of the CoE regional project on freedom of expression and freedom of the media (funded by Norway).

*All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.