Welcome to the Council of Europe Office in Pristina

The Council of Europe Office in Pristina began its cooperation activities in the areas of human rights, rule of law and democracy in 1999. Since then  the Office has continuously facilitated the delivery of significant programmes of support towards the realisation of Council of Europe standards in practice for all people, assisting key institutions in the process of their democratic reforms.

Our cooperation has so far focused on building the capacities of judges and prosecutors on European Human Rights standards, supporting effective civil society engagement, promoting cultural diversity, providing expert support to legislative development, reinforcing independent institutions such as the Ombudsperson Institution, strengthening the role of the media and working to counteract economic crime and corruption, and elections monitoring. We have also provided the support of our expert monitoring and other mechanisms in line with relevant agreements.

The Council of Europe functions in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and in this context the UN Mission (UNMIK), OSCE Mission, the European Union Office and European Union Rule of Law Mission are among our key strategic partners. Driven by a commitment to addressing local needs, ensuring value-added contributions and reinforcing partnerships, the Council of Europe Office in Pristina actively coordinates efforts with all relevant local and international actors in the field.

You will find further information about the Office, our cooperation and monitoring in the links above, as well as about the work of the Council of Europe in general.

Head of Office


18-28 June 2018, Pristina: The EU-CoE JP Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo*” (PECK II) has organised a ten-day on-site visit of CoE Experts to assess in the anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework gathering all relevant stakeholders and relevant HQ and project staff in Pristina, to produce a qualified and balanced assessment on the compliance of legal and institutional framework with international AML/CFT standards.