The amended statute of the CCC streamlines the accreditation of minority organizations within the Office of the Kosovo President. Previously, all organizations representing the interest of one particular minority had to be represented via a single accredited umbrella organization. This is no longer the case. The new Statute allows all organizations to apply for accreditation.
When the President signed the Decree that amends the CCC statute, it meant also an extension of the mandate of the current members for another four months.
ECMI Kosovo actively involved
Following the adoption of the new Statute, the Council has initiated the accreditation and nomination process. It will unfold during the coming four months.
ECMI Kosovo is actively involved in announcing the guidelines on the accreditation process.
Facts: The Consultative Council for Communities
The Consultative Council for Communities (CCC) is a constitutionally-mandated institution, comprising of community representatives from civil society, political parties, and key government officials.
Through its mixed membership, and its strategic location within the Office of the President, it provides members of communities with a forum from which to monitor and influence the legislative process, and to advance their needs and interests within Kosovo government programmes and policies.
The CCC began in 2005 as an informal body, made up of representatives from minority communities, attached to the Kosovo Delegation at the status negotiations.
Following Kosovo’s declaration of independence in 2008, the CCC was legally established through Article 60 of the 2008 Kosovo Constitution and held its inaugural session on 23 December 2008.