ECMI Kosovo catalyze debate on indicator-based monitoring of minority rights

ECMI Publications - European Centre for Minority IssuesCommunity Rights Monitoring & Evaluation for the Kosovo Context was issued in May by ECMI Kosovo. The working paper now constitutes the reference framework for debate.

Currently, the development and introduction of a minority rights monitoring and evaluation system is debated in Kosovo. Further, it is debated if the system could be based on indicators. The working paper, Community Rights Monitoring & Evaluation for the Kosovo Context, serves as a basis for this debate.

In the working paper, European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo explains why community rights indicators are relevant to the Kosovo context and what steps would need to be taken to design a monitoring and evaluations system. It also offers practical recommendations on how to apply the methodology in Kosovo.

The working paper is co-authored by Adrian Zeqiri, Lars Burema, Lura Pollozhani, M. Alejandra Morena. It is available in English, Albanian and Serbian.

Towards improving minority rights monitoring and evaluation

On 6 June, ECMI Kosovo held the workshop Community Rights Monitoring & Evaluation and the Use of Indicators: Challenges and Opportunities, reports ECMI Kosovo’s June Newsletter.

During the workshop, ECMI Kosovo presented the findings of the working paper, Community Rights Monitoring & Evaluation for the Kosovo Context, which induced a discussion with the following participants:

  • the Office for Community Affairs (OCA)
  • the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC)
  • the Kosovo Assembly Committee on the Rights and Interests of Communities and Returns (CRICR)
  • the Consultative Council for Communities (CCC)
  • various ministries and the Ombudsperson Institution
  • international organizations and embassies

The described endeavors are conducted in the framework of the project Supporting Effective Governance for Minority Communities in Kosovo, funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

Community Rights Monitoring and Evaluation and the Use of Indicators

On 6 June 2013, ECMI Kosovo organised the Workshop Community Rights Monitoring & Evaluation and the Use of Indicators: Challenges and Opportunities in Prishtina. photo: ECMI Kosovo

One Response to ECMI Kosovo catalyze debate on indicator-based monitoring of minority rights

  1. In August/September it has been decided to implement a pilot phase on language rights indicators, in cooperation with Kosovo’s “Office of the Language Commissioner”, says ECMI Kosovo’s September newsletter. More details via http://www.ecmikosovo.org/index.php/publications/monthly-newsletters

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