On 31 January, the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) Kosovo issued its report on Socioeconomic Conditions in Northern Kosovo. The report was presented at a conference in Pristina and in a related press release.
The objective of the report, Socioeconomic Conditions in Northern Kosovo, is to spotlight issues encountered by northern Kosovo residents in their daily lives. Northern Kosovo is mainly populated by Serbs.
The report aims at voicing the needs, concerns and aspirations of the residents, as the day-to-day problems and quality of life of those living in this area are only subject to limited attention.
The report also aims to provide useful data for local and international stakeholders interested in the region’s stabilization and development.
Data collected in four municipalities
The report consists of the results of a large-scale survey conducted by the ECMI Kosovo in four municipalities in northern Kosovo; Mitrovica North, Leposavić/Leposaviq, Zubin Potok, and Zvečan/Zveqan.
This report follows the structure of a questionnaire used in the survey. It summarizes key findings within four pillars of socioeconomic conditions: education, health care, social welfare, and employment and local economy.
For each of them, the report considers issues specific to northern Kosovo and offers relevant analysis based on field observations.
The report is made available online. It can also be obtained from ECMI Kosovo.