ECMI Kosovo supports ministerial strategy development

Action, research and documentation (ECMI Synergy Wheel stories) - European Centre for Minority IssuesECMI Kosovo has started off a new project. The project supports Kosovo’s Ministry for Community and Return (MCR) in developing a new strategy.

The development of an MCR 2014-2018 Strategy for Communities and Returns is in process, and European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo is assisting the MCR via a new project, says ECMI Kosovo’s July Newsletter.

Through July, ECMI Kosovo held a number of preparatory interviews with local and international stakeholders involved in the return process. The interviews will feed into an assessment of the current 2009-2013 strategy. The assessment is one of the two elements of the ECMI Kosovo project:

– A coordinator is engaged to directly support the MCR
– An assessment is conducted of the current 2009-2013 strategy of the ministry

The project is supported by the British and Norwegian embassies in Kosovo.

Facts: The Ministry, the Strategy, and the Working Group

The MCR coordinates the voluntary return of refugees and internally displaced persons to Kosovo, while the Strategy for Communities and Returns defines the vision and objectives of the government of Kosovo in relation to the return process.

A Working Group for Drafting the Strategy of the MCR was established in February. The Working Group is in charge of developing the new MCR 2014-2018 Strategy for Communities and Returns that “will have relevant and updated objectives, goals and recommendations”, according to ECMI Kosovo’s March 2013 newsletter.

ECMI Kosovo is a member of the Working Group along with the Embassy of Switzerland, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the British Embassy, EU, IOM, OSCE and UNDP.

 

From the 13 September presentation of preliminary findings of the assessment of the Ministry for Communities and Return‘s 2009-2013 Strategy – between 05:00 and 06:00 including an interview with ECMI Kosovo’s Lars Burema (added on 13 October).

KOSNETINFO-01.10.2013 from RTV PULS on Vimeo.

2 Responses to ECMI Kosovo supports ministerial strategy development

  1. In August 2013, ECMI Kosovo, in cooperation with the Ministry for Communities and Returns (MCR), conducted the data collection process for its assessment of the current 2009-2013 strategy. More details in the ECMI Kosovo August 2013 Newsletter: http://www.ecmikosovo.org/index.php/publications/monthly-newsletters

  2. On 13 September, ECMI Kosovo, in cooperation with Kosovo’s “Ministry for Communities and Returns”, presented the preliminary findings of its assessment of the current “Strategy for Communities and Returns”. The presentation took place at a workshop in Lipjan/Lipljan. More details in ECMI Kosovo’s September Newsletter: http://www.ecmikosovo.org/index.php/publications/monthly-newsletters

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