The May 2014 newsletter of European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo is now available. ECMI Kosovo’s new chairman and two new projects are presented.
The past month’s news from ECMI Kosovo were circulated today. Refer to ECMI Kosovo’s May Newsletter to find the follwing subheadings in focus:
- ECMI Kosovo Board meeting
- New Project: ‘Improving Minority Communities’ Access to Higher Education in Serbian Language and Public Employment’
- New Project: Increasing Voter Education among Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups
ECMI Kosovo’s May Newsletter also includes the following work reports:
- Representatives of ECMI Kosovo and the Office of the Language Commissioner visited the municipalites of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Rahovec/Orahovac, Prizren and Obiliq/Obilić
- Strengthening the protection of Language Rights in Kosovo: A Guidebook on the Implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages
- Introductory meetings and awareness raising activities on GBV/DV with men leaders and other stakeholders
- Meeting for the creation of the Agricultural Association of Businessmen of municipality of Ranilug
- Organisation of focus groups targeting women and youth
- Awareness Raising and Trust-Building Workshops (second series)
- Workshop on the CCC Annual Report
Political developments relevant to ECMI Kosovo’s field of interest are reported under:
- Upcoming general elections scheduled for 8 June, set to test the strength of the Srpska Lista-SLS unified list
- The four northern municipalities modify their statutes to bring them in line with Kosovo law
- Political representatives from the north declare they’re suspending their election activities
About ECMI Kosovo
After Kosovo declared independence in February 2008, ECMI Kosovo became a locally registered NGO in July of that same year, while maintaining its co-operation with ECMI and thus continuing to benefit from international oversight, specialized expertise and comparative experiences.
ECMI Kosovo’s vision is a stable multi-ethnic Kosovo in which the human and minority rights of members from all communities are realized in line with domestic and international standards.
With a view to contributing to this vision, ECMI Kosovo engages in a wide range of activities aimed at stabilizing inter-ethnic relations and ensuring the effective implementation and functioning of the legal, policy and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of minority rights.