ECMI Report #59 available
Due to ECMI's long-standing involvement in Kosovo, it maintains good
relations with all segments of Kosovo society and with all political
leaders, as well as having a close working relationship with the
This guide aims to assist civil society leaders, central and local
authorities as well as community representatives in translating policies
and recommendations into good practices. The first step of this project
was to analyze the recommendations made by the expert committees
of ECMI's Standing Technical Working Group. From there, the ECMI team researched instances of good governance in Kosovo
over the years.
These cases were supplemented with comparative studies from other
countries in the region particularly on issues of returns, human rights
and decentralization. The ECMI team also included tools for the
implementation of good governance as well as instances of poor
governance to show comparison within Kosovo and how these areas
can be improved. This guide is divided into sections within the
thematic areas of the ECMI Standing Technical Working Group.
Each example of best practice is followed by comments, which
may include tools or recommendations for future work in that field.
The guide also includes the list of recommendations produced by
the STWG which were disseminated to relevant government actors.
It is anticipated that this guide will serve as a useful tool for the
implementation of these recommendations in the future, in line with
Kosovo's road to European integration.