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Kosovo*

Population 1.8 million

Kosovo is a potential candidate for European Union membership. The EU is Kosovo’s most important political and economic partner, and top investor and donor. Funding programmes and cooperation extend across many areas – energy efficiency, infrastructure development, training for disadvantaged young people, cultural heritage…and much more. Many challenges remain, and significant progress is needed to strengthen the rule of law, tackle corruption, and work towards a cleaner environment. EU support to Kosovo seeks to build on progress so far and create a better future for its citizens.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Opportunities

Culture and youth

Apply for the EU Cultural Heritage prize

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards aim to identify, recognise and champion best practices in the conservation of cultural heritage. Organisations who have implemented cultural heritage projects are invited to apply for the award. Entries can be related to tangible, intangible or digital heritage.

Awards and competitions
Artists & culture organisations, Civil society organisations
01/02/2022
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Culture and youth, Economy, Innovation and skills

Support to the promotion of civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

Civil society organisations are invited to respond to this call which aims to support them in implementing regional cooperation projects. The projects will focus on social, cultural, scientific, and economic topics, including gender equality and disability inclusiveness to enhance good neighbourly relations and reconciliation.

Funding opportunities
Civil society organisations
23/12/2021
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Latest news

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Youth from EU and Western Balkans gather to discuss “What is Europe?”

30 November 2021
Kosovo
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Kosovo gets its first biomass heating plant

26 November 2021
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EU supports the civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

23 November 2021
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EU, EBRD and Austria donate trees for a greener Western Balkans region

17 November 2021
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EU supports introduction of district heating in more municipalities in Kosovo

17 November 2021
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#TogetherIsPossible – second communication campaign for Western Balkans now live!

15 November 2021
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Welcome to the new Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans!

9 November 2021
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WORTH II: Inspiring innovation through creative connections around Europe

5 November 2021
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Western Balkans economies recover faster than expected

5 November 2021
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EU and Council of Europe launch “Block the Hatred. Share the Love” campaign

5 November 2021
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Regional news editors meet to discuss restoring trust in media

1 November 2021
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EC sets out reform priorities for the Western Balkans and Turkey

20 October 2021
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Innovative digital solution products presented at the WB Digital Summit

18 October 2021
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#ErasmusDays 2021: three days to learn everything about the programme

15 October 2021
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Young European Ambassadors embrace green activism

15 October 2021
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YEA “Voices from the Western Balkans” at EYE 2021

15 October 2021
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Western Balkans Digital Summit opens in Podgorica

12 October 2021
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EU and Western Balkans launch a joint Innovation Agenda

11 October 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meet in summit at Brdo pri Kranju – Sign Declaration

6 October 2021
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Make your school a Superschool

5 October 2021
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President von der Leyen wraps up Western Balkans visit

1 October 2021
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Winners of the 2021 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey announced

29 September 2021
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President Von der Leyen visits the Western Balkans

29 September 2021
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EU supporting the Western Balkans to combat cross-border crime

29 September 2021
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Italy to host EU-Balkan Youth Forum in November

29 September 2021
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EU in Kosovo supports young professionals to learn graphic design

29 September 2021
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Working together to protect marine life: #EUBeachCleanup Albania

20 September 2021
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€14.2 billion to help accession countries implementing EU-related reforms

16 September 2021
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“The Future is on Tracks” Western Balkans Rail Summit

16 September 2021
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Join the 2021 European Researchers’ Night

13 September 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meeting on fight against firearms trafficking

9 September 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina + 4
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Young people meet to challenge history and shape a shared future

6 September 2021
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COVID-19: EU travel restrictions lifted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia

1 September 2021
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate first birthday

25 August 2021
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Vote for the next group of Young European Ambassadors!

23 August 2021
Kosovo
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Opportunity for basic journalism training for high school students in Kosovo

20 August 2021
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Film excellence recognised with awards at Kosovo’s EU Film Festival

6 August 2021
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European Film Festival in Kosovo

23 July 2021
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EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in Kosovo

23 July 2021
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EU expertise now available as TAIEX webinars

23 July 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU extends the mandates of the EUSRs in BiH and Kosovo

21 July 2021
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EU allocates €13.5 million for civil society in the Western Balkans

13 July 2021
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EU-funded project announces winners of best environmental journalism in Kosovo

13 July 2021
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The deadline for a new call for Young European Ambassadors extended to 30 July

12 July 2021
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YEAs go to EXIT Festival

12 July 2021
Kosovo
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Call for entries to EU-funded short film competition in Kosovo

9 July 2021
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Young people create regional youth agenda for the Western Balkans

9 July 2021
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EU funded PowerUP programme announces winners of Western Balkan Excellence Award

6 July 2021
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Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU

6 July 2021
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Team Europe – accelerating recovery of Western Balkan SMEs from COVID-19 impact

5 July 2021
Kosovo
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Anti-corruption public awareness event continues Western Balkans tour

5 July 2021
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The Western Balkans becomes a roaming free zone

1 July 2021
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Western Balkans Youth Forum 2021 kicks off today!

29 June 2021
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The pandemic reshapes TAIEX and Twinning

26 June 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi at Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders

11 June 2021
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

9 June 2021
Kosovo
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Basic journalism training for high school students in Kosovo

4 June 2021
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Political agreement on €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument

4 June 2021
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EU disburses a further €460 million to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

2 June 2021
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The RCC presents winners of the BALKATHON 2.0 competition

2 June 2021
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Young designer from Albania wins Berlin Process logo competition

2 June 2021
Kosovo
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“How do I see you?” – brings together youth from Kosovo and Serbia

2 June 2021
Kosovo
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BIRN and IPI launch a call for training Kosovo journalists

2 June 2021
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Training programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey

2 June 2021
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Grants for promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

28 May 2021
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EU in Kosovo launches a call for proposal to support startups

28 May 2021
Albania
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New call for cross border projects Albania-Kosovo

28 May 2021
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New call for cross border projects Montenegro-Kosovo

28 May 2021
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

28 May 2021
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Open call for “Balkan Messengers” training course

28 May 2021
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Over €2 billion from EU to support culture, including Western Balkans

28 May 2021
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EU and EBRD support the recovery of Kosovo SMEs from COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
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EU invests an additional €40 million to help ease impact of COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
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Western Balkan Youth Talks: how can the EU connect better with youth?

11 May 2021
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#EuropeDay – the EU throws open its virtual doors!

7 May 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi travels to the Western Balkans as first EU funded vaccines arrive

3 May 2021
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EU Open Data Days – Shaping our future with open data

30 April 2021
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EU and EFSE unleash additional €40 million in response to the pandemic

30 April 2021
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TAIEX flagship event: taking the European Green Deal beyond EU borders

29 April 2021
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The EU supports Western Balkans with a new project on prevention of radicalisation

23 April 2021
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The EU and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

23 April 2021
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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

13 April 2021
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Balkan Trafik festival celebrates its 15th anniversary online

13 April 2021
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EU funded training on fact-checking for Kosovo journalists

31 March 2021
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Erasmus+ brings over €26.2 billion to support mobility and cooperation

31 March 2021
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Call for applications for students and young journalists in Kosovo

19 March 2021
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New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

17 March 2021
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EFSE facilitates prizes and visibility for women entrepreneurs in tech

5 March 2021
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EU and UN Women address the violence against women in the Western Balkans

5 March 2021
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
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RCC awards six innovative digital solution projects on tourism in the Western Balkans

2 March 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Kosovo

25 February 2021
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
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EU launches the secretariat of a new initiative for coal regions in transition

19 February 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

18 February 2021
Kosovo
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Informal exploratory talks with Kosovo for association to Horizon Europe

11 February 2021
Kosovo
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Virtual exhibition “New Year, New Artists, New Hopes” is now open

9 February 2021
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

8 February 2021
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High school debates crossing borders in the Western Balkans

5 February 2021
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The EIB Group boosts financing for the Western Balkans in 2020

3 February 2021
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Green financing boost for farmers in Kosovo

2 February 2021
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Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) launches the 2021 Social Cohesion Award to recognise outstanding social action in Europe

22 January 2021
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The Head of the EU Office in Kosovo / EU Special Representative Tomáš Szunyog visits Kosovo’s northern municipalities

22 December 2020
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The EU Office in Kosovo/ EUSR joins global campaign for the elimination of violence against women

22 December 2020
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The Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP launch Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

10 December 2020
Kosovo
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European Commission approves financial assistance of over €138 million for Kosovo

9 September 2020
Kosovo
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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in the Western Balkans, including Kosovo

6 August 2020
Kosovo
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Tomáš Szunyog appointed as new EU Special Representative for Kosovo

31 July 2020
Kosovo
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The European Commission signs macro-financial assistance loan agreement with Kosovo worth up to €100 million

30 July 2020

Publications

Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans Factsheet

Author: European Commission

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

The EU Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans plan identifies ten investment flagships. It aims to spur long-term recovery, accelerate the green and digital transition, and foster regional cooperation and convergence with the EU.

EU Connectivity Agenda for the Western Balkans

Author: European Commission

Brochures | Published in: 2021

This brochure provides a close-up on the EU connectivity agenda for the Western Balkans and what it means in practice: reduction of travel times, increase of transport safety, improvement of air quality and ensuring supply of electricity or gas when people need it.

Key milestones

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2013

April

‘Brussels Agreement’ between Belgrade and Pristina signed

2016

April

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between EU and Kosovo enters into force

2016

May

The European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo

2016

October

First meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Council

2018

July

Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks

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