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.
STORIES FROM KOSOVO
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Discover creative and innovative ideas that come to life in Kosovo – thanks to the support of the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Brussels Agreement’ between Belgrade and Pristina signed
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between EU and Kosovo enters into force
The European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo
First meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Council
Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY165(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €4,000
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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