RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEWLY ELECTED SERB REPRESENTATIVES IN KOSOVO’S INSTITUTIONS
CIG organized in June 2017 a roundtable and a workshop for a number of Serb representatives to develop a list of recommendations for successful engagement by the Serb representatives in the new Kosovo’s institutions elected in parliamentary elections of June 11, 2017. The activities were part of the project supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
The participants drafted a list of recommendations for the new Serb representatives, the overall message which was that the Serbs should become active participants in Kosovo’s political life. The Serb representatives should act as a political force more than as an ethnic party and thus engage on non-ethnic issues more robustly. They should also channel their efforts and ideas through institutions. Another recommendation was that they should assist in building efficient institutions in Serb-majority municipalities including the Association/Community of Serb-Majority Municipalities as the best guarantee for a sustainable future for the Serb community.