Paving the Way for a European Future
Input paper conference Kosovo
In this paper the benefit of inter-municipal co-operation and international municipal co-operation is described. Inter-municipal co-operation is not only important for the improvement of service delivery to the citizens but also as an instrument of peace-building. In addition, inter-municipal co-operation can support reforms that can speed up the process of EU integration. International municipal cooperation can provide an added value to these processes. Besides, as the aims of inter-municipal co-operation overlap with the aims of the dialogue talks between Belgrade, Pristina and Brussels, local governments can embark in practical projects of inter-municipal co-operation that will help fill the agenda of the dialogue talks. It can be concluded that given the fact that so far local governments in Kosovo have limited experience in inter-municipal co-operation and international municipal co-operation, there is a lot to be gained.
IKV Pax Christi 2011
IKV Pax Christi is a Dutch civil society organisation that works with its partners for peace, reconciliation and justice worldwide. We support local peace efforts in conflict areas. We build bridges, nurture mutual understanding and improve disrupted relations between groups. Our aim is to prevent conflict and to build a peaceful, democratic and just society.