PRISTINA – RYCO Deputy Secretary General Mr Fatos Mustafa, together with RYCO Local Branch Officer in Kosovo Ms Krenare Gashi, participated in the policy forum “Kosovo’s next decade: Advancing the Reform Making, Regional Cooperation and EU Integration” on Wednesday, 25 April, in Pristina. The event debated the strengthening of institutions and speeding up reforms, the EU Enlargement Strategy and the Berlin Process as well as the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.
During the second panel discussion on the EU Enlargement Strategy and the Berlin Process, Ms Gashi made a few remarks when she shared some of the results from the First RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals. She pointed out the implication of the bilateral disputes in the region, such as visa regime between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo that is affecting the youth cooperation on the regional level. She underlined that this can be one of the reasons why there was a small number of partnerships created in the received applications from Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The event was organized by the Democracy for Development, the Balkans Policy Research Group and the Kosovar Center for Security Studies.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence