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People-to-People Diplomacy

Through civil society fuelled diplomacy, Kosovo has seen extraordinary progress in opening communication channels of interaction and influence across five EU countries—Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain—that still hesitate to recognize Kosovo as an independent and sovereign state.

A multi-track approach to diplomacy has provided a functional space for Kosovo’s citizens, civil society, academia, and policymakers to interact with their counterparts in the absence of established diplomatic relations. In conjunction with the British Council and British Embassy we have launched “Kosovo Talks EU,” a people-to-people diplomacy initiative, with the expectation that cooperation without recognition between different layers of our societies will eventually smoothen the political stance of non-recognizing states to the benefit of Kosovo.

Projects

  • Harnessing Kosovo’s vibrant civil society to expand communication channels in countries that have not recognized Kosovo yet
  • The Kosovo Advocacy Fund
  • The “Kosovo Calling” International Conference: The Launch of Position Papers
  • Martti Ahtisaari Fellowship


Public Diplomacy Visits

  • Slovakia
  • Greece
  • Romania
  • Cyprus