The EU-facilitated dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo is affected by the political developments in the two countries. Questions about a potential territorial swap, Kosovo’s 100% tax on imported products from Serbia, and the train decorated with Serbian nationalistic slogans and symbols make the headlines, while ordinary citizens are kept in the dark from ongoing negotiation processes. The normalisation of relations is a prerequisite for EU membership for both countries and the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, recently stated that the status quo is unsustainable and that the EU will take the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue to the next level.
Kvinna till Kvinna’s partners Snežana Jakovljević from Sandglass and Vetone Veliu from the Mitrovica Women Association for Human Rights, who are women activists from the border areas (Kruševac, Serbia, and Mitrovica, Kosovo), will share their insights on how the dialogue affects their communities and work, including reconciliation activities. The discussion will provide an opportunity for participants to explore ways in which the EU can better contribute to reconciliation in the region while securing effective civil society participation.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please contact Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.