Dealing with Conflict Legacy in Kosovo

Dealing With Conflict Legacy in Kosovo

Project Summary:

The overall objective of the project is to support positive progress in tackling existing conflict legacy issues supporting and is aimed at building a sustainable reconciliation between the two parties.

This is being achieved through a four-pronged approach that includes increased closure in missing persons cases, increasing returns to sensitive areas in Kosovo, increased capacities of institutions dealing with domestic conflict related crimes trials in Kosovo and magnified effects of the project through youth to enable wider reconciliation efforts in both Belgrade and Pristina.

What do we want to achieve?

·         Increase identification of missing persons

·         Increased number of returns of displaced persons/families to sensitive areas in Kosovo and general perception of returnees is improved in Kosovo

·         Improved understanding of conflict related crimes trials within certain groups in Kosovo

·         Youth groups have a better understanding of the conflict

Main Results:

  • The Concept Note on Law on Missing Persons reviewed and endorsed by the PMO.
  • Develop GCMPs communication capacities and provide innovative tools for external communication.
  • Digitalization of IFM and KP archive related to missing persons and, contribute to more effective investigation process.
  • Missing Persons Family Associations in Kosovo empowered to contribute on the process of peace making and reconciliation.
  • 23 minority families returned and reintegrated. Out of 80 direct beneficiaries (23 families) supported, over 70% are women.
  • Three reports on monitoring conflict related crimes trials published.
  • Transitional Justice Resource Center, within University of Pristina, enriched with specific books related to worldwide practices on TJ.





Kosovo wide


Government of Kosovo, Kosovo Police and other Public Institutions. IFM, Association of Families of Missing persons. Missing Persons Resource Center


UK Embassy in Pristina (the donor), US Embassy, Swiss Embassy, Government Commission for Missing Persons , Kosovo Working Group on Missing Persons, ICRC, Ministry for Communities and Returns, Danish Refugee Council, Missing Persons Resource Center, Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo, Transitional Justice Resource Center, associations of families of missing persons.


2018-March 2022

Project Budget:

GBP 1,241,004.23


Government of the UK


Marta K. Gazideda
Governance and Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager/Deputy Programme Coordinator
Tel: +383 38 249 066; 
Mob: +383 49 785 895

Vehbi Selmani,
Project Manager 
+381 49 785 915