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Kosovo*

Population 1.8 million

Kosovo is a potential candidate for European Union membership. The EU is Kosovo’s most important political and economic partner, and top investor and donor. Funding programmes and cooperation extend across many areas – energy efficiency, infrastructure development, training for disadvantaged young people, cultural heritage…and much more. Many challenges remain, and significant progress is needed to strengthen the rule of law, tackle corruption, and work towards a cleaner environment. EU support to Kosovo seeks to build on progress so far and create a better future for its citizens.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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Opportunities in Kosovo

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Capacity development and financial support to CSOs working for gender equality amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath and beyond

PROGRAMME: INSTRUMENT FOR PRE-ACCESSION ASSISTANCE - IPA
DEADLINE: 22/01/2021

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Pan-European advanced manufacturing assistance and training for SMEs

PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020
DEADLINE: 01/12/2020- 17:00

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European Researchers’ Night

PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020
DEADLINE: 12/01/2021-17:00

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Strand A: Clusters Go International

PROGRAMME: COSME
DEADLINE: 02/12/2020 -17:00

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Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal

PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020
DEADLINE: 26/01/2020-17:00

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European museum collaboration and innovation space

PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020
DEADLINE: 12/01/2021-17:00

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Towards climate-neutral and socially innovative cities

PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020
DEADLINE: 26/01/2021-17:00

Key milestones

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2013

April

‘Brussels Agreement’ between Belgrade and Pristina signed

2016

April

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between EU and Kosovo enters into force

2016

May

The European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo

2016

October

First meeting of the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Council

2018

July

Commission confirms that Kosovo has fulfilled all outstanding visa liberalisation benchmarks