Democratic Society Fund (DSF)

Project completed

L’objectif suprême est de contribuer à la démocratisation de la société kosovare, autrement dit de faire que les institutions publiques travaillent avec plus de transparence, que les citoyens et citoyennes participent davantage à la vie politique, que les différentes ethnies coexistent pacifiquement et que les minorités s’intègrent. Il faut aussi aider les femmes à acquérir plus de droits. Mise en œuvre: Les organisations qui s‘engagent dans les domaines des mouvements civiques, de la protection des minorités et de la promotion féminine seront soutenues soit par des distinctions, soit par des contributions à des projets ou organisations.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
20.11.2010 - 30.06.2014
CHF  1’896’000
Background The transition of Kosovo from a socialist past to a democratic system must be based on values of equal rights, freedom of speech, integration and participation of all communities. In this process, the civil society and media play a central role. Kosovo is a multiethnic country with Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Goranis, Bosniaks, Montenegrins, Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians living in its territory. Also, the traditional gender specific roles disadvantage the role of women in society.
Objectives The overall goal of the DSP is to support the development of a democratic society in Kosovo. The overall aim is to contribute to significant changes towards firmly establishing a democratic society in Kosovo. The intended direction of change is indicated in the objectives and areas of change given below.
Target groups Civil Society Organisations (think tanks, watchdog organisations and citizen groups; academia, research institutions, professional associations), and in certain cases municipalities and other administrative units.
Medium-term outcomes

Outcome 1: Increase citizen participation and improve transparency and accountability of Kosovar institutions

Outcome 2: Improve inter-ethnic coexistence and the integration of non-majority communities in a multi-ethnic Kosovo

Outcome 3: Advance gender equality in Kosovo

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’896’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    1’453’234
Project phases Phase 3 01.10.2019 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Phase 2 01.07.2014 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 1 20.11.2010 - 30.06.2014   (Completed)