OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Who we are
The Mission in Kosovo is an OSCE field operation headquartered in Prishtinë/Priština and maintains five regional offices located in Gjilan/Gnjilane, Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, Pejë/Peć, and Prizren, as well as in Prishtinë/Priština itself. It is led by Ambassador Jan Braathu of Norway. The Mission has a total of 504 staff; its 2019 budget amounts to EUR 17,462,600.
What we do
Among the OSCE’s largest field operations, the Mission in Kosovo runs a wide array of activities, from support to the functioning of democratic institutions and civic participation in decision-making, to the promotion of human rights and the rule of law. It is particularly engaged in the protection of community rights; protection of cultural and religious heritage; monitoring the judiciary; gender mainstreaming; media freedoms and development; promotion of anti-discrimination mechanisms; improving young people’s participation in political and public life; countering terrorism and cyberthreats; advanced police training and support to key policing strategies; and support to the implementation of agreements stemming from the European Union-facilitated dialogue between Prishtinë/Priština and Belgrade. The Mission monitors the work of institutions and helps strengthen legislation and policies covering the protection of human and community rights; anti-discrimination; freedom of expression; gender equality; and the fight against organized crime.