10 February 2021
The project team of “Joint Action for Decentralization” held a regular two-day meeting, where they discussed about the activities, achievements and challenges in the implementation of this project.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss activities, achievements and challenges during 2020, especially in the circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of this meeting was also the joint discussion about the planning of future project activities for 2021 in order to achieve the objectives of the project.
On the first day of this meeting the team discussed about main activities that have been implemented during 2020 under the project, focusing on the achievements so far for the two draft laws, the draft Law on Social and Family Services and the draft law on Local Governance Finance, sharing the support provided by the project in their design and the current stage of the processes.
Further, the team discussed about the Report on the impact of decentralization of social services, the annual monitoring report which was prepared during 2020 and will be published in 2021, support and cooperation with partners such as the Association of Kosovo Municipalities, the Association of Centers for Social Work in Kosovo, Ombudsperson and civil society organizations, empowerment of KOMF members and partners through the drafting of the Communication Strategy as well as about the annual events for awarding journalists and “Friends of Children” for 2020.
In the end the team discussed about the joint plans for the activities foreseen for 2021, where they drafted the plan of activities for this year.
“Joint Action for Decentralization”, is a project funded by the European Union and managed by the EU Office in Kosovo, implemented by the Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection in Kosovo – KOMF in partnership with the Organization for Children without Parental Care – OFAP, SOS Children’s Villages Kosovo and KMOP.