Challenges and practices of inclusiveness in Kosovo's security sector


Sfidat dhe praktikat e gjithëpërfshirjes në sektorin e sigurisë në Kosovë

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)

Supported by

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)


Plator Avdiu, Shpat Balaj


This paper provides an overview of the current level of inclusion of non-majority communities in KP and the KSF. It analyzes the state of inclusion in these institutions and the measures taken to ensure consistency in the process. Moreover, particular focus is given to the recruitment process, the practices on this regard and the specific measures taken to bring communities closer to these institutions. In addition, the paper offers an overview of the functioning of existing internal mechanisms that oversee and contribute to the development of inclusive  policies. Among other, the paper focuses on the integrity of non-majority members, especially in the KP and the challenges posed in ensuring integrity.

The paper reflects the extensive research KCSS team did in the key Serbian majority inhabited municipalities in the recent years as well as the field work in municipalities where other non-majority communities reside. For the purposes of the paper two public discussions were organized in Gracanica and Shterpca and series of face-to-face interviews were conducted with civil society, local institutions and government representatives. Moreover, the primary data of the report have been formally obtained from KP and KSF, while the research team did thorough content analysis of official documents, reports and relevant legal framework. The report data also rely on existing KCSS programs on integrity and inclusiveness in security institutions, ongoing consultations and meetings with experts and institutional representatives as well as the involvement of KCSS team in relevant processes in the security sector in Kosovo and the region.

This publication has been produced with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies and cannot be taken to reflect the views of the Government of Canada. Project activities were implemented with the assistance of Humani Centar Mitrovica.