We, the undersigned members of the civil society, through this joint letter appeal to leaders of Kosovo and Serbia to accept and sign the agreement proposed by the European Union (EU), as well as reach a compromise on the implementation annex at their upcoming meeting on March 18, 2023.

The proposed agreement by the EU is an important step in the right direction for normalization of relations, European integration, and it will have a positive impact at the community level to foster better interethnic relations.

We, understand that the proposed agreement by the EU is not satisfactory for either side, however, the continuation of the current status-quo will have far worse consequences, and lead to new tensions, which will make the life of the citizens in both societies harder and less secure.

Citizens of Kosovo and Serbia expect from their leaders to engage with each other, and make compromises that will facilitate the European integration process for both sides and the region as a whole. Compromise is a pillar of a democratic society, and it is not a concession.

No. First/Last name
1. Adelina Hasani, Researcher at KCSS
2. Agon Maliqi, Researcher and policy consultant
3. Bardhi Bakija, Executive director of Sbunker
4. Jovana Radosavljević, Executive director of NSI
5. Leonora Kryeziu, Executive director of PIPS
6. Lulzim Peci, Executive director of KIPRED
7. Maja Piscevic, Nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center
8. Milica Andrić Rakić, Project manager at NSI
9. Miodrag Marinkovic, Executive director of CASA
10. Naim Rashiti, Executive director of BPRG
11. Ramadan Ilazi, Head of research at KCSS
12. Sofija Todorović, YIHR Serbia
13. Sonja Licht, President of the Foundation BFPE for a Responsible Society
14. Sonja Stojanovic Gajic, Researcher and policy consultant
15. Srdjan Majstorovic, Chairman of the Governing Board of CEP
16. Stefan Vladisavljev, Program coordinator at BFPE
17. Visar Xhambazi, Sbunker
18. Visar Ymeri, Executive director of “Musine Kokalari” Institute
19. Nataša Vučković, Center for Democracy Foundation