Norway has provided extensive development assistance to Kosovo since the late 1990s, and today you find Norwegian footprints all over Kosovo.
Whereas much of the early assistance was of a humanitarian nature, related to the build-up after the Kosovo war in 1998-99, Norway has since supported activities within education, rule of law, good governance, environmental protection, safety and security, peace and reconciliation, human rights, culture and the arts. Norwegian assistance has had a particular emphasis on improving the situation for minorities, women and youth.
The overarching objective of Norwegian support to the Western Balkans today is to promote the development of lasting stability and democracy. To this end, Norway supports a series of initiatives in Kosovo and the wider region, to foster:
- Closer regional cooperation, also including countries that are EU members;
- Reconciliation and implementation of transitional justice;
- Socio-economic development through enhanced economic growth and competitiveness, increased capacity in the field of environment/climate/energy, and increased social and economic inclusion of marginalised groups;
- Good governance through support for development of the rule of law, defence sector reform, civil society and the media, minorities, and the fight against organised crime and corruption.
2018 Call for proposals
Norway is announcing an open call for proposals for the Western Balkan countries, including Kosovo. The deadline has been extended to April 27.2018.
FAQ regarding the 2018 Call for proposals
The Embassy is receiving a number of requests for clarifications regarding the 2018 Call for proposals. In this FAQ we try to answer some of these questions. Please review this page before you contact the Embassy.
Current active Norwegian projects in Kosovo
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' grants portal provides an overview of all grants from the Ministry and Norad for which agreements have been entered into, and for which disbursements are planned for this year and for up to the next four years.
Statistics on past Norwegian assistance to Kosovo
Norwegian Aid Statistics gives you easy access to all official statistics about Norwegian development cooperation from 1960 until today.