Kosovo Small Arms Control Initiative (KOSSAC)

Project Summary


The project supports Kosovo institutions to control the widespread possession and circulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in accordance with UN, OSCE and EU standards

What do we want to achieve

The project supports Kosovo institutions to control the widespread possession and circulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in accordance with UN, OSCE and EU standards.

Results



Designed initially to reduce armed violence in Kosovo and increase community safety, KOSSAC has, throughout the years, evolved into a comprehensive armed-violence prevention project with a strong focus on security sector reform and capacity development.
In the past 5 years, KOSSAC has established itself as a credible partner and primary source for technical advice and assistance to national and local institutions in a variety of fields.
The project has tackled various aspects of small arms control, including laws on production, marking, registration and tracing, storage and inventory management, destruction of surplus arms, awareness-raising among the population, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration as well as international trade.
Because of the ongoing EU integration process and, more concretely, the conditions specified in the feasibility study for Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) and the Visa Liberalization Roadmap, KOSSAC’s technical assistance to Kosovo institutions is crucial in helping the government to comply with these EU requirements.

Donor information

Donor Amount
Federal Government of Germany 40,000.00 USD
UN Inter Agency Security Sector Reform Task Force 270,000.000 USD

Delivery

Year
Amount
2013
364,000.00 USD
Overview
Status
Active
Project Duration
June 2014
Geographic Coverage
Prishtinë/Priština and Kosovo-wide
Focus Area
Democratic Governance
Beneficiaries
Central and Local Government
Partners
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Kosovo Police
Kosovo Forensic Agency
EU TAIEX
Municipalities
Contact
Alain Egide Lapon
Project Manager
alain.lapon@undp.org
Phone: +381 38 521 108
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