This is a Shadow Report to the Official Report on the Framework Convention, the latter which was submitted by UNMIK to the CoE in early June 2005. This Shadow Report is the result of a collaborative effort, guided by a participatory methodology, included the participation of persons from the following minority groups in Kosovo: Croat, Serbs, Bosniacs, Gorani, Turkish, Roma and Ashkalia/Egyptien communities. The participants formed a joint Working Group, where each minority group has provided their respective input and formulate recommendations with regard to the implementation of the Framework Convention, on an article-by-article basis. The completion of this report also demonstrates in itself an innovative process of bringing together minority representatives from civil society, enabling them to identify common experiences and aims, and thus to promote inter-ethnic communication and understanding.

September 2005