ELoGe: Enhancing Local Governance in Kosovo

Nov 20, 2023

On 15th November 2023, the LDA Kosovo organised a conference in the Municipality of Peja (Kosovo), focusing on the First Phase of the European Label of Governance Excellence Programme, with anticipation for the Second Phase.

Mr. Arber Vokrri, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Local Government Administration, and Mr. Tankut Soykan, Deputy Head of the Office in Prishtina, Council of Europe, welcomed the guests and underscored the significance of the ELoGE Programme for municipalities.

Mr. Gazmend Muhaxheri, Mayor of the Municipality of Peja, and Mr. Besnik Shala, representing the Municipality of Shtime, discussed the project phases. They shared their accomplishments, identified areas for improvement, and highlighted ELoGE’s role in enhancing the understanding of municipal performance and the positive impact of good local governance on citizens.

The conference provided a platform for insightful discussions on the ELoGE Program’s objectives and its contribution to achieving better governance practices at the local level. It served as a valuable opportunity for municipalities to reflect on their performance and consider ways to further improve their services for the benefit of their citizens.