Is your municipality truly yours? Assessment of local governments’ adherence to principles of citizen participation in north Kosovo

This paper explores current circumstances and challenges, focusing on citizens participation in decision making, as one of the main condition for effective democratic governance and one of the precursors for strengthening the position of local governance in four northern municipalities. Built on that, the paper considers the potential for improvements aiming to serve as a guideline for further development of existing practices and establishment of the new ones.