Kosovo’s capital Pristina has made an associate member of the EUROCITIES network, authorities announced on Monday.
Pristina Mayor Isa Mustafa accepted the invitation from Brussels to join, as an associate member, the EUROCITIES grouping, according to a local government press release.
The EUROCITIES organisation is a network of over 130 European cities from over 30 EU and non-EU countries. The goals of the network are to increase communication, the exchange of ideas and the voice of each individual city.
Economic development, social welfare and effective governance are also focus points for the organisation. Cities must have a population of at least 250,000 to be considered for membership
Mayor Mustafa expects Pristina to gain knowledge and experience in the areas of economy and public service planning, read the press release.
Pristina has been granted the status of associate member for now, short of full member, as Kosovo is not a member of the EU. EU cities receive full membership.