At a conference in Wilton Park on 1 February 2004, ESI presented its analysis of Mitrovica's economic and social predicament to Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb leaders.
ESI also presented a proposal for a way forward in 2004.
Following the conference ESI presented its proposal to all parties in Mitrovica, elsewhere in Kosovo, to the UN Secretariat in New York, to Javier Solana in Brussels, and to Foreign Ministries across Europe.
There were numerous reactions from all leading politicians in Kosovo and in the international press.
In March 2004, ESI and the King Baudouin Foundation invited policy-makers to Brussels where a concrete proposal was jointly presented by ESI, Prime Minister Bajram Rexhepi and Kosovo Serb Member of Parliament Oliver Ivanovic.
ESI Brussels proposal
ESI President Gerald Knaus presenting ESI Mitrovica proposal to Heads of Mission, SRSG Hari Holkeri and KFOR at the house of UK Head of Mission in Pristina.
ESI also produced a documentary – CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD – which was shown at numerous presentations and on television in the region.
New Orientation for Mitrovica: Agenda for Local Economic Development. Click here for the English, Albanian and Bosnian-Croat-Serbian versions.
Pictures and maps of Mitrovica
Presentations on Mitrovica
Michael Palairet - Trepca: Kosovo's industrial giant