The aim of the EU facilitated dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina is to promote cooperation between the two sides, help them achieve progress on the path to Europe and improve the lives of the people. After she took over her post in November 2014, former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini announced that she will personally facilitate the high-level dialogue. She is backed in her work by all Member States. The high-level dialogue is also supported by the work of experts in the tri-partite implementation working groups.
The high-level dialogue is building on the work of a dialogue initially facilitated by the EEAS Councillor Robert Cooper on senior officials' level (in the period from March 2011 to March 2012) and the high-level dialogue facilitated by the former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton (from October 2012 to October 2014). The dialogue was launched following the adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution 64/298 (2010). In this spirit the EU also continues to work closely with other international stakeholders.