20 journalists from prominent Kosovar media attended the Seminar on Energy and Environment, organized by PIPS on 21-23 February.
Through the support of the GIZ Kosovo Project for Energy Efficiency, PIPS gathered experts from key Kosovar energy institutions, the Energy Community, media, as well as experts in environmental engineering and spatial/urban planning with the aim to accurately and fully inform Kosovar journalists on:
-the Energy Community Treaty and Kosovo’s obligations
-the mandate and competencies of Energy Regulatory Office, scope of the Transmission, System and Market Operator and energy independence
-the development of the Kosovo Energy Efficiency Fund
-renewable energy sources and the capacity for their deployment
-current environmental risks, climate chance, related health impacts and sustainable development as well as;
-sustainable environmental and spatial planning
On 27 December, the first meeting with journalists was held as part of the program “Journalists in the field of energy and environment”. During this meeting the detailed program was presented for the participants as well as the current situation in Kosovo regarding energy and environment policies.
On July 7, the Pristina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS) published the policy analysis "Rationalization of Independent Agencies and Regulators in Kosovo". The analysis drafted after a period of several months of research provides an overview of the current situation of public administration reform, namely the implementation of the rationalization of independent, executive and regulatory agencies.
School for Political Studies has held an online lecture & discussion with Dr. Gëzim Visoka on the topic "Peace through mutual recognition: The current situation in Kosovo and future opportunities".