During 1-3rd of March, the 17th Generation of School for Political Studies held its first Module State and Society: Identity, Governance and Political Order. The lecturers of the Seminar were: Fatmir Sejdiu, Fisnik Korenica, Ermal Hasimja, Blerim Shala, Anton Vukpalaj, Blendi Ceka, Ramadan Ilazi and Besnik Tahiri. The Seminar focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of state and society, their interaction which created the governance state and international system we currently share, at the same time discussing the transformations during the civilisations and scientific interpretations that have been produced. The Seminar also discussed international law, multilateral institutions, peacebuilding and state-building and political identity, seen from, but not isolated, to Kosovo’s case.
Kosovo’s declaration of independence and its relation to international law was one of the focal points of the discussion. Knowing that Kosovo’s case cannot be fully categorised to none of the three ways of state formation in the post-1945 international order (decolonization, parent state approval or dissolvement of existing states) the sui-generis label has opened the way for full compliance of Kosovo’s declaration of independence with the international law. Based on this, further major interventions in Kosovo’s judicial and political structure would change this argument, thus opening the way for unclear consequences.
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".