Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, as an implementing partner, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; as part of the project "Regional cooperation and competence development of parliamentarians in South East Europe on the topic of energy efficiency and climate protection" held a study trip to Berlin, Germany (6-9 June) with the purpose of introducing the MPs of six Western Balkan countries with the best parliamentary practices within the German Parliament in advocating for the implementation and improvement of energy efficiency, climate protection and urban mobility policy.
This activity was attended by Members of the Parliament of Kosovo, Mrs. Sala Berisha Shala and Mrs. Mimoza Kusari Lila, as representatives of the Committee for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade and Industry; and Mrs. Leonora Kryeziu, Executive Director of the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. The study trip incorporates visits to the Bundestag and Bundesrat, and meetings with German MPs.
The objective of this project is to strengthen the capacities of parliamentarians of SEE countries, striving to support and increase their participation in decision-making processes on energy efficiency and climate protection, and to generate critical political will for reforms in the sector at stake and in line with the joint objective of SEE partner countries to join the EU.
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".