Impact of the COVID19 pandemic in regards to socio-economic and political developments - these were the topics covered in the last two focus groups organized by PIPS with CSOs, media, government representatives, chamber representatives etc.
These focus groups are part of the project funded by the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and USAID.
The first focus group, "Socio-economic impact of the COVID19 pandemic in Kosovo", discussed the policies undertaken by the governments of Kosovo, the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of these policies in Kosovo society.
The second focus group "The Political Impact of COVID19 on CSOs and the Media", also discussed the effects of the pandemic measures on civil society organizations and media. Furthermore, the effects in different areas were mentioned, such as health, justice including respect for human rights.
PIPS will publish two policy studies on these impact areas with discussion findings from these focus groups as well.