During 22-24th of June, School of Politics held the third seminar ''Foreign Policy and National Security''. The lecturers of this seminar originated from political, diplomatic and academic backgrounds: Robert Muharremi, Blerim Reka, Ardian Hackaj (Cooperation and Development Institute), Burim Ramadani (Deputyminister at MKSF) and Florian Qehaja (Executive Director at Kosovar Centre for Security Studies).
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.
On 28 May 2018, the roundtable "European Reform Agenda: Challenges and Expectations" was held, where the policy monitoring report "The ERA of Stagnation" was launched.
On 23 May 2018, Prishtina Institute for Political Studies organized the thematic round-table on "Kosovo’s Membership into International Organizations: Council of Europe and INTERPOL". The panel of this round-table consisted of: Robert MUHARREMI (Researcher on International Relations), Veton ELSHANI (Head of Working Group for Membership in INTERPOL), Glauk KONJUFCA (MP/ Ex member of Kosovo Delegation in CoE), Gjylieta MUSHKOLAJ (Professor at University of Prishtina).
Prishtina Institute for Political Studies organized the thematic roundtable Kosovo’s Foreign Policy: Priorities and Challenges. The panel of this round-table consisted of: Behgjet PACOLLI (Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kosovo), Vjosa OSMANI (Chair of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and Strategic Investment), Ardian ARIFAJ (Advisor to Kosovo President), Lulzim PECI (KIPRED Institute) Ruairi O'CONNELL (Ambassador of United Kingdom to Kosovo).
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".