Publication of "The beginning of a new ERA" and discussion on European Reform Agenda II 15 October 20210

Publication of "The beginning of a new ERA" and discussion on European Reform Agenda II

On October 14, PIPS held a roundtable discussion on "European Reform Agenda II", during which our latest publication "The beginning of a new ERA!" was presented.

Given the importance that ERA II now has on the path to EU integration and the necessary reforms for Kosovo, it is critical to overcome the obstacles previously experienced, therefore this publication provides an overview of the implementation of ERA 1 and provides recommendations for the implementation of ERA II.
Discussion on "Balkan regionalism 2021: SEFTA and Open Balkan" 15 September 20210

Discussion on "Balkan regionalism 2021: SEFTA and Open Balkan"

On 13 September PIPS held a closed discussion on "Balkan Regionalism 2021: SEFTA and Open Balkan" with stakeholders from the government, opposition and experts.

This event brought to the table the views of the parties on the SEFTA and Open Balkan agreements, and confronted the attitudes of key actors to measure the possibility for a unified stance of these actors on regional agreements.

This discussion stressed cautious action regarding:
- Unilateral initiative and positions vis-a-vis the need to strengthen interstate alliances and not to threaten the loss of strategic allies;
- Tendency to see the European Integration process as mutually exclusive from regional integration;
- Articulation of positions and unilateral initiative along with the need to create and strengthen interstate alliances and not to threaten the loss of strategic allies;
- Regional initiatives as a response to the stagnation of the region's European Integration process;
-The security of regional partnerships without equality of the parties and dealing with the past.
Presentation of survey results on "Kosovo citizens' mindset regarding political questions" 19 July 20210

Presentation of survey results on "Kosovo citizens' mindset regarding political questions"

PIPS in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Kosovo has published the results of the survey "Kosovo citizens' mindset regarding political questions".

The survey has produced interesting data about the views of Kosovar citizens on the relationship of the state with the economy, individual freedoms, ideology and political parties in the country, political participation and segmentation of Kosovar voters according to political ideology.

The report's findings were presented on 19 July. You can follow the presentation via the link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1018364208701645&ref=watch_permalink
Discussion on Public Administration Reform in Kosovo 14 July 20210

Discussion on Public Administration Reform in Kosovo

On July 14, PIPS held a discussion on the progress of public administration reform in Kosovo.
The discussion brought together researchers, civil society representatives, government representatives and civil servants to talk about the stalemates and proper coordination for the progress of this much-needed reform.

The summary report on public administration reform, prepared by PIPS, was presented during this discussion.

Mrs. Venera Ramaj from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo, Mr. Valon Gashi from the Office for Political Criteria at the Office of the Prime Minister and Mr. Demush Shasha from the EPIK Institute contributed to the panel.

The main points from the discussion were:
- Lack of political vision and will as well as political instability have impacted the stagnation of this reform;
- The digitalization of public administration should be given special emphasis as part of the reform and for the sake of the benefits that would follow;
- In order to create the momentum for the reform, the coordination between the local and central level should be strengthened;
- This reform should not be seen only as a condition by the EU but also as an opportunity for approximation with the EU.

Third Seminar of the School for Political Studies 2021 08 July 20210

Third Seminar of the School for Political Studies 2021

We have concluded the third seminar of School for Political Studies with the 19th generation from 2-4 July.

This time around, the seminar focused on the prevention and countering of violent extremism, through which participants of the School for Political Studies were informed about violent extremism in a global and regional context, the difference between the concepts of terrorism, extremism, radicalism, as well as statistics and initiatives undertaken for the repatriation and rehabilitation of returned fighters to Kosovo.

In a broader context, the seminar addressed Kosovo's foreign policy, world politics, theories of international relations, offering participants several nuances of understanding Foreign Policy and National Security - from a political, legal and social perspective.

Furthermore, the participants had the opportunity to hear from, and discuss with the current Deputy Minister of MFA about the previous approach of Kosovo in regards to regional and global actors and the future plan of this government for Kosovo's foreign policy.

This seminar was held with the support of the Advocacy Training and Resource Center - ATRC through the Resilient Community Program and the Council of Europe.
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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.

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School for Political Studies 2020 held the second seminar

School for Political Studies 2020 held the second seminar

30 July 2020

The second seminar of the School for Political Studies was held from July 21-23 and July 28-30. Over the course of six days the participants participated in lectures by public policy experts in the areas of political ideology and its effects on public policy.

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School for Political Studies lecture with Dr. Gëzim Visoka on "Peace through mutual recognition: The current situation in Kosovo and future opportunities"

School for Political Studies lecture with Dr. Gëzim Visoka on "Peace through mutual recognition: The current situation in Kosovo and future opportunities"

5 May 2020

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".

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OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL STUDIES 2021

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL STUDIES 2021

1 December 2020

Prishtina School for Political Studies has opened the call for application for the admission of candidates for the nineteenth generation (19).

School for Political Studies is one of the first non-formal political education programs in Kosovo and the oldest program that is still active. School for Political Studies has been implemented by the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies since 2003 through the support of the Council of Europe.

The aim of the program is to promote a new political culture for young leaders in line with the three key principles of the Council of Europe: democracy, rule of law and human rights. Throughout a year 30 participants coming from political parties, media, civil society, public administration etc. have the opportunity to attend modules with lectures from eminent local and international speakers. The program is currently implemented in 22 different countries around the world and graduates are certified by the Council of Europe and the Secretary General of this organization.
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