OP-ED "Derogimi i të drejtave të njeriut gjatë pandemisë"

Maj 2022

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Kur bota po kalonte krizën më të rëndë të shëndetit publik, vëmendja u kthye kah ndërmarrja e masave preventive.
Ky OP-ED shtjellon masat e ndërmarrura gjatë pandemisë në përpuethshmëri me të drejtat e njeriut dhe se si në raste të krizave publike si ajo e shkaktuar nga COVID-19, e drejta për jetë dhe e drejta për shëndet, racionalisht mbizotërojnë mbi të drejtat e tjera.

Ky artikull është shkruar në kuadër të projektit “Rritja e reagimit të institucioneve të Kosovës në
adresimin e pasojave socio-ekonomike dhe politike të COVID-19, përmes prodhimit të
rekomandimeve të politikave të bazuara në prova”, mbështetur nga Balkan Trust for Democracy,
Projekt Fondi Gjerman Marshall i Shteteve të Bashkuara dhe USAID.

CALL FOR 1 (ONE) EXPERT

MAY 2022

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Prishtina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS), on behalf of the project: “Pathway towards an efficient use of local natural resources”, Contract number: 2022/432-719 intends to award a service contract for “One expert for preparation of a Needs Assessment and conducting a data sourcing exercise (BL 5.2.1)”, in Prishtina, with reference number PIPS -1.


The deadline for submission of applications is 12.05.2022, at 17:00.

An Overview of Policies and Efforts on P/CVE in the Western Balkans (II)

April 2022

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Increased instability and open military conflicts have given rise to the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters around the world. As a result, countries took immediate action to prevent and criminalize the participation of their citizens in foreign conflicts.

This policy analysis aims to shed light on how six Western Balkan countries have dealt with preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). It is the second in a series of analyzes on this issue.

More specifically, this analysis provides a regional statistical perspective on the number of citizens joining foreign conflicts and an overview of the repatriation and reintegration initiatives undertaken by the six Western Balkan countries.

Public Opinion in the Capital: Assessment of Satisfaction with Municipal Services

March 2022

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This policy analysis aims to assess the performance of the municipality of Pristina during the past term, based on a survey on public satisfaction with municipal services.

This would enable decision makers to understand the perceived performance of local institutions and plan and prioritize accordingly.

Considering the role that municipal governments play in providing public services to the population, identifying citizens' perceptions and areas of concern is of great importance to policy makers at the local level.

Everyday challenges for the promotion and implementation of rights and protections for the citizens of Non Majority Communities in the Republic of Kosovo

March 2022

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This report has been prepared as a result of a round table on youth, security and human development in Kosovo in December 2021 and four focus group discussions organized by HD and PIPS during February 2022, with participants from all communities in Kosovo. Participants included policy makers, government officials, activists
civil society, researchers and students. The report was prepared based on the contribution of the participants with the support of Dr. Mark Baskin, Leonora Kryeziu, Dr. Ramadan Ilazi and Ermal Boshnjaku.

The report shows that with modest intervention by the government, contact with members of non-majority communities in Kosovo
can significantly improve the daily lives of members of non-majority communities.

Political impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kosovo

March 2022

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During the 21 months from ‘patient zero’ until mid-December 2021, during the pandemic, Kosovo has gone through multiple crises. The direct crisis is that of the public health.
In addition to the socio-economic crisis, which is the most serious crisis, during the pandemic Kosovo also went through the most serious political crisis in its history as a state, with political instability never seen before.

This policy analysis aims to analyze these and other developments in Kosovo during the pandemic, and its scope in three components: (in)-political stability and governance, the functioning of civil society organizations (CSOs) and media freedom.

In this context, it analyzes the consequences of the pandemic and their negative impact on these three components of state function.

Kosovo's prospects to join the WTO: A short evaluation of the decision-making routes

February 2022

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Since 2018, Kosovo has not applied for membership in any major international organization. Although expanding its presence in international organizations has been one of the main goals of Kosovo's foreign policy in the post-independence period, membership in the Venice Commission in 2014 remains the last major multilateral accession for Kosovo.

The Government Program 2021-2025 includes several commitments for multilateral accession. One of the most important commitments is to apply for membership in the World Trade Organization.

This policy note discusses Kosovo's prospects of joining this organization, in light of the functions and importance that this multilateral body plays for the global economy today.

Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Affairs (2021)

February 2022

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Our latest publication aims to provide an overview of Kosovo's foreign affairs in 2021. The report is part of PIPS's commitment to document and analyze Kosovo's foreign policy policies each year. The study focuses on the main events and policy developments that have dominated Kosovo's foreign relations, as well as the successes and challenges it faces in implementing key foreign policy goals. Aims to document key developments shaping Kosovo's bilateral diplomacy, dialogue with Serbia, recognition and membership in international organizations, and Euro-Atlantic integration.
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