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School of Politics

School of Politics

School of Politics is one of the first non-formal political education programs in Kosovo and the oldest program that is still active. Since 2003, the School of Politics is implemented by the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies with the support and under the umbrella of the Council of Europe.

The School of Politics of Pristina was established with the aim of empowering political, economic, social and cultural leaders, to help the transition process of Kosovar society by supporting the creation of a modern society, democratic political culture, through providing a space for dialogue and exchange between current and future leaders, coming from a variety of fields. In a broader perspective, the work of the School of Politics is related to addressing the democratic deficit, the rule of law and the issue of human rights. The participants of the School are selected from a wide range of groups, actors and organizations such as political parties, public administration, civil society, media, minority groups, business and academia. The educational focus of the School can be described with the idea of strengthening democratic principles and practices. The School's modules include topics such as: the functioning of the democratic order with participation, representation and inclusiveness, good governance, human rights, security policies, foreign policy and international relations, development policies such as energy and the green agenda, as well as parties politics and the role of the media.

Each academic year, the school accepts a group of up to 30 participants who are selected based on their professional skills, taking into consideration other relevant political, social, ethnic, gender, and geographical factors. A significant number of former participants of the School of Politics hold key positions in political and social life in Kosovo. Moreover, the School's lecturers are experts in various fields, involved in political processes and public life, academics, representatives of institutions and organizations, diplomats and journalists, local and international.



The School of Politics program is supported by the Council of Europe.


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Seminar II of the School of Politics on Transitional Justice and its Mechanisms

Seminar II of the School of Politics on Transitional Justice and its Mechanisms

15 May 2024

May 2024

In the 2024 edition of the School of Politics, PIPS introduced a seminar focusing on dealing with the past and transitional justice.

This weekend (10-12 May), PIPS held the second seminar of the School of Politics, which was also the inaugural seminar on Transitional Justice. The seminar aimed to shape future leaders to be open-minded and inclusive, engage with policy matters and understand the importance of addressing past conflicts. Participants learned about truth commissions, criminal prosecutions, reparations, and institutional reforms as tools to prevent the recurrence of past injustices. The seminar explored the complexities of addressing historical injustices and balancing accountability with reconciliation.

The activity was made possible with the assistance of the regional project “EU Support for Confidence Building in the Western Balkans”, which is financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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U izdanju Škole politike za 2024. godinu, PIPS je uveo seminar koji se fokusira isključivo na suočavanje s prošlošću i tranzicionu pravdu.

Ovog vikenda (10-12. maj) PIPS je održao drugi seminar Škole politike, koji je ujedno bio i inauguracioni seminar o tranzicionoj pravdi. Seminar je imao za cilj da oblikuje buduće lidere da budu otvoreni i inkluzivni, da se bave političkim pitanjima i razumeju važnost rešavanja prošlih sukoba. Učesnici su naučili o komisijama za istinu, krivičnim gonjenjima, reparacijama i institucionalnim reformama kao alatima za sprečavanje ponavljanja prošlih nepravdi. Seminar je istraživao složenost rješavanja istorijskih nepravdi i balansiranja između odgovornosti i pomirenja.

Aktivnost je omogućena uz pomoć regionalnog projekta „Podrška EU za izgradnju poverenja na Zapadnom Balkanu“, koji finansira Evropska unija (EU), a sprovodi Program Ujedinjenih nacija za razvoj (UNDP).

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The First Seminar of the Political School (22nd Generation) - Kosovo's Efforts to Strengthen the State in Polycrisis Times

The First Seminar of the Political School (22nd Generation) - Kosovo's Efforts to Strengthen the State in Polycrisis Times

5 April 2024

March 2024

School of Politics (Generation 22) has officially kicked off with the first seminar this weekend! 

From March 22nd to March 24th, the next generation of potential future leaders embarked on an energetic journey during our first seminar. It was a weekend filled with insightful discussions, valuable lessons, and memorable moments that truly summarized the essence of political education and community building. 

Throughout the seminar, the energy was evident, fueled by lively discussions, positive vibes, and meaningful networking opportunities. We are hugely grateful to all our speakers, moderators, and participants for contributing to the success of this seminar.

Below, find some highlights from the first seminar. See you in our next activities with the School of Politics! 

The School of Politics program is supported by the Council of Europe. This seminar of the School of Politics is supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Kosovo.

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Call for Applications: School of Politics Prishtina - 22nd Generation Now Open!

Call for Applications: School of Politics Prishtina - 22nd Generation Now Open!

7 January 2024

January 2023

Embark on a transformative journey with one of Kosovo's pioneering non-formal political education programs! The School of Politics Prishtina, established to empower leaders in political, economic, social, and cultural spheres, is inviting applications for its 22nd Generation. Built on pillars of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, our program spans from March to November, incorporating seminars, discussions, and lectures that cultivate critical thinking and democratic values. Delve into topics like State and Society, Public Policy, Economics and Politics, Foreign Policy, National Security, Political Parties, and more, shaping the future leaders of Kosovo
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18 years of Prishtina School for Political Studies
Around 600 participants
Over 250 lecturers
Over 60 seminars organized
Over 500 lectures held
Over 200 participants attended the World Forum for Democracy
 

Schools of Political Studies Network and Association

 
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Prishtina School of Politics is part of the multilateral forums of the Council of Europe's School of Politics Network and the Association of School of Politics.

Schools Network was created by the Council of Europe in 2005 in order to provide a framework for the exchange of information, expertise and practices between the Schools. The network also provides a milieu in which regional and bilateral activities between two or more schools take place. Today Schools of Politics operate in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus. Such a wide reach has necessarily increased the need for cooperation, therefore the network offers such opportunity. To find out more about the School Network download the following documen here.

Association of School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe was founded in 2008 by the Directors of Schools of Politics, with the aim of strengthening links, stimulating development and supporting the schools. Equipped with a legal framework, Schools now have a tool that allows the Network to communicate with its own voice.

The Association plays an important role in supporting School Alumni. The Association's website has become a major hub for communication and information for its members, and provides a platform for dialogue and exchange between school graduates and current participants. More information on the Association of School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe can be found at: https://www.schoolsofpoliticalstudies.eu/index.php/en/.

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World Forum for Democracy

 
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The World Forum for Democracy

The World Forum for Democracy (formerly the Summer University for Democracy) is one of the most important activities of the School of Politics. This event annually brings together in Strasbourg School of Politics of all countries, and in addition, as the program is open to other participants as well.

The themes of the World Forum on Democracy vary from year to year. Until now, participants have had the opportunity to attend editions discussing democracy, power, social cohesion, social inclusion, political elites, the new Europe, the Arab Spring, media gender representation and information.

Prishtina School of Politics has been represented in this event with over 250 participants over the years. The World Forum on Democracy also serves as a platform for sharing experiences and sharing best practices, applied in a variety of contexts. More information about this event can be found at the following link: https://www.coe.int/en/web/world-forum-democracy.

 

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