On 2 December PIPS held an event on the topic “Parliament’s engagement in sustainable urban planning: Developing policies in favour of citizens’ mobility, relieving traffic congestion and a healthier environment”, together with a panel of urban planning experts and MPs. During this event we’ve broadly discussed about planning cities that adjust to citizens, rather than cars and overload, and national-level coordination.
Main reccomendations from this meeting were: Deepened multi-sectorial cooperation; focus towards citizens’ mobility and drafting policies that improve the quality of environment in the long-term, though they may require courage; educating and adapting systems thinking and sustainability into policy-making; the role of academia in producing valuable research and recommendations for this aim.
On this occasion, we’ve officially launched the publication on “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans – A joint commitment”, which outlines the process and benefits of SUMPs. You may read this publication here: https://bit.ly/2OFSlY6
This event was held with the support of GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency.
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".