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

June 2022

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Countries around the world have been hit by the phenomenon of violent extremism and foreign fighters, and the Western Balkans was no exception.

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 intended to be the third and final in a series on this issue. More specifically, this analysis provides a regional statistical comparison of convictions for terrorism and participation in foreign conflicts, as well as an overview of the challenges faced by the six Western Balkan countries in preventing and combating violent extremism.

Newsletter of our 2022 activities regarding the Resilient Community Program

June 2022

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In 2021, PIPS joined the Resilient Community Consortium alongside Advocacy, Training, Resource Center, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Peer Educators Network. As part of this consortium, PIPS’ aim is to raise awareness and increase the understanding of the policymakers and other actors on R&R (Rehabilitation and Reintegration) and P/CVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism). From December 2021 to July 2022 PIPS has organized one seminar, one public discussion and published two policy papers.

For more information read the newsletter here.

Green Entrepreneurship - Changemaker in the Western Balkans

June 2022

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As the six Balkan countries are transforming their policies and becoming less carbon-intensive, promoting a green economy and green businesses is just the first component of transforming their economies.

The green economy framework promotes coherence between economic and environmental policies and further support the SDGs that are meant to be integrated with sustainable development.

Green businesses, also known as sustainable enterprises, aim to strike a balance between profit and resource sustainability.

This Policy Brief aims to explain the challenges of the Western Balkans in promoting a green economy and green businesses as the first step in transforming their economies.

Green groups and their role in the parliament’s green agenda

June 2022

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Once considered radical outsiders, the Greens are nowadays claiming an increasingly important role in mainstream politics, particularly in Europe.
Coupled with the urgency of climate change and the loss of support for traditional viewpoints, the Greens worldwide
have moved from single-issue environmental groups to inclusive political groups capable of developing and monitoring policies for key state institutions.

Thus, more and more people are supporting green policies, but who are the Greens, and what do they represent
in today’s politics? This Policy Brief aims to explain what the purpose of these green groups is and their role in the parliament's green agenda.

Energy Sector in Kosovo "An overview of the Implementation of Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB) for Kosovo"

June 2022

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Being a post-war country with a fragile economy, the Government of Kosovo with the support of the international community aims to develop the economy through direct investment and/or improving the investment climate. As a transition economy, the energy sector needs serious and substantial reforms.

This policy goal for the energy sector has been a sustainable, clean, and secure energy supply that will support the developing economy and increase social welfare.

This report will analyze the actors, legislation in force, strategic documents, current obstacles and identify areas for improvement of the Energy Sector in Kosovo during the implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (GAWB).

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.
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