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.
Mr. Avni Sfishta from GIZ – Kosovo Energy Efficiency Project spoke about the importance of media reporting on environmental issues, citizen awareness and the efficiency of institutions. He outlined some of the key issues in Kosovo, such as the use of coal as primary heating product, even though we know its impact on climate and environmental issues; and decarbonisation as a criterion to be fulfilled as part of the Integrated Plan on Energy and Climate – which at the same time is one of Kosovo’s main issues.
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".