Prishtina School for Political Studies held its first seminar on the topic "State and Society: Political Identity, Governance and Political Order". The seminar was especially focused on the statebuilding process of Kosovo after the formal advancement from UN-administration to the post-supervised independence, also touching upon the role of the international actors and context in this process.
On Wednesday, 31 January, the first meeting with the 16th Generation of the Prishtina School for Political Studies was held. The Director of the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies started the meeting by acquainting the participants with the background and a timeline of activites of the School for Political Studies.
On 18th of December, Prishtina School for Political Studies organized the diploma ceremony for the participants, at the same time, the final event for this generation. On the second part of the conference, the discussion “Year 2018 for Kosovo: Will it be a Year of Political Consensus” took place.
Prishtina School for Political Studies took part in the World Forum for Democracy 2017 from 8-10 November. WFD is organized by Council of Europe and this year’s topic concerns populism, its rise in the Western Democracies in the recent years, discussed form the perspective on the role that media plays in this process.
On 3rd of November, PIPS and GLPS organized the roundtable: EU integration process for Kosovo: Where does this process currently stand? GLPS also published the policy-analysis: “Kosovo, EU Integration and SAA: An Analysis on the Perceptions of the Citizens”.
The second seminar of the School for Political Studies was held from July 21-23 and July 28-30. Over the course of six days the participants participated in lectures by public policy experts in the areas of political ideology and its effects on public policy.
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".
On 15 July School for Political Studies held a discussion with Mr. Shpend Ahmeti, Mayor of the Municipality of Prishtina on the topic of "Effects of the pandemic on the Kosovar economy".
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.