The second seminar of the School for Political Studies 2019 was held from 12 to 14 April. This seminar, entitled "State as the fundamental framework to govern - The politics of public policy" offered our participants the chance to discuss about the role of ideology, right and left politics for Kosovo, economic development, sound education, and rule of law in the context of shaping public policy in Kosovo.
On 2nd of April Prishtina Institute for Political Studies published the annual survey “International Politics and Political Parties: Perceptions of Kosovo citizens”. The survey was published through the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The panel of the event consisted of Leonora Kryeziu (PIPS Executive Director), Granit Tërnava (KAS), Arben Hajrullahu (University of Prishtina) and Butrint Berisha (PIPS).
On 21 March 2019, the Pristina School for Political Studies held a discussion with the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Prishtina, Mrs. Colleen Hyland. Participants had a fruitful discussion during which they shared their thoughts on the current main challenges of Kosovo in the local and international context.
On 14 March 2019, Pristina Institute for Political Studies (PIPS), Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS) and GAP Institute have held a round-table discussion on "Implementation of the European Reform Agenda (ERA)" and expectations for ERA 2". Our panelists were Dhurata Hoxha - Minister of European Integration, Nataliya Apostolova - Head of EU Office in Kosovo and Gerrie Willems - Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kosovo.
During 1-3rd of March, the 17th Generation of School for Political Studies held its first Module State and Society: Identity, Governance and Political Order. The lecturers of the Seminar were: Fatmir Sejdiu, Fisnik Korenica, Ermal Hasimja, Blerim Shala, Anton Vukpalaj, Blendi Ceka, Ramadan Ilazi and Besnik Tahiri.
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.
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.
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".
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".