Pristina Institute for Political Studies organized the thematic round-table Kosovo’s Foreign Policy: Priorities and Challenges. The panel of this round-table consisted of: Behgjet PACOLLI (Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kosovo), Vjosa OSMANI (Chair of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Diaspora and Strategic Investment), Ardian ARIFAJ (Advisor to Kosovo President), Lulzim PECI (KIPRED Institute) Ruairi O'CONNELL (Ambassador of United Kingdom to Kosovo). The main priorities for Kosovar foreign policy which were emphasized during the discussion were bilateral recognition, membership into international organizations most importantly United Nations and EU integration. On the other hand, the main challenges which were highlighted were the diplomatic battle as well as Brussels facilitated dialogue with Serbia, inter-institutional coordination and regional cooperation. This round-table was organized under the project "Improving Democratic Practices and Decision-Making Quality in Kosovo's Foreign Policy", funded by the DSP scheme managed by KCSF, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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".
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 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.