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OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL STUDIES - 20TH GENERATION

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL STUDIES - 20TH GENERATION

28 December 2021

Prishtina School for Political Studies has opened the call for application for the admission of candidates for the twentieth generation (20).

WHO CAN APPLY? ⁣⁣

Candidates who can apply to attend the School for Political Studies program must meet the criteria: ⁣⁣
 Representatives of political parties, public institutions, media, NGOs or business;
 Possess a Bachelor's degree at least;
 Knowledge of English language is mandatory; ⁣⁣
 Citizens of the Republic of Kosovo;
⁣⁣ Active and aspiring to stand out in their field.

Applicants must complete the online form through: http://pips-ks.org/apliko/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 21 JANUARY 2022.
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Workshop on "Youth, Human Security and Safe Communities"

Workshop on "Youth, Human Security and Safe Communities"

13 December 2021

In cooperation with Center for Humanitarian Dialogue PIPS has held a workshop "Youth, Human Security and Safe Communities" during 11-12 December, with young people from all ethnic communities in Kosovo.

The workshop was opened with welcoming speeches by the Deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Emilija Redžepi and Minister Mr. Elbert Krasniqi.

With Dr. Ramadan Ilazi as facilitator of the workshop the participants were engaged in work in groups which focused on discussing: physical, economic, social-administrative and cultural security.

Together the participants outlined the main challenges within these areas, identified the key actors and provided solutions to address these challenges.

Through the following activities, participants will have the opportunity to present these findings to key institutions.
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What are Kosovo institutions doing to combat violent extremism?

What are Kosovo institutions doing to combat violent extremism?

8 December 2021

On 8 December PIPS held a discussion regarding what Kosovo institutions are doing to tackle issues of violent extremism. This discussion was held as part of the Resilient Community Program (a consortium between Advocacy Training and Resource Center - ATRC, PEN - Peer Educators Network, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and Prishtina Institute for Political Studies) supported by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund - GCERF and USAID.

The panel was attended by Mrs. Ganimete Gërbovci from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mrs. Adelina Ahmeti from BIRN Kosovo, and Mr. Skënder Përteshi from the Kosovar Center for Security Studies - KCSS.

This discussion essentially addressed the combination of different measures taken by Kosovo institutions, also taking into account the views from the media and civil society.
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SEFTA 'The New Proposal for Cooperation in the Western Balkans' 17 January 20220

SEFTA 'The New Proposal for Cooperation in the Western Balkans'

Regional cooperation in the Balkans is accompanied by a deep mistrust between states. Various initiatives initiated by the European Union or EU members, have installed various mechanisms to facilitate regional relations and maximize benefits for all participating countries. However, this has often not been the case. This Policy Note analyzes in a comparative context the government proposal with the existing economic cooperation agreement. Meanwhile, it provides an overview of how the new proposal would work, in the normative framework.
An Overview of Policies and Efforts on P/CVE in the Western Balkans 20 December 20210

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

The aim of this policy analysis is to shed light on how the six Western Balkan countries dealt with preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). It is intended to be the first of a series of analysis on the issue. While this paper will focus on specific country initiatives and actor-based analysis, the upcoming publications will provide a regional statistical outlook concerning the phenomenon of foreign fighters, including the repatriation and reintegration initiatives, convictions, as well as the challenges faced by the six Western Balkan countries.
The Economic Normalisation Agreements and Foreign Policy Implications for Kosovo and Serbia 14 December 20210

The Economic Normalisation Agreements and Foreign Policy Implications for Kosovo and Serbia

1 year has passed since the signing of the Washington agreement for economic normalization between Kosovo and Serbia.

PIPS has evaluated and analyzed the implementation of 5 key points from this agreement as follows:
(1) designation of Hezbollah as a whole as a terrorist organization
(2) participation in Mini-Schengen (Open Balkans)
(3) compliance with the moratorium which suspended Kosovo's applications for membership in international organizations
(4) mutual recognition and the establishment of diplomatic relations with Israel for Kosovo, namely the relocation of the Embassy in Jerusalem for Serbia; and
(5) working with other countries to promote the decriminalization of homosexuality

Kosovo has met 4 of these points, while Serbia only 2 of them.

This publication clarifies the political context and the actions taken by both parties to realize these points.
Disinformation in the Western Balkan countries and the necessity for a firm response 15 November 20210

Disinformation in the Western Balkan countries and the necessity for a firm response

In our latest paper, PIPS analyzed Kosovo's approach and its role in the global fight against misinformation. Similar to other parts of the globe, in recent years the Western Balkans has seen an increase in disinformation and hybrid wars.

In the Western Balkans, the main purposes of fake news include, among other things, undermining the legitimacy and sovereignty of Kosovo's statehood, changing the narratives of war and war crimes, and undermining the West's credibility regarding state-building in Kosovo. News about Kosovo, in addition to being a dominant topic in the Serbian media, is often the subject of inaccurate reporting. Narratives spread by biased media also focus on weakening support for Euro-Atlantic institutions.

Such developments are an obstacle to regional integration and cooperation, which is why in this policy analysis PIPS has listed opportunities and recommendations for the government of Kosovo and the EU to address this phenomenon.
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