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Institutional Structure and Other Preconditions for Kosovo's accession in the EU

December 2023

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The Prishtina Institute for Political Studies publishes the next report, in line with the MATRA project from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as co-implementer of the project with the FOL Movement.

This report discusses Kosovo's Institutional Preparedness for joining the European Union (EU), following the EU's new enlargement methodology. It provides context on Kosovo's relations with the EU, highlights achievements in implementing the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA), and explores the requirements for accession negotiations under the new methodology. The analysis outlines the potential impact of progress in thematic areas during negotiations, obligations for Kosovo, positive outcomes, and potential negative consequences.

Metodologjia e implementimit dhe raportimit lidhur me Planin Komunal të Veprimit për Efiçiencë të Energjisë (PKVEE)

Tetor 2023

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Metodologjia për implementimin dhe raportimin lidhur me zbatimin e Planit Komunal të Veprimit për Efiçiencë të Energjisë shërben si një vegël e vlefshme për komunat që duan të hartojnë dhe zbatojnë planet e tyre.

Qëllimi i kësaj metodologjie është t'u ndihmojë autoriteteve lokale të Komunës së Suharekës në përgatitjen dhe zbatimin e Planit Komunal të Veprimit për Efiçiencë të Energjisë, e që mund të shërbej si një përvojë e vlefshme edhe për komunat e tjera.

Ky program financohet nga Bashkimi Evropian dhe zbatohet nga Akademia e Studimeve Politike, Insitituti i Prishtinës për Studime Politike dhe partnerët e tyre. Pikëpamjet e shprehura në këtë publikim janë përgjegjësi vetëm e autorëve dhe në asnjë mënyrë nuk mund të konsiderohet se pasqyrojnë pikëpamjet e Bashkimit Evropian

Integration of Kosovo in the EU - RESULTS OF THE NATIONAL SURVEY 2023

October 2023

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Integration of Kosovo in the European Union: Perceptions of Kosovar Citizens is the next publication of PIPS, in cooperation with Lëvizja FOL, and with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo.

The results of this research/survey sheds light on the perceptions of Kosovar citizens on a number of dimensions of the integration process in the EU. The survey offers interesting findings related to the impressions of Kosovars about the future of their state, the preconceived notion of the EU as an opportunity to improve institutions and the quality of daily life, as a 'promised future', the exact distance of which has not become completely clear.

The research was organized in 38 municipalities of Kosovo with 1200 respondents, of which 800 Albanians, 200 Serbs and 200 other minorities.

OPEN CALL for Two experts on the project 'Pathway towards an efficient use of local natural resources'

Shtator 2023

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The invitation under this tender is dedicated to two local experts in Kosovo and Albania to develop the methodology for fulfilling the duties of reporting energy data to national

The local government units in Kosovo and Albania (municipalities) are required by national law,
in both countries to report data to the national institutions, mainly the Energy Efficiency Agency, and the National Statistics Agency. In this context, a methodology for reporting data will be carried out.

It will be used to ease the job of reporting and increase collaboration with national institutions.

Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Policy (2022)

August 2023

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The Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Policy (2022) is the 4th report produced by PIPS over the years, which aims to analyze the achievements and obstacles of Kosovo's foreign policy.

This report describes the key points of Kosovo's foreign policy in 2022. The report aims to provide a description of the most significant achievements and obstacles that Kosovo's institutions and leadership have encountered in advancing the country's strategic interests and foreign relations.

*It is worth noting that the report and data were collected only during the calendar year of 2022*

Open Call for Consulting Service

July 2023

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A key challenge in relation to EU membership negotiations is the focus on political aspects, with preparation and institutional stability seen as less important by government institutions and other stakeholders.

Therefore, PIPS together with the FOL Movement, as implementers of this project supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo within the MATRA program, made an open call for consultancy services.

As part of the call, a public opinion poll will be drawn up for Kosovo's EU membership negotiations, along with the methodology that will be used when measuring the opinion poll.

This survey is done with the aim of understanding the degree to which citizens are informed about what are the next steps of Kosovo towards EU membership, and to understand the perceptions and opinions of citizens regarding Kosovo's progress so far in this process.

For more information about the documentation, download the document below.


MAY 2023

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As the 4th Council of Europe Summit is about to take place in Reykjavik on the 16th and 17th of May, PIPS, along with the Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, have addressed an open letter to the head of states of the Council of Europe members to express our concern over increasing harassment of NGOs, journalists, lawyers, academics, human rights defenders, whistleblowers, and other dissenting voices, aimed at curbing political pluralism and silencing dissent.

-The Association of Schools of Political Studies was set up in 2008 to enhance the role of political studies in the management of the Council of Europe's program and strengthen links between the schools.

Kosovo’s application for membership at the Council of Europe (CoE): Arduous path ahead

January 2023

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Since the declaration of independence in 2008, Kosovo has managed to become a member of several multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, as well as the Development Bank of the Council of Europe in 2013 and the Venice Commission in 2014. By submitting the request for membership to the Council of Europe on May 12, 2022, Kosovo started an important political process, thus opening a new chapter. There seems to be a long and difficult process involved in joining the Council of Europe. This brief policy note, therefore, provides an overview of Kosovo's application to the Council of Europe and briefly elaborates on Kosovo's strategy and multilateral relations with the Council of Europe.