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Open Call for Consulting Service

July 2023

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OPEN CALL FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES:

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.

LETTER TO EUROPEAN LEADERS GATHERING IN REYKJAVIK ON 16 AND 17 MAY FOR THE 4th COUNCIL OF EUROPE SUMMIT

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.

ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF NEEDS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SUHAREKA AND KURBIN

December 2022

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These reports elaborate the general energy consumption behavior of citizens living in the municipality of Suhareka in Kosovo and the municipality of Kurbini in Albania. The target groups are divided into the household and business sectors. In addition, the reports elaborate on the overall national-level policies and institutional frameworks in place that play a role in designing, supporting and implementing aspects of energy and climate efficiency across sectors.





IPA II CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
ALBANIA – KOSOVO (2014 – 2020)

The project "The road to efficient local use of natural resources". This project is financed The project is implemented by:
from the European Union Academy of Political Studies
Pristina Institute for Political Studies
Kurbin Municipality
Suharekë municipality

Kosovo's prospects to join the WTO: A short evaluation of the decision-making routes

February 2022

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Since 2018, Kosovo has not applied for membership in any major international organization. Although expanding its presence in international organizations has been one of the main goals of Kosovo's foreign policy in the post-independence period, membership in the Venice Commission in 2014 remains the last major multilateral accession for Kosovo.

The Government Program 2021-2025 includes several commitments for multilateral accession. One of the most important commitments is to apply for membership in the World Trade Organization.

This policy note discusses Kosovo's prospects of joining this organization, in light of the functions and importance that this multilateral body plays for the global economy today.

Annual Review of Kosovo's Foreign Affairs (2021)

February 2022

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Our latest publication aims to provide an overview of Kosovo's foreign affairs in 2021. The report is part of PIPS's commitment to document and analyze Kosovo's foreign policy policies each year. The study focuses on the main events and policy developments that have dominated Kosovo's foreign relations, as well as the successes and challenges it faces in implementing key foreign policy goals. Aims to document key developments shaping Kosovo's bilateral diplomacy, dialogue with Serbia, recognition and membership in international organizations, and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Justice System Reform during 2021

January 2022

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The justice system has so far undergone ongoing reforms and there have been efforts by various Governments to prioritize long-term challenges that make it impossible for justice institutions to function and provide justice to citizens. This analysis aims to discuss the current state of justice system reform in Kosovo during 2021, in particular in the context of the implementation of the SAA and other reforms for EU integration.

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

January 2022

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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.
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