About Us

BPRG is an independent, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to contributing to state-building and societal harmony in Kosovo, and to facilitating state reconciliation in Kosovo and peace in the Western Balkans. Through evidence-based research, analysis, advocacy, policy dialogue and expertise, its ultimate aim is to bring the region closer to the EU. Balkans Group was established in Kosovo in 2013, as a successor of the work established by the International Crisis Group (ICG). Our strategic orientations address key challenges of Kosovo’s state-building process, which proves to be a monumental task for the Kosovo society. We are committed to supporting the goals of better functioning of institutions, democratic consolidation, integration of minorities, resolution of neighbourly disputes, and advancing the EU agenda. All of our work is based on extensive, on the ground field research carried out by our own staff, coupled with interviews with national and international leaders, which has enabled our staff to develop an extensive network of contacts in Western Balkans.

Mission

BPRG is an independent non-partisan think tank dedicated to contribute to state consolidation and societal harmony in Kosovo and help state reconciliation in Kosovo and peace in the Western Balkans through field evidence-based research, analysis, advocacy, policy dialogue and expertise, with the ultimate aim of bringing the region closer to the EU.

Vision

Our vision is to facilitate and promote development of sound policy reforms that lead to real societal changes.

Approach

We provide non-partisan policy analysis and recommendations employing conventional and innovative approaches through high quality reports, up-to date articles, inclusive advocacy approach, and effective policy dialogue.

Strategic Orientation

1.     Institution Building and Democratic Consolidation
2.     Reconciliation and Good Neighbourly Relations
3.     EU Integration and Policy Change

Board of Trustees

Advisory Board

Marko Prelec

Yvana Enzler

Peter Feith

Jon Greenwald

Mikra Krasniqi

Armend Bekaj

Our Team

Naim Rashiti
Executive Director and Senior Balkans Analyst

Jeton A. Rexha
Senior Program Manager

Shkumbin Asllani
Research Officer/ Project Coordinator

Blerina Qerimi
Research/ Project Development Officer

Andi Maloku
Research / Project Coordinator Officer

Elona Gashi
Research/ Communication Officer

Emele Pushkolli
Finance Officer/ HR officer

Granit Paçarada
Administrator/ IT

Vlera Rexha
Intern Researcher

Adea Gafuri
Intern Researcher

Diellza Osmani
Admin intern