“Balkans Group organised the third 2021 Executive programme training “Youth in Politics: Governance and Political Systems; Policy and Skills Development Course”

09-12 November 2021

Balkans Group organised the third edition of the 2021 executive training programme “Youth in Politics: Governance and Political Systems”. Twenty Five young members of all parliamentary parties participated in an intensive four-day training of learning new topics and skills. The participants came from 16 different municipalities.

The opening remarks were delivered by H.E Henrik Width, Deputy Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Kosovo. Deputy Ambassador Width reiterated the importance of trainings of such nature as one of the main factors for the future of the country.

The course included trainings from renowned professors on: European Integration, Regional cooperation and Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Good Governance and the Rule of Law, Economic Development, Educational Policies, Health Policies and Gender and Social Inclusion.

In addition participants were provided expertise and engaged in interactive activities in developing skills in the policy-cycle, communication with different constituents, conceptualizing and delivering policy briefs, negotiation and dialogue simulation, drafting memos and critical and conceptual thinking.

As a conclusion to the training, Balkans Group organized a study visit to The Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo. The local study visits allowed students to engage in direct discussions with representatives of the Parliament.

Civil Servants, prepared an in-depth presentation on the role of the Parliament as well as an overview on how the institution functions. After the presentation, youth participants were able to ask additional questions.

The “Youth in Politics” component is part of the multi-pillar project “Elevate peace & state-building agenda and advancing European agenda”. Balkan Group’s Youth in Politics education programme seeks to offer young individuals and members of political parties throughout Kosovo a chance to develop a practical toolkit to help them overcome some of the most critical hurdles to their progressing career.

The project is funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina.

Qamil Hoxha street ob. no. 29
appartment no. 7,
10000, Kosovo

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 09:00  – 17:00


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