BPRG signed a MoU with Government of Kosovo and the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Balkans Policy Research Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Kosovo and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina. The aim of this MoU is to support and strengthen institutions of the Republic of Kosovo, such as the Government of Kosovo, the Prime Minister, the Office of the Prime Minister, and the […]

Roundtable: Re-launching Public Administration Reform

29 October 2020 – Balkans Group, in cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, organised the roundtable: “Re-launching Public Administration Reform”. In the roundtable, Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Deputy Prime Minister Tahiri, and Minister of Internal Affairs Veliu presented the Government’s plan for Public Administration Reform (PAR). The EU […]

“Kosovo: Migration Trends Require A New Policy Response”

The new Balkans Group policy report “Kosovo: Migration Trends Require A New Policy Response” provides an in-depth analysis of Kosovo’s migratory trends, which have shifted from irregular to regular migration, its institutional structure for migration governance, and the potential for migration-related development. The report also provides a set of institutional and policy recommendations that Kosovo institutions […]

Balkans Group began the 2020 “Youth in Politics” training program

18-20 September 2020 – Balkans Group organised the second edition of the training programme “Youth in Politics”. Twenty young members of all parliamentary parties (an equal number between women and men) participated in an intensive training of learning new topics and skills. The participants came from 16 municipalities throughout Kosovo. The opening remarks were made […]

Public Administration Reform in Kosovo: Constant Struggle to Make It

The new Balkans Group policy report “Public Administration Reform in Kosovo: Constant Struggle to Make It”provides an in-depth analysis of Kosovo’s decades-long journey in public administration reform, a process that has been mired in political struggles and judicial challenges from its beginnings to the present. The report details its history and evolution, recent developments, shortcomings, […]

Women in Politics II: Gender responsive policy-making at the local and national level

The new policy article on Women in Politics provides an in-depth analysis of the necessity for integrating gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting characteristic in the change of policies. It highlights the need for gender budgeting in all areas and the participation of women in public consultations. The article provides clear recommendations that should be followed […]

Call for applications for the training programme “Youth in politics”

The training programme “Youth in Politics” aims to train and build the capacities of young people active in political parties in Kosovo in areas such as rule of law, public policy, good governance, economic development and social policies, education policies, regional cooperation, etc. By gathering the youth of all political parties, this program will serve […]

Assembly of Kosovo: Increasing Effectiveness by Improving the Rules of Procedure

14 April 2020 – Balkans Group’s new policy report on the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly reviews key aspects of, but largely overlooked issues that have contributed for the Assembly of Kosovo to fail its mission. The report reveals how imprecise definitions, vague processes and a lack of concise regulation have prevented the Assembly […]

Letter sent to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Glauk Konjufca and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Vlora Dumoshi

13 March 2020 Balkans Group has sent a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Glauk Konjufca and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Vlora Dumoshi. We urge the government and institutions of Kosovo to increase their presence in regional organizations, initiatives and programs and increase the level of representation. In particular, the letter […]

Training: Efficient use of Social Media and Communication with the Public

3 March 2020 – Balkans Group organised a social media training for women MPs and women Municipal Assembly members from various municipalities across Kosovo. The training was designed to equip women decision-makers with the necessary tools to increase their online presence and establish better communication with the public through social media. Women MPs and Municipal […]