Balkans Group organised a local study visit part of its “Youth in Politics” education programme

06 December 2019 – As a conclusion to the first cohort of the youth in politics education programme, Balkans Group organised a study visit to two key public institutions that are directly engaged in the policy-making cycle in Kosovo. The local study visit was designed to provide youth participants with a better understanding of the […]

Peja: Consultation on Fostering the Women Caucus’ role through regional outreach

04 December 2019 – Balkans Group organised the second roundtable from the series of consultations as part of the project “Fostering the Women Caucus’ role through regional outreach & establishing their relationship with the media”. The discussion began with identifying the major hurdles that have hindered the effective policy-making related to women’s issues. Time Kadrijaj, […]

Kosovo 2019: Avoiding a Post-Electoral Crisis – A Roadmap from Certification to Inauguration

29 November 2019 – Balkans Group’s new article presents the process and the steps required to constitute the new Assembly and form the government. Leaders of the institutions, political parties and the newly elected members of the assembly shall act maturely and help the formation of the institutions with no delay.  Scenarios of 2014 and 2017 […]

Prizren: Consultation on Fostering the Women Caucus’ role through regional outreach

05 December 2019 – Balkans Policy Research Group has officially started implementing the project “Fostering the Women Caucus’ role through regional outreach & establishing their relationship with the media”. The project foresees a series of regional consultations fostering the dialogue between women MPs and women Municipal Assembly Members on the needs and challenges regarding gender […]

Increasing women representation in new institutions following the 6 October elections.

November 2019 – Balkans Group has addressed the winning political parties in the national elections, with a letter calling for increased representation of women in the soon-to-be-established institutions.   The winning entities, Vetëvendosje and The Democratic League of Kosovo, as well as their leaders, Albin Kurti and Isa Mustafa, and their leadership structures are required […]

Kosovo Judiciary’s Failure to Communicate to the Public

24 July 2019 – The justice system in Kosovo remains far removed from the citizens. The fraught relationship between the judiciary and the public constitutes a major barrier to communicating justice to the people. Existing gaps in communication have significantly contributed to negative perceptions of citizens towards judicial institutions and the justice they serve. As […]

Balkans Group launches the “Youth in Politics” training program

30 June 2019 – On 29 and 30 June 2019, Balkans Group organised the first edition of the training programme “Youth in Politics”. This component is part of a large project “Advancing Kosovo’s institutions, democratisation, and regional cooperation”. It seeks to offer young individuals and members of the political parties throughout Kosovo a chance to […]

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

June 5 2019 – 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 […]

Roundtable on Inclusion of Women: Unequal representation of women in politics and decision-making

26 February 2019 – Balkans Policy Research Group organised a roundtable on “Women Inclusion: Inequality of gender representation in politics and decision-making”. The policy dialogue event was organised to discuss and enhance the women inclusion in politics, institutions and decision-making on the basis of the findings of the BPRG’s recent Policy article “Women in Politics – […]