Balkans Group signed a cooperation agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – Sida

Balkans Group signed a cooperation agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – Sida, to support the project Elevate Peace, state-building agenda, and advancing the European Agenda. The project aims to strengthen institutions, provide expert support, advance the dialogue and support for peace, inclusive policymaking for the state-building agendas, enhance regional cooperation, and implementation […]

Balkans Group organised a series of events to promote and support Kosovo – Serbia dialogue

Balkans Group organised a series of events aimed at promoting and supporting dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Within our platform, the Western Balkans Policy Forum, we organised the conference “Dialogue with Serbia: Lessons from the Past for the Future of the Process.” The conference brought Baroness Catherine Ashton and Ambassador Philip Reeker, the facilitators of […]

Balkan Dialogues Initiative – Securing the European Future of the Western Balkans: Enabling Positive Peace

11-13 May 2023, Prishtina, Kosovo Balkans Group, in cooperation with the Foundation BFPE for a Responsible Society and Atlantic Council, organised the Balkan Dialogues Initiative conference, under the framework of the Western Balkans Policy Forum. Within the Western Balkans Policy Forum, this conference successfully served as a platform for engaging dialogue and collaboration among key […]

The Relaunch of the Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Making its Objectives more Ambitious

20 October 2022 Right before German Chancellor Olaf Scholz resumes the Berlin Process in early November 2022, Balkans Group’s new policy report – The Relaunch of the Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Making its Objectives more Ambitious, provides a comprehensive analysis of the Berlin process. Building on its successes and drawbacks the analyses seek to establish a new […]

Balkans Group organized the workshop “Kosovo in Regional Initiatives: Institutional Framework and Coordination”

30 March 2022 Balkans Group held the latest workshop “Kosovo in Regional Initiatives: Institutional Framework and Coordination”. This workshop aimed at strengthening the institutional framework and coordination to effectively address all issues related to regional cooperation agendas. During the workshop, the participants reviewed several monitoring, reporting and communication mechanisms. These mechanisms are critical for increasing […]

KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: Implementing the FoM and IBM for the Benefit of the People

Balkans Policy Research Group has published a new policy report KOSOVO-SERBIA DIALOGUE: Implementing the Freedom of Movement and Integrated Border Management for the benefit of the people, which provides a detailed analysis of those arrangements and the state of implementation. The Freedom of Movement (FoM) and the Integrated Border Management (IBM) arrangements are closely intertwined […]

Balkans Group organized the workshop: “Kosovo in regional initiatives: institutional framework and coordination”

On 9 and 10 December, Balkans Group organized the workshop: “Kosovo in regional initiatives: institutional framework and coordination”. The workshop was held in Tirana, Albania. Within the framework of the regional cooperation pillar, Balkan Group has put forth its commitment to support the institutions of Kosovo on strengthening its institutional structure and coordination for regional […]

Balkans Group organized the conference “Kosovo in regional initiatives: challenges and opportunities”

30 November 2021 On 30 November, Balkans Group organized the conference “Kosovo in regional initiatives: challenges and opportunities”.  The conference aimed at discussing venues and opportunities for increasing Kosovo’s participation and membership in regional organizations and initiatives, as well as addressing the challenges that hinder its position in regional fora. Ms. Donika Gërvalla Schwarz, Second […]

Statement by Kosovan CSOs on Kosovo’s participation at the Summit for Democracy

Dear Ms. Kalathil and Mr. Escobar, We, the twenty-one undersigned representatives of pro-democracy civil society organizations from the Republic of Kosovo, write to you on behalf of our constituencies, in relation to the upcoming Summit for Democracy hosted by the U.S government on December 9-10. It was with great concern that we took note of […]

Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans

30 March 2021 Balkans Group has published the policy report “Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans”. This report presents an analysis of the most debated and unfolding agendas on regional cooperation: the Regional Economic Area, the so-called “mini-Schengen” and the Common Regional Market. The countries of the Western Balkan Six share the ambition of joining […]