“Vote and Watch” has been officially launched

On October 22, 2013, the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society officially launched the “Vote and Watch” campaign, presenting its promotional material and public service announcement. “Vote and Watch” invites all citizens of Kosovo, to cast their vote on November 3rd, watch, and report every irregularity they witness at the polling station. Such observation and reporting will contribute election’s democratic conduct and serve as guarantee for a better future. KFOS and DiA are grateful to all their partners who have contributed to the campaign by offering their services for free. A broad number of national media attended the press conference on this occasion.  U lansua zyrtarisht kampanja “Voto dhe vëzhgo”   Dje me 22 tetor 2013 KFOS mbajti konferencën për shtyp

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Konferencë për shtyp “Voto dhe Vëzhgo”

Të martën me 22 tetor KFOS mban konferencën për shtyp në të cilën do ta lansojë fushatën “Voto dhe Vëzhgo” të realizuar në bashkënpunim me Demokracinë në Veprim. Konferenca mbahet në Swiss Diamond, salla Dyar, ora 11:00. Ju mirëpresim. U utorak 22. oktobra KFOS će održati konferenciju za štampu na kojoj će zvanično započeti kampanju “Glasaj i Osmatraj” koja se sprovodi u saradnji sa organizacijom Demokratija na Delu. Konferencija će se održati u hotelu Swiss Diamond, sala Dyar sa početkom u 11:00. Dobro došli. On 22 October KFOS will launch the campaign “Vote and Watch” with the press conference which will be organized in Swiss Diamond Hotel, Dyar hall, at 11:00. The campaign is being implemented in cooperation with Democracy

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Voto dhe vëzhgo

Zgjedhjet e lira dhe qeveritë e zgjedhura në formë demokratike janë dy shtylla të rëndësishme të një shoqërie të hapur. Që nga zgjedhjet e para të pasluftës, Fondacioni i Kosovës për Shoqëri të Hapur ka mbështetur iniciativa të ndryshme drejt përmbushjes së këtyre vlerave në Kosovë. Për herë të parë në zgjedhjet e 3 nëntorit qytetarët e Kosovës do ta kenë mundësinë që të jenë edhe vëzhgues. Përfshierja e qytetarëve në këtë proces është jetike dhe është një garanci për të arritur standardet më të larta demokratike në proceset zgjedhore. Fondacioni i Kosovës për Shoqëri të Hapur në bashkëpunim me Demokracinë në Veprim nisin fushatën “Voto dhe Vëzhgo” me ç’rast ftojnë qytetarët që të lajmërojnë cdo parregullsi që shohin gjatë

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Forum 2015 discussion: ROCK AND RULE: Dancing with EULEX

The EULEX rule of law mission in Kosovo is the EU’s largest Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) mission to date. EULEX’s mission statement was set in 2008 in a Council Joint Action. EULEX’s designated mission is to “assist the Kosovo institutions, judicial authorities and law enforcement agencies in their progress towards sustainability and accountability and in further developing and strengthening an independent multi-ethnic justice system and multi-ethnic police and customs service, ensuring that these institutions are free from political interference and adhering to internationally recognized standards and European best practices.” However, “despite significant EU assistance, progress in improving the rule of law is limited”. “A EULEX failure in Kosovo would be a failure of the European project in Kosovo,

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Conference: What next with the KSF: Army or not?

Security Sector in Kosovo has gone through three phases of development: First phase (1999-2005) includes the phase of establishing the security sector from scratch where international presence had executive role; Second phase (2005-2008) is characterised with the initial transfer of responsibilities from international presence to the locals; and Third phase (2008-2013) which reflects the new security architecture (based on Ahtisaari Plan) which resulted with the creation of new security institutions where Kosovo Security Force was highlighted. Kosovo Security Force (KSF) was built initially with the aim to deliver tasks in the field of civil protection, assist institutions of rule of law and demining. It was and remains one of the most trusted institutions in country and as result; it is

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