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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Call for applications: Summer school for active citizenry IV

Ftesë për aplikim për pjesëmarrje në Shkollë Verore për Qytetari Aktive IV Fondacioni i Kosovës për Shoqëri të Hapur i fton të rinjtë e komuniteteve Rom, Ashkali dhe Egjiptas që të aplikojnë për pjesëmarrje në shkollën verore për qytetari aktive e cila këtë vit organizohet për të katërtën herë me radhë dhe do të mbahet nga data 29 qershor – 5 korrik 2013 në Durrës, Shqipëri. Shkolla verore për qytetari aktive realizohet në bashkëpunim mes Fondacionit të Kosovës për Shoqëri të Hapur dhe Ministrisë së Arsimit, Shkencës dhe Teknologjisë (MASHT) dhe Ministrisë e Kulturës, Rinisë dhe Sportit (MKRS) në kuadër të iniciativave për përkrahje të zbatimit të Strategjisë së Qeverisë së Kosovës për Integrim të Komuniteteve Rom, Ashkali dhe Egjiptas 2009-2015.

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Full scholarships available for Roma students

Please contact Roma English Language Program (RELP) at relp@ceu.hu for further information.   Roma English Language Program (RELP) Call for applications 2013-2014 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ROMA STUDENTS Application deadline: June 25, 2013 Central European University (CEU) and the Open Society Foundations – Roma Initiatives Office are pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for the Academic Year 2013/2014 for a 9-month intensive English language training for young Roma with low level of English. The program is offered at Central European University, Budapest and will run from October 2013 till June 2014. The Roma English Language Program (RELP) aims to contribute to the personal development of young Roma university graduates from Central and Eastern Europe. The goal of the training is to enhance participants’

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The launch of the CDF Talks – a knowledge sharing platform from the CDF Project

May 30, 2013 Prishtina, Kosovo: In order to promote knowledge-sharing and capacity development, Capacity Development Facility – CDF project has put forward a platform dubbed “CDF Talks” , which will be a series of informal presentations by CDF advisers sharing their knowledge and good practices from their personal experiences while supporting Kosovo institutions. The first, of many to come, CDF Talks took place last Thursday, May 30th at coffee-library Dit’ e Nat’, a perfect set-up for knowledge gaining and sharing.CDF adviser Ms. Arta Balaj currently advising Minister Stavileci’s  Cabinet at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development presented on “Marketing and Public Relations in Public Institutions”.  Her presentation focused on the concept of “Listen, Learn and Let People Know”

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Forum 2015 organizes a discussion: Top Electoral Shams

Elections in Kosovo, either parliamentary or local ones, have always been marked with numeral challenges that have derived from either electoral system, candidates’ lists, voters’ lists,  or other methods of fraud on the election day. As such, the elections have proven to be the gravest challenge to democratic governance of the country, and above all, its Europeanization process. In its efforts to advance Europeanization debate and performance in Kosovo, the Forum 2015 has analyzed the past electoral practices and come up with the list of the top ten shortcomings, which are to be presented as the upcoming publication of the What Went Wrong series. The analysis, titled Top Electoral Shams: A Practical Approach to Fixing Elections in Kosovo, has originally been

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