Kosovo Foundation for Open Society
Kosovo Foundation for Open Society

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Mapping of Open Government Policies in South East Europe

Mapping of Open Government Policies in South East Europe

The report analyses the progress and shortcomings of Kosovo in main areas of government, on which the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is based. The OGP deals with comprehensive cooperation for improvement of open government. Kosovo is in its first stages of membership process in the OGP and aims at drafting the national action plan for open government. Read more...
Who Guards the Guardians

Who Guards the Guardians

Forum 2015, operational project of KFOS has recently invited the NGO “EC Ma Ndryshe” to cooperate in a project which analysed main elements determining civil society’s accountability, based on universal principles and practices that were used as basis to analyse the situation of accountability in civil sector in Kosovo. Read more...
Over 10 Years of Parliamentarism in Kosovo

Over 10 Years of Parliamentarism in Kosovo

The history of Kosovo’s Assembly as a democratic institution is young. Following the war in 1999, Kosovo underwent two transitions. One, the transition towards establishing its independent status and, two, a post-communist transition from a fifty year-long monist system to a parliamentary system. Read more...
ROCK AND RULE: Dancing with EULEX

ROCK AND RULE: Dancing with EULEX

The EULEX rule of law mission in Kosovo is the 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...” Read more...
What next for KSF: An army or not?

What next for KSF: An army or not?

The Security Sector Review is a necessary process in view of the changes in the external environment and internal developments in Kosovo. The development of the security sector in Kosovo has been underway since the post-conflict period and most notably in the aftermath of the declaration of independence. The evolving political situation which affects the national strategic goals as well as constraints in resources and the evolving threats necessities a comprehensive security review. Read more...
Top Electoral Shams: A Practical Approach to Fixing Elections in Kosovo

Top Electoral Shams: A Practical Approach to Fixing Elections in Kosovo

This paper treats each fraudulent electoral practice into one to two pages. Each technique for fraud or space for manipulation starts with the diagnosis of the problem and is followed by a recommendation. The ten chapters are organized in three general themes that pertain to the different stages of elections: (a) general, (b) Election Day, and (c) counting and post-elections. Read more...
Kosovo - EU Relations: The History of Unfulfilled Aspirations?

Kosovo – EU Relations: The History of Unfulfilled Aspirations?

Relations between Kosovo and the European Union (EU) are co-dependent. Prior to independence and statehood, Kosovo’s objective was to integrate with the EU. Main international actors involved in the Contact Group included guidelines to solve the issues surrounding the status of Kosovo. Read more...
Erroneous: Numerous and Continuous Faults in Cultural Heritage

Erroneous: Numerous and Continuous Faults in Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage remains at the bottom of public policy priorities in Kosovo. Rarely or hardly do the public officials talk about this policy sector – excluding the days of electoral campaigns. As a consequence of chaotic urbanization that fails to comply to the sustainable urban planning and development, the Kosovo’s urban centers are being turned into gigantic concrete ruins. Read more...
Clearing Up the Fog of Conflict

Clearing Up the Fog of Conflict

The nature of conflicts and peacemaking during the last two decades has produced fragile peace and consequently has left unresolved, contested, and frozen conflicts between and among disputant states. Although mainly metaphorical, the northerner regions of conflict-affected states and territories seem to be more prone to destabilization and social fragmentation, as evident with the Protestant-dominated Northerner Ireland Read more...
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