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...
The Colorful Book - A Story of Learning Centers

The Colorful Book – A Story of Learning Centers

It is an uninterrupted story accompanied by technical details, which you may find in the text boxes, as well as a few of poems by Kujtim Paçaku, author of several books in Romani language, also translated into other languages. The main focus of the Project was to revitalize, maintain and monitor six Learning Centers throughout Kosovo. Read more...
The Research “The Attitudes of the Serb Community in Kosovo towards the European Union” was implemented in April and May 2012

The Research “The Attitudes of the Serb Community in Kosovo towards the European Union” was implemented in April and May 2012

The aim of the research was to obtain relevant information about the attitude of the Serb community in Kosovo towards the European Union, the perspective of Kosovo to become an EU member, likewise some other issues, directly or indirectly affecting the Serb community and the European future of Kosovo. Read more...
European Magazine 07 - Foreign Policy

European Magazine 07 – Foreign Policy

The European Magazine, a publication of the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, has continued to enrich the public and political discourse for several years now. The articles presented in previous numbers have explored topics focused on a group of sectoral policies and as such have advanced the Kosovar debate over European integration process. Read more...
Pathology of a Delay

Pathology of a Delay

The debate surrounding energy policy is among the most polarizing in Kosovo. For years now,government officials have been trying to convince Kosovars that there is great economic promise in the energy sector, while at the same time suggesting that energy concerns are among the most challenging for the country’s future economic development. Read more...
Serb Community in Kosovo

Serb Community in Kosovo

In the period January – June 2012 a team of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia supported by Kosovo Foundation for Open Society conducted a research on initial effects of the Ahtisaari plan on the situation of the Serb community in Kosovo. In the course of one-day visits to the municipalities of Ranillug/Ranilug, Partesh/Parteš, Kllokot/Klokot, Novobërdë/Novo Brdo, Graçanicë/Gračanica and Shtrpce/Štrpce the team interviewed municipal officials and civil society representatives. Read more...
Budgeting Partisan Needs: Kosovo, European priorities and the Government budget planning

Budgeting Partisan Needs: Kosovo, European priorities and the Government budget planning

EU integration is a standards-driven process, which, amid different forms of communication, requires from potential candidate countries to focus as well as establish important standards of state and institution building. Read more...
Banking Sector: Facilitator or Barrier

Banking Sector: Facilitator or Barrier

Raisen from the scratch the banking sector managed to gain profoundly the trust of individuals and businesses across the country. Today several international reports see the banking sector as strong and sustainable vis-a-vis financial crisis in the region and beyond. Read more...
Morning After: Life Without Supervision

Morning After: Life Without Supervision

A critical review of progress against the Ahtisaari plan to settle Kosovo's status and some unresolved issues. Prepared jointly with the Group for Legal and Political Studies, the report analyzes the benchmarks set by International Civilian Office (ICO) and the achieved progress since Kosovo declared supervised independence in February 2008. Read more...