Today, on June 13, 2022, the Kosovo Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) has organised a discussion conference where it has published data within the Western Balkans Security Barometer (BSBP) which summarises the perceptions of Kosovo citizens on integration into EU, regional cooperation and Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.
After the presentation of the WBSB findings, the conference was followed by two panel discussions.
The first panel discussed the topic: "Reality and perception regarding European integration and regional cooperation: where does Kosovo stand". Part of this panel were Lorena Sekiraqa (BPRG), Shqipe Mjekiqi (LDK), Visar Xhambazi (sBunker) and Ramadan Ilazi (moderator, KCSS).
The second panel further elaborated on the WBSB findings on dialogue, on the topic "How to stimulate normalisation dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia?". Jovana Radosavljevic (NSI), Dimal Basha (MP, VV) and Violeta Haxholli (KDI) participated in this panel. This panel was moderated by Plator Avdiu (KCSS).
In the framework of the panel discussions, the panellists expressed the need to concretize the process of Kosovo's membership in the European Union and increase regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. The meeting focused on increasing Kosovo's representation in regional initiatives and the need for a more constructive dialogue in the process of normalising relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
The reports on these topics will be published next month, while the official WBSB website featuring all data collected in Kosovo, Albania and Serbia will be launched this week.
This activity was organised within the project "Security Barometer of the Western Balkans". The WBSB serves as an instrument to measure the perceptions of the citizens of Albania, Kosovo and Serbia on various issues related to security, rule of law, justice, regional cooperation and peacebuilding. This regional project is led by KCSS with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).