Under the auspices of the Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS), in Pristina was held roundtable “Assessing the implementation of public order and security policies in the context of Kosovo visa liberalization process”.
KCSS published research on the implementation of strategies in the security sector. An advanced methodology of social sciences which are scored achievements in the adoption and evaluation of strategies was used for shaping of this research: integrated border management strategy, the strategy against organized crime, strategy against human trafficking, the strategy against drugs, anti-corruption strategy and anti-terrorism strategy.
Executive Director of KCSS, Florian Qehaja estimated that the roadmap for visa liberalization for Kosovo includes a greater number of conditions compared to other roadmaps of the countries in the region. One of them is the precondition for the completion of the demarcation of the border with Montenegro, where the same precondition had not been set for this state in the visa liberalization process.
Mentor Vrajolli, Senior Researcher at KCSS presented the findings of the research focusing on the assessment of progress for each strategy separately (which can be found in the report).
On behalf of the Ministry of European Integration (MEI) panellist was Besnik Vasolli, Technical Coordinator for Visa Liberalisation. Vasolli presented the progress achieved so far in implementing the preconditions giving updated information regarding the implementation of new strategies and the completion of existing ones.
The roundtable attended participants from government, civil society, the media, the international and independent experts.