KCSS continues the enrollment tradition of students and practitioners for developing their research skills. Therefore, KCSS increases its capabilities with two other interns who will work for several months and assist KCSS staff in their research activates.

Ms. Violeta Ferati graduated at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany in the Master Program of Intercultural Communication and European Studies. She has completed Bachelor Studies at the University of Prishtina in English Language and Literature. She has worked as a teacher assistant, and also used to work in the Office of External Relations in the University of Prishtina, Caritas Europa in Brussels, in the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin and since 2008 has worked for Caritas Kosovo as deputy leader of social department, and now as a consultant for assessment and monitoring. Her involvement in the KCSS is supported by the Think Tank InternshipFund.

Another intern is Ms. Emma Johansson who is in the third year of studies at the Bachelor’s degree at Linnaeus University in the city Växjö, Sweden. The programme she studies is International Social Science and her major is Peace and Development Studies. For her last semester of studies, she got the opportunity to conduct an internship abroad and because of her interest in the Western Balkans, and especially Kosovo, she found the work of KCSS important and relevant for the future development of Kosovo in terms of security and peace studies. The internship at KCSS will run for 15 weeks and she is looking forward to exchange experiences and knowledge in the field of Peace- and Development.

Meanwhile, the KCSS Secretary and Senior Researcher Mentor Vrajolli from 19 January 2012 will be in Budapest to follow a brief fellowship at the International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT) as part of the Research Fellowship Programme for Policy Researcher funded by European Fund for Balkans (EFB) and Think Tank Fund (TTF) of the Open Society Institute.