KSB Special Edition - De-constructing public perceptions: Kosovo’s foreign policy and dialogue with Serbia


Dekonstruktimi i perceptimeve publike: Politika e jashtme e Kosovës dhe dialogu me Serbinë - Edicion Special

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)

Supported by

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)


Donika Emini


Kosovar Centre for Security Studies continues to narrow down the results of public opinion on the broader issues of foreign policy and dialogue with Serbia in a form of Special Edition of Kosovo Security Barometer Programme. For the purpose of the trends, the main survey questions remained unchanged. KCSS continues to measure the way regional and international strategic partners of Kosovo are seen in the eye of it’s citizens, how does an average citizen of Kosovo perceive the pool of external influences in the Western Balkans and Kosovo specifically and what is the opinion toward the EU and NATO memberships. Similarly to the previous editions, KCSS has given a special focus to the EU facilitated dialogue with Serbia. However, following the debates over the potential epilogue   of the dialogue, KCSS has included additional questions related to the legally bindings agreement and the leading negotiator on Kosovo’s side.

Hereafter, the special edition covers the following dimensions:

Public perceptions toward relevant regional and international actors;

Public perceptions toward external influences in Kosovo and Euro-Atlantic alliances;

Public perceptions toward the EU facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia


This report is published in the framework of the Kosovo Security Barometer Programe.  Perceptions presented in this report are a summary of information gathered from respondents and it solely demonstrates how people perceive institutions. It is no way a conclusive assessment on the quality of the work of institutions subject to this study. It shall serve as an instrument to them toward addressing potential shortcomings, but also an indicator of the effectiveness of their communication with the people.

The views presented in this report are perceptions of the respondents and do not necessarily represent the views of Kosovar Centre for Security Studies. Opinions expressed in this report do not necessarily represent the views of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).