Integrated border management, best practices and applicability- the case of Kosovo and Albania


Menaxhimi i integruar i kufirit, praktikat më të mira dhe aplikimi- rasti i Kosovës dhe Shqipërisë

Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS), Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) and Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM)


Abit Hoxha


 Its methodology aims to decrease queues of travelers, especially during the flux of holiday travelers to Albania and during the flux of Kosovar diaspora visits to Kosovo. This practice works on the basis of border checking on only one side of the border (usually the country receiving the individuals or goods) and also mutual exchange of information. In short, this practice has been very creative in aiming to more effectively avoid queues and manage borders. With this policy brief, we intend to examine these practices from a functional perspective and determine whether it is appropriate to apply similar arrangements at other borders (e.g. Kosovo-Serbia) and what practical implications would follow such an arrangement.