Kosovar Centre for Security Studies is an independent policy research centre founded in April 2008 and based in Prishtina - Kosovo. KCSS is dedicated to security sector development and reform in Kosovo and Western Balkans. It proactively promotes principle of good governance, integrity and resilience.
Founded in 2008, KCSS’s main interest remains to be development of security sector in Kosovo and Western Balkans based on the good governance. In the past 15 years, KCSS has been building and offering alternative expertise in security studies, by filling a void in a limited academic contribution in the field in Kosovo.
The KCSS aims to enhance the effectiveness by supporting the SSR programs through its research, events, training, advocacy and direct policy advice. Advancing new ideas and social science methods are also core values of the centre. Each year, KCSS publishes numerous reports, policy analysis and policy briefs. It also, runs more than 200 public events including conferences, round-tables, and debates, lectures – in Kosovo, also in collaboration with regional and international partners. A wide-range of activities includes research, capacity-building, awareness and advocacy.
Research and Policy Analysis
Policy Recommendation and Advocacy
Alternative expertise on contemporary security challenges
Conferences and Public Discussions on security related issues
Networking connecting all relevant actors in Kosovo
The KCSS carries out independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities. Our reports, papers, books and other research outputs are a vital resource for leaders and policy-makers in government, the private sector and civil society. Moreover, they serve as a source of information for our international partners.
Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism
Building Integrity in the Security Sector
Regional Cooperation in the Security Sector, and membership into Euro-Atlantic structures
Kosovo Security Barometer
Head of Operations
Head of Research
Project and Research Assistant
Junior Researcher/Project Officer
Researcher/Head of Programme Development
External Research Fellow