Democracy and Development

Our political mission is reflected in the diverse types of support we provide to citizens to help them achieve their democratic aspirations, as well as in cooperation with numerous organizations and figures active in public life. Through various programmes, we strive to promote and cultivate the wide array of values that stem from democratic culture. For us, these values are human rights, democratic participation and action, peace policy, civic responsibility in facing the past and contemplating the future, European integration and values, and providing support to socially marginalized groups. Another key aspect of our work, intertwined in all our operations, is the promotion of gender democracy. We firmly believe that our democratic endeavors will assist in breathing life into these values and, together with our partners, spur the creation of sustainable development in its fullest sense.

Publications

strategy group non paper

Beyond Non-Papers

The process of regional and internal consolidation of the Western Balkans countries is unfinished and the legacy of conflict is still powerful, yet the outlook of EU accession is the one positive project offering a perspective to societies and economies while settling the wounds of the past. This paper attempts to make proposals to change the current direction of trends with the aim of opening up space for problem-solving and eventually putting EU enlargement back on track for transformational success it has had in the past.

WHEN CONDITIONALITY BECOMES BLACKMAIL: EU Member States Should Not Write The History Of Candidate Countries

Policy Brief

Recent developments in Southeastern Europe are diminishing the image of the European Union and its perspective of the region. The long history of the dispute over the history of the region of Macedonia, the identity of ethnic Macedonians and the question of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria is threatening the EU integration of North Macedonia, but also the entire Western Balkan 6.

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Kosovo

Case study

“In the midst of the pandemic, Kosovo became a country left with a caretaker government, crippled parliamentary competencies and entered a new political crisis” - An insight into the current situation in Kosovo.

All publications

Perspectives Southeastern Europe #10:

This issue of Perspectives is about women. Their rights and struggles for gender equality, which have existed for generations in the Western Balkans, are presented by authors who are themselves part of the feminist struggles.

The current state of affairs in four blocks; Gender in transition: Is the revolution female; Interventions and resistance, they analyze political participation, gender-based violence, economic relationships, ecology, activism and physicality. They show concrete practices of resistance against the dominant patriarchal male societies in the Western Balkans.