28 February 2020 – the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), member of the KSPAG, held a conference in Prishtina where the research report “Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue: Prishtina-Belgrade Technical Agreements – Perceptions on the Ground” was presented.
Under the “Promoting and Communicating Benefits of the Kosovo-Serbia EU-Facilitated Dialogue” project funded by the EU and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kosovo, members of Kosovo – Serbia Policy Advocacy Group (KSPAG), Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), NGO Aktiv and Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), conducted a research to explore citizens’ perceptions and their personal experiences with the technical dialogue and its outcomes.
The research was conducted among Serbs in Kosovo from five municipalities: North Mitrovica/e, Gracanica/Graçanicë, Strpce/Shterpcë, Silovo/Shillovë and Gorazdevac/Gorazhdevc; among Albanians in five other cities of Kosovo (Prishtinë/Pristina, South Mitrovicë/a, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Peja/Pec, Prizren), and among both Serbs and Albanians in eight cities in Serbia (Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Vranje, Bujanovac and Nis). The report is based on the data collected during the period of July – October 2019 with a total of 360 respondents who took part in the research.
During the conference, representatives of the three partner organisations from Kosovo and Serbia, initially explained the reasoning behind the research, then they continued with the presentation of the key findings and elaborated on the main differences in the results from Kosovo and Serbia.
The conference was attended by researchers from the representatives of civil society organizations and embassies, professors, as well as representatives from local and central institutions.
This activity and publication has been made possible with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this activity and the publication are the sole responsibility of Kosovo-Serbia Policy Advocacy Group and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.