Partners

  • Swiss Cooperation Office in Kosovo (SCO-K)

    Kosovar Centre for Security Studies is a beneficiary of the institutional grants to civil society. The project "Monitoring and evaluation the integrity in the Security Institutions of Kosovo" is financed by the Project Promotion of Democratic Society Party (DSP), financed by the Swiss Cooperation Office in Kosovo (SCO-K) and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).

     

    URL: http://www.kcsfoundation.org/dsp/

  • Think Tank Fund

    The Open Society Foundations (OSI) based in Budapest from 2011 started to provide the institutional support for KCSS. The OSI has been granted the Think Tank Fund which aims to support the uKCSS in upcoming three years period. The KCSS will use part of this grant to train its staff on both research-related topics (pertaining to rule of law) and organizational issues; to increase its cooperation and exchanges with similar centers in the region, and to partly support payroll and administrative expenses. Overall, this grant should allow KCSS to improve the quality of its policy analysis and gain in prominence as a specialized and independent think tank in Kosovo.

     

    URL: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/

  • Geneva Center Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

    From the beginning of it’s functioning the KCSS has a sound cooperation with Geneva Center Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). DCAF is an international foundation under Swiss law based in Geneva, and is the world's leading institution in the area of Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Security Sector Governance (SSG). DCAF in coordination with other partners is implementing the regional think tank consortium "Civil Society Capacity Building on Mapping and Monitoring the Security Sector in Western Balkans" and KCSS is the implementing partner for Kosovo. This project is funded by Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. KCSS and DCAF cooperate closely to implement also other joint projects in the field of democratic oversight of security sector emphasizing the Kosovo Young Faces Network (KYFN) and other sector based projects.

     

    URL: http://www.dcaf.ch/

  • National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    The Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) aim to use National Endowment for Democracy (NED) support to promote public oversight and the accountability of security and justice institutions in Kosovo at an important moment as the country prepares for the end of supervised independence and the withdrawal of the EU rule of law mission. The resulting report, the first ever to be produced by a domestic organization, will identify perceived deficiencies, make recommendations for improved performance of security and justice institutions, and be used to advocate for reforms required for Kosovo’s close integration with Europe.

     

    URL: http://www.ned.org/

  • US Embassy

     

    URL: http://pristina.usembassy.gov/

  • Netherlands Embassy in Prishtina

    With the support of the Kingdom of Netherland Embassy in Prishtina, KCSS is implementing the project entitled “Increasing the role of community/citizens against spreading the extremism and radicalism in Kosovo”.

     

    URL: http://kosovo.nlembassy.org/

  • Peace Nexus

    PeaceNexus is a Swiss-based Foundation established in May 2009. It was founded by Anne Gloor and has been supported since its inception by the endowment granted by the philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss.

     

    URL: http://peacenexus.org/

  • The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD)

    The Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) has been an important donor for KCSS. The “Assessment of the Private Security Sector in Kosovo” and “Control Functions of the Independent State Institutions in the Security Sector in Kosovo: Ombudsperson, Audit General and Anti-Corruption Agency” are two important projects which have implemented by KCSS under the financial supported of BTD. The BTD allocated a grant to support the Security Forum which is a joint initiative between the KCSS and FIQ.

     

    URL: http://www.gmfus.org/grants-fellowships/grantmakin

  • KFOS

    The Kosovo Foundation for Open Society is a local non-governmental organisation and part of the international network of philanthropic foundations financed by George Soros. The Foundation works with government and civil society to strengthen capacities, improve implementation of existing policies and develop new strategic directions. KFOS together with KCSS have cooperated since 2009 in more than 6 projects.

     

    URL: http://kfos.org/

  • FES Office Prishtina

    FES (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) Office in Prishtina is founded officially in 2000. FES started to provide support to KCSS from 2012. Since then KCSS together with FES have cooperated in the following projects: "The International Presence based on the UNSCR 1244 legacy in post-independence Kosovo: between recognition and contestation"; Regional Conference: "Security Sector Reform as an instrument for Democratization and Peace in the Western Balkans' as well as together with GIZ have supported the project "Five years of security sector in Kosovo - from infancy towards maturity".

     

    URL: http://www.fes-prishtina.org/wb/pages/english/home

  • GIZ Office Prishtina

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) started its work in Kosovo in 1999. GIZ gave its support to KCSS from 2013. GIZ together with FES supported the project "Five years of security sector in Kosovo - from infancy towards maturity".

     

    URL: http://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/298.html

  • The Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an important partner of KCSS and its strongest support comes through regional project “Civil Society Capacity Building on Mapping and Monitoring the Security Sector in Western Balkans"and KCSS is the implementing partner for Kosovo. This project is funded by Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    URL: http://www.norway-kosovo.no/

  • The Research Council of Norway (NRC)

    The Research Council of Norway (NRC) is another key partner for KCSS. Together with the other regional partners, the KCSS will benefit from RCN through implementation of new region project “Security Transitions in the Western Balkans - From Conflict Zone to the Security Community” for the upcoming three years period (2011-2013). The KCSS will benefit from this project either in the building its professional and academic capacities or extending its activities in research.

     

    URL: http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Home_page/1177315

  • Europen Fund for the Balkans (EFB)

    Apart form the general cooperation of KCSS with Europen Fund for the Balkans (EFB), EFB is supporting KCSS in the project “Think and Link- Regional Policy Programme” which is one of the flagships programme of the EFB, running now for four years now. EFB supports KCSS by offering training, mentorship support for the research project as well as dissemination support of the final outcome.

     

    URL: http://balkanfund.org/