KSB Special Edition - De-constructing public perceptions: Kosovo’s foreign policy and dialogue with Serbia

Published by:

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)

Title:

KSB Special Edition - De-constructing public perceptions: Kosovo’s foreign policy and dialogue with Serbia

Author:

Donika Emini

Date:

17 December 2018

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies continues to narrow down the results of public opinion on the broader issues of foreign policy and dialogue with Serbia in a form of Special Edition of Kosovo Security Barometer Programme. For the purpose of the trends, the main survey questions remained unchanged. KCSS continues to measure the way regional and international strategic partners of Kosovo are seen in the eye of it’s citizens, how does an average citizen of Kosovo perceive the pool of external influences in the Western Balkans and Kosovo specifically and what is the opinion toward the EU and NATO memberships. Similarly to the previous editions, KCSS has given a special focus to the EU facilitated dialogue with Serbia. However, following the debates over the potential epilogue   of the dialogue, KCSS has included additional questions related to the legally bindings agreement and the leading negotiator on Kosovo’s side.

Hereafter, the special edition covers the following dimensions:

Public perceptions toward relevant regional and international actors;

Public perceptions toward external influences in Kosovo and Euro-Atlantic alliances;

Public perceptions toward the EU facilitated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia