CSDRI pays special attention to the burning political issue of Serbia and the region, and that is the issue of Kosovo.
Our attention is primarily focused on three key political issues;
CSDRI addresses this political issue through active participation in dialogues and deliberations on the Kosovo issue with actors dealing with this issue, such as NGOs and think tanks, the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, the National Convention on the EU and the working group for Chapter 35, etc. We also build and maintain intensive relations and cooperation with socetial and political actors in Kosovo, both among Serbs and Albanians
Based on all the above activities and communication, we conduct research and make analyzes with recommendations in order to help achieve positive outcomes on all three policy issues, with special emphasis on the third issue we consider the most important.
In 2021. CSDRI will implement the project “Improving communication for the comprehensive agreement”.
This project is a set of comprehensive tailor-made activities designed to support the process of normalization of relations between Serbians and Albanians through offering the Serbian public and political actors a positive communication strategy to reach a comprehensive agreement on normalization.
Through nation-wide public opinion polls, comprehensive and comparative analysis, policy papers, podcast, op-eds, and an online platform normalizacija.rs we will use data and evidence and utilize the knowledge, expertise, and contacts to achieve the goal of this project. We call all our partners to join us in this endeavor.
This project is supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the USAID.
Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement
The ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ project was implemented during 2019, with the support of the US Embassy in Belgrade.
The project researched the attitudes of Serbian citizens on the Kosovo issue, including attitudes on the Brussels dialogue, on potential solutions to the Kosovo issue, measuring ethnic distance, etc.
Also, within the project, we presented research and analysis at the most important security and political forum in the region – the Belgrade Security Forum.
A number of articles were published on the topic we were dealing with within the project.
Within the ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ project which was supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade, a number of author’s texts related to this topic have been written and published. The first text we promote is the text we published on the Belgrade Security Forum page: A Long Walk to Agreement.
The second text we promote within the ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ project is the text by Milica Andrić-Rakić ‘Between the Most Expensive Word and Lost Paradise’, which was published on the KoSSev portal.
The third text we promote within the ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ is the text by Milan Krstić ‘Kosovo between internal and external support to Vučić’, which was published on the Talas portal.
The fourth text we promote within the ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ is the text by Sanja Sovrlić ‘Is Unconscious Recognition of Kosovo Possible’, which was published in the Vreme weekly.
The fifth text we promote within the ‘Comprehensive Understanding for a Comprehensive Agreement’ is Nikola Jović’s text ‘The Role of the Media in Progressive Serbia: Informing Citizens or Breaking the Kosovo Myth’, which was published on the KoSSev portal.
Strengthening protection of property rights in Kosovo
Increase the role of civil society in order to advocate for property issues in Kosovo
Project duration: 1st of April 2021 until 31st of September 2021 (6 months)
Overall objective: Project’s main objective is to increase the role of civil society in order to advocate for property issues in Kosovo. It will establish cooperation among CSO’s from Kosovo and Serbia with the relevant institutions, aiming to improve the protection of property rights in Kosovo. Moreover, it will empower Kosovo CSOs to monitor and report on protection of property rights in Kosovo and will also train a group of young lawyers to advance property rights in Kosovo, through engagement in Free Legal Aid programs.
Project is implemented by: Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture (ACDC) and Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives (CSDRI)