Since the establishment of the Assembly, parliamentary sessions and debates continue to have the focus on citizens and serve as a barometer of political processes in the state of Kosovo. However, not always lawmaking can be translated into the interests of citizens, and the elected party to be accountable to their voters.
The Democratization and Parliamentary Practices Program (DPPP) aims to encourage the Kosovo Assembly to be more open, more representative, and inclusive as an effective legislative body is the main pillar of democratic governance. Since the establishment of the organization, the DPP has been developed as a program by monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Assembly of Kosovo and the people’s representatives, as well as informing the public on parliamentary issues. In recent years, the DPPP has expanded with a new component that aims to provide the Assembly of Kosovo with expertise from research institutions in order to produce the most qualitative and applicable legislation.
We believe that civil society is called to carry out vital and necessary functions such as monitoring, assessment, influence on lawmaking and mediation between citizens and their elected officials. Therefore, the DPPP will continue to monitor the Assembly to ensure that this institution reflects the public interest in laws and policies, fulfills its constitutional obligations and respects its rules and procedures, promotes accountability and transparency, supervises the work of the executive and adheres to it universal standards of good governance.
The DPPP will continue to serve as a bridge between the Assembly and the citizens, fostering constructive dialogue among them, and promote voter empowerment to hold accountable the elected officials accountable and responsible.
Albert Krasniqi is managing the project in “Support to Parliamentary Research Activities in Kosovo”, and is chairing the secretariat of the local election observation coalition “Democracy in Action”. He joined KDI in 2015, and for two years has been engaged in monitoring the work of the Assembly of Kosovo.
Albert has more than ten years of experience in the civil society sector in the field of good governance, democratization of political parties, capacity building of parliament and elections. He has published dozens of research papers and analysis on above topics. Prior to joining KDI, Albert worked as a Researcher at the KIPRED Institute (2007-2015), and was part of the team in support to the Assembly of Kosovo on establishing the Public Oversight Committee.
Albert has graduated on Philosophical studies and currently is a Master’s candidate in the program for Civil Society and Local Development at the University of Prishtina.
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Jeta Krasniqi is project manager at the Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI), leading the project to strengthen the Assembly’s oversight role towards Government and increase the participation of citizen in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process.
Previously, Mrs. Krasniqi served as Political Advisor to the President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, where she was engaged in the field of foreign policy, economic development, promotion of human rights and gender equality. Mrs. Krasniqi was the Coordinator of the National Council for Survivors of Sexual Violence during the War established by the then President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. Mrs. Krasniqi has a long-standing commitment to civil society organizations in advancing the role of women in society in Kosovo and Albania.
Jeta Krasniqi graduated in International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and finished her undergraduate studies in International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Krasniqi is a board member of the Kosovo Women’s Networking Board and the Kosovo American Educational Fund (KAEF), as well as a member from civil society in the Governmental Commission for the Verification and Recognition of Sexually Abused during the War.
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Artan Murati is Senior Researcher at KDI. He has worked in KDI / Transparency International Kosovo since February 2016. Mr. Murati has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Pristina and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and a Master’s Degree in European Union Studies from the University of Salzburg, Austria. He is pursuing doctoral studies in the EU Law and Policy in Austria. In KDI, Mr. Murati’s main field of work consists in providing assistance to Parliamentary Committees through parliamentary research, and monitoring the work of the Assembly in general. Mr. Murati has a long experience in working with EU integration issues, especially in the Stabilization and Association process and aligning national laws with EU laws. His academic work has been published in various European countries. Mr. Murati has a book published in the European Parliament and the International Agreements of the EU.
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Ahmet joined Kosova Democratic Institute (KD) in 2016. He has more than 12 years of experience working in international and local organizations, managing projects dealing with socio-economic development of the society and communities, youth empowerment and their inclusion in social and political processes, and also has experience in banking sector. Currently at KDI Ahmet is managing the project for empowerment of first-time voters and political accountability. The project managed to increase youth participation in addressing their issues and working with political parties and institutions to include youth priorities into their agenda. Ahmet is also part of the local election observation team “Democracy in Action”.
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Eugen Cakolli is part of KDI team since 2016. He began working on monitoring the work of Assembly of Kosovo, within the program for Democratization and Parliamentary Practices. Previously he worked for International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
Right now, Eugen is working as Project Officer on the project for empowering the first-time voters as part of the Political Accountability program. He also added valuable contribution to the Democracy in Action by holding a position as the Coordinator of the Election Observers.
Currently Cakolli, is enrolled in University of Pristina and undertaking a Masters Studies for European Integration and Public Administration, while conducting several research papers.
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Agnesa has completed bachelor studies at the University of Prishtina in the Department of Sociology. She is currently completing master studies in the same department, while a part of her master’s studies have pursued in the University of Graz, Austria with a scholarship from Erasmus +. Before engaging in KDI, Agnesa has been engaged at the Institute for Social Studies and Humanities within the Faculty of Philosophy. Since March 2016, Agnesa has joined the KDI team as Researcher / Monitor, in the project for monitoring the work of the Assembly of Kosovo and for monitoring the elections.
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Adelina has completed her studies at Ankara University at the Faculty of Political Science in the department of International Relations. In 2015, she was admitted to the Master’s Program for Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Europe, at the University of Sarajevo and Bologna . Adelina is a cofounder of the informal group of women and girls of Prizren Municipality – FEMaktiv. She is currently PhD candidate in the department of international relations at Ankara University. Adelina has joined the KDI team as Researcher, in the project to support parliamentary research.Democratisation and Parliamentary Practices
Mr. Osmanaj holds a master degree in European Governance and Policy from the University of Sussex. He began his civil society career in 2011 when he was elected president of the youth NGO “Koha”, based in Mitrovica, where he served for two years. Since 2013, he has been actively engaged in the international project on history and remembrance, and Memory Mapping Kosovo. Mr. Osmanaj has an extensive experience in the fields of dealing with the past, remembrance, transitional justice, inter-ethnic cooperation, European governance, and democratization.
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