Members of WB6 Advocacy Group

 

Albanian Institute for International Studies

1. Albanian Institute for International Studies

Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) is an independent and non-profit institution founded in 1998. Our research is impartial and non-proprietary. AIIS mission is to conduct high-quality academic research on contemporary security issues and their political impact, with a focus on areas of central relevance to Albanian foreign and domestic policy.

Reflecting upon the changing nature of security threats in the post Cold War world, the AIIS has shifted its focus towards Albanian internal security issues, NATO membership, and integration in the European Union. The institute undertakes short-term applied research and advisory services. AIIS mission is to study key Balkan issues and to prepare prognoses on political, economic, security, ethnic, cultural, and religious developments. AIIS mission is to promote peace through conflict resolution, dialogue and reconciliation, public information and policymaking activities. AIIS mission is to contribute to greater awareness and insight concerning international issues, through academic publications, reports related to our engagement activities and via the general media.

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European Movement Montenegro

2. European Movement in Montenegro

European Movement in Montenegro is a non-governmental organization existing since 2000. It is a part of the network of European Movement International and is recognized for its expertise in European and Euro-atlantic Integration of Montenegro.

EMIM is primarily dealing with the topics such as administrative capacities, cooperation between state and civil sector, rule of law, gender equality, Youth and security. It is active at both the national and regional level. With its activities it is influencing the public of Montenegro to direct its engagement towards democratic action towards achieving equality of people and their communities, respecting and improving standards adopted in European Union.

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European Movement in Serbia

3. European Movement in Serbia

The European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) is an independent and voluntarily organization of the citizens of Serbia. It was founded on November 24, 1992 as a non-governmental, non-party and not-profit organization. EMinS is an independent institution of the democratic public and a citizens’ organization that advocates for peaceful, democratic and full European integration and a democratic and modern Serbia as part of Europe.

Since 1993, the European Movement in Serbia is a full member of the International European Movement (www.europeanmovement.org), an international non-governmental organization with a great tradition and significant influence on political actors in European countries. EMinS has more than 400 individual members and 12 collective members in a network of 14 local councils. The member network has been growing every year.

Today, EMinS is a leader in terms of its project management and technical capacities, and research and development expertise. The organization is also an implementing partner with a great reputation in development programs. Its member network has been expending, gathering all pro-European individuals and organizations who devote their time and energy to the benefit of Serbia’s accession to the European family of peoples.

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European Policy Institute

4. European Policy Institute Skopje

The European Policy Institute – Skopje (EPI) is a Macedonian think-tank, founded in 2011 by experts with strong institutional experience and academic background, as well as policy research experience.

EPI’s mission is, through high-quality research and proposals on European policy, to provide a sound base for debate and solutions, targeting decision-makers and the wider public.

EPI regularly monitors the EU accession process of Macedonia within the wider regional contexts, evaluates the creation and implementation of EU-related policies, and actively advocates for policy options, including through the national and regional networks in which it participates.Democracy and rule of law, public administration reform, as well as IPA monitoring are also in EPI’s focus.

In time of stalemate of the EU accession process in the Republic of Macedonia, EPI manages to maintain focus on the content of the EU accession agenda and to link Macedonia’s progress to domestic political developments.

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Foreign Policy Initiative BH

5. Foreign Policy Initiative BH

Foreign Policy Initiative BH is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent organization dedicated to investigating and analyzing foreign policy, international relations and international obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Foreign Policy Initiative was established in 2004 by the founding members, who form the Assembly of the organization. It is a non-profit, non-government organization, dedicated to advance and influence the debate and discussion among academics, activists, and policy and decision makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Apart from the regular official reports on the progress of reforms in BiH by governmental institutions and international organizations, we seek to present a critical view on the reform process, covering political, economic, and social issues.

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Kosovar Civil Society Foundation

6. Kosovar Civil Society Foundation

The Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) is an independent, non-for-profit organisation, founded in 1998. KCSF is premised on the notion that in order to create and sustain transparent, accountable and inclusive democracy there needs to be sufficient demand for good governance, oversight and social inclusion from all segments of the public. KCSF’s diverse tools for support are channelled towards a single purpose – to enable civil society to become an active actor in Kosovo’s public life.

The organization operatesin three main programs, namely the Civil Society Program, the European Integration Program and Grant Giving Scheme. The three programs complement each other and have numerous cross-cutting issues and activities with their main target being civil society, public authorities and the media as another very important targeted sector. Most of the program activities pertain to enabling civil society to become an important actor in Kosovo’s public life, including Kosovo’s EU agenda. This is achieved through capacity building and coaching for CSOs, provision of information on civil society and EU related issues, provision of regular data and studies, improving the dialogue between civil society and government, as well as advocacy and input in policy and law making process.

KCSF also chairs the Board of CiviKos Platform, a network of over 140 Kosovar civic actors, and is an active member of regional and global renowned networks such as: the Balkan Civil Society Development Nertwork, CIVICUS World Alliance, Policy Association for an Open Society, European Citizen Action Service and European Movement International.

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