On October 26, 2017 Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS) has held the 2nd meeting of the National Working Group in Priština, Kosovo.
Most of the members of the NWG participated at this meeting where they provided their inputs, concerns and recommendations regarding monitoring of the Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Kosovo. The NWGs are national consultative mechanism for participation of civil society in the dialogue with relevant public authorities on design and monitoring of PAR processes in the WB. NWGs are constituted in each of the WB country as national extensions for dialogue on PAR of the wider mechanism – regional WeBER Platform. Currently Kosovo has 12 members.
In the first session Arberesha Loxha from GLPS presented the progress of the WeBER PAR Monitor in Kosovo. She informed the participants that following the finalization of the methodology, WeBER has started its first monitoring phase this September. She also recalled that WeBER monitoring methodology relies in several data sources amongst others government websites and official data/documents, surveys, interviews with public officials and focus groups. In addition, she shared with the members the very first observations from monitoring the first indicators which rely on data from government websites and official data and reports.
Furthermore, the grantees of the WeBER grant schemes presented their activities which they have conducted during the monitoring phase and emphasized the issues which they are dealing with. One of the most important factors of their work is the need to further cooperation between CSOs and local institutions.
Finally, members of NWG provided valuable inputs which need to be addressed during the Third Regional Platform to be held in Skopje.
Western Balkans Enabling Project for Civil Society Monitoring of Public Administration Reform – WeBER – is a three-year project financed by the European Union (European Commission) and co-financed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. You can find more about project here.