Kosovo Marks the International Day for Energy

Marking the International Day for Energy, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), and under the auspices of the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Developing the Potential for Renewable Energy.” The panelists included Besa Zogaj Gashi, Deputy Minister of Economic Development (MZHE), Ymer Dullaj, owner of EKO FARM, Gazmend Haxholli, director of J.v.G Jaha Energy, Rinora Gojani, senior research at INDEP, and Visar Azemi, KOSID Coordinator. The focus of the discussion remained the conditions, procedures, and potential for investing in a range of renewable energy sources in Kosovo, as well as the required steps to lessen the economic burden of those seeking to use renewable energy in Kosovo.

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Kosovo Marks the International Day for Energy 22/10/2015

Marking the International Day for Energy, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), and under the auspices of the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Developing the Potential for Renewable Energy.” The panelists included Besa Zogaj Gashi, Deputy Minister of Economic Development (MZHE), Ymer Dullaj, owner of EKO FARM, Gazmend Haxholli, director of J.v.G Jaha Energy, Rinora Gojani, senior research at INDEP, and Visar Azemi, KOSID Coordinator. The focus of the discussion remained the conditions, procedures, and potential for investing in a range of renewable energy sources in Kosovo, as well as the required steps to lessen the economic burden of those seeking to use renewable energy in Kosovo.
Problems prevalent in the dairy industry beyond the demands of its producers 28/09/2015

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) took part in the roundtable organised by Parliamentary Commission for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade, and Industry, to discuss matters highlighted by the association of dairy producers. During the roundtable, INDEP presented the policy paper titled “The Dairy Market and Kosovo’s Opportunities to Develop.”
INDEP took part in the International Day of Democracy Fair 15/09/2015

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) under the auspices of the project “Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight,” in which it collaborate closely with the Parliamentary Commission for Economic Development, Infrastructure, Trade, and Industry, is partaking in the fair for Civil Society Organisations on the International Day of Democracy. The fair has been organised by the Kosovo Assembly.
INDEP and KOSID: the Energy Efficiency Fund should be a priority for the Government and Kosovo’s energy sector 10/09/2015

Today, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) organised the roundtable “Funding Energy Efficiency in Kosovo – Benefits and Barriers,” where a policy paper was presented discussing the topic at hand. The policy paper highlights the current state of affairs of the energy sector and positions Energy Efficiency as a top priority for energy policy in Kosovo.
“Why do Kosovars migrate?” 30/06/2015

Today, on the 30th of July 2015, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organised the roundtable “Why do Kosovars migrate?”, where two research based studies were presented, each conducted separately by both organisations. Those present at the roundtable were a high representative of the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, representatives of local and international organisations, as well as a large number of media outlets.
INDEP with the support of the European Commission provides grants for energy efficiency investment 26/06/2015

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) with the support of the European Commission provides grants for investments in the field of energy efficiency. These grants are distributed with the aim of supporting and creating incentives for businesses to invest in energy efficient measures while simultaneously strengthening awareness on the subsequent benefits of such investments.
INDEP and NGO Lens organise the NGO Fair in Prishtinë 23/06/2015

Today, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and NGO Lens, with the support of the EU Office in Kosovo and the Netherland Embassy, organised the NGO Fair in Prishtinë. At the fair, which was held at Zahir Pajaziti square, more than 20 local NGOs presented their papers, promotional material, and research. This fair has provided an exemplary opportunity for non-governmental organisations to present their research and simultaneously discuss their findings and implications with interested citizens.
INDEP provides training to more than 130 municipality officials, private sector representatives and NGOs, in the area of Energy Efficiency 22/06/2015

Today marks the conclusion of trainings offered to 5 central municipalities, respectively the municipality of Fushë Kosovë, Lipjan, Obiliq, Podujevë and Prishtinë. The trainings were part crucial segment of the project “Energy Efficiency for Development: Public and private sector support for the implementation and capacity building of Energy Efficiency measures.”
INDEP presents three measures for the creation of approximately 20,000 jobs 05/06/2015

The Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) held today a press conference where a number of recommendations were presented in light of the short political analysis titled “Unemployment in Kosovo: 3 measures for the creation of 20,000 jobs.”
INDEP: Kosovo still not ready for a liberalised electricity market 22/05/2015

Today, the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) in collaboration with the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID), held a press conference where the study “The Prospects for an Energy Market in Kosovo: The Case of Electricity” was published. The paper discusses the present state of the electricity market in Kosovo, specifically the rocky road towards liberalisation. It does this through a comparative framework, which evaluates the liberalisation processes found in neighbouring countries and juxtaposes these with Kosovo’s case.

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