- Published: June 1, 2018
Kosovo: Strengthening policy formulation and legislative drafting
Project leader: Ulrich Hermanski
RTA: Dr. Julie Trappe
Responsible at the IRZ: Katharina Tegeder, Rita Tenhaft
This Twinning project has the overarching objective of supporting further rapprochement between the Republic of Kosovo and the EU Acquis.
At the end of 2016, the kick-off event took place and the basis both for the organisation as well as the content was developed for the project in Pristina. Further work on the content could begin in 2017. Various activities have been implemented that are allocated to the following four components:
- Component 1 aims to improve the preconditions for drafting policy strategy papers at the Ministry of Justice.
- Component 2 supports legislative proposals.
- Component 3 addresses the challenge of putting adopted laws into practice and establishing an efficient and mandatory impact assessment for legislative proposals.
- Component 4 examines and improves the Ministry’s internal and external communication in drafting strategy papers and laws.
A large number of different activities were carried out to implement these components, with the focus on employees of the Ministry of Justice. These included, among other things, a study trip by a Kosovar delegation to the Ministry of Justice of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia or the preparation of a comparative analysis in the field of judicial reform and strategic planning in the EU.
An important part of the project team’s work regarding the content and organisation in Pristina consisted of networking and coordinating with other projects on site in order to avoid overlaps and to generate synergy effects. The implementation of the project was delayed by the new elections in June 2017, as there were difficulties initially in forming a government.
The project is scheduled to run for two years and has a budget of around EUR 1.25 million.