For almost three decades (1992), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation has been active for freedom in the Western Balkans and supports the countries on their way to a united Europe. From her project office in Belgrade she coordinates her political education work and advice in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. Together with her partners from politics, science and civil society, she works primarily on the topics of human and civil rights, digital and open society, democracy and the rule of law as well as communicating political strategies and market-economy structures.
Women - Power - Politics
In our new series of interviews, we ask women from different professional and political perspectives how they categorize and evaluate topics that essentially revolve around equal rights, equality and self-determination.
New President of Kosovo
The popular lawyer Vjosa Osmani was elected as Kosovo's new president on Easter Sunday by a narrow but ultimately clear vote. She had previously held the presidency on a provisional basis for several months.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Serbian Economy in 2020
The Corona crisis has kept the world on tenterhooks for well over a year now. This poses great challenges for states and societies. This paper, "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Serbian Economy in 2020", by the well-known economist Mihailo Gajić, examines and describes the effects in Serbia and offers recommendations from a liberal perspective.
Albin Kurti: Act Two!
Now Kosovo's "eternal rebel" has once again taken over the reins of power in the country, which was badly shaken by the Corona crisis, after a brilliant election victory and thus a much better chance than a year ago. It is the first time in Kosovo's post-war parliamentary period that a political party has won almost half of the seats in parliament: 58 out of 120 parliamentary mandates.
Smart Local Communities in BiH
As part of a regional project, a team of experts led by Dr. Nasiha Pozder undertook a comprehensive analysis of smart solutions in local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is fist such attempt and the results will serve as an excellent basis for future projects in this domain.
How open data can create more resilient cities
"Smart beyond Cities: Innovation - Resilience - Sustainability" was the motto of the Smart City Festival in October 2020 in Belgrade. At this event, digital expert Victoria Boeck from the Technology Foundation Berlin gave a very interesting keynote, which is now available in an expanded form as a paper. It is an introduction to the concept of urban resilience and underlines the importance of Open Data.
A step ahead or a Potemkin reform village?
Is Serbia`s new Media Strategy 2020-25, adopted a year ago, just a paper tiger or an important step towards safeguarding the threatened freedom of the press? The years of struggle for the document, and also the experience with the first Media Strategy adopted ten years ago, have confirmed above all that paper is very patient in the Balkans.
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