This capstone project addressed the important issues of regional cooperation amongst the countries of South East Europe. The main challenges are assessed for promoting the development of an intergovernmental system for effective coordination and greater cooperation between the regional countries. The project highlights the main difficulties of participation of the Kosovo representatives at the regional meetings. Most of the project survey work report the top three problems are related to political, visa and financial issues. These are the assessments from 30 senior governmental officials across several government ministerial departments. The results from the project suggest that three very important requirements should be met. These are: a) the creation of National Council for Regional Cooperation, b) strengthening the role of the Office of Regional Cooperation Council within the Prime Minister’s Office, and c) improvement of the performance of existing intergovernmental structure for regional cooperation.
Professional Studies (MS)
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Professional Studies (CMS)
Efendija, Arta, "Developing Kosovo’s intergovernmental system for improving regional cooperation / [presentation given February 20, 2013]" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
American University in Kosovo