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Call for Long-Term and Short-Term Election Observers – Kosovo

2019-08-29T08:40:14+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Kosovo, Observation missions - Active calls, WFD closed vacancies|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is now initiating the selection process for Long-Term and Short-Term Observers to observe Early Parliamentary Elections in Kosovo. Please note: The Election Date is not set yet and possible dates would include the 22 September, the 29 September or the 06 October. Please be aware of the long time span [...]

Parliamentary boycotts in the Western Balkans: a challenge to institutional democracy

2019-07-25T10:42:22+00:00June 24th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Boycotting parliament has become an increasingly common occurrence in parliamentary life in the Western Balkans.  The practice of official or unofficial boycotts of legislatures, the main representative institution for citizens, has become a norm in political life in the region. In recent years - and decades in some cases - boycotting of parliament took place [...]

WFD support for democracy to expand to Albania under new Western Balkans initiative

2018-08-31T12:16:45+00:00August 31st, 2018|Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Following the London Western Balkans Summit, WFD will expand its presence to Albania as we launch a new programme to improve democratic culture in the region with support from the UK Government. WFD has been active in the Western Balkans since the early 2000s, when it led efforts to stabilise the region’s political institutions in [...]

Increasing openness of institutions in the Western Balkans

2018-08-09T14:16:07+00:00November 16th, 2017|Bosnia, Europe, Kosovo, Macedonia, Open Parliament, Serbia, Space and Access, Western Balkans|

On 16 November, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) launched a Regional Road Map on Good Governance for the Western Balkans to support democratic institutions in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia become more transparent and accountable. Since 2015, according to polling by the Policy Association for an Open Society, public trust in national institutions in [...]

Supporting political party reform in Kosovo

2018-04-20T09:10:34+00:00November 10th, 2016|Europe, Kosovo, Political party|

Blerim Vela, WFD’s Country Representative for Kosovo explains how WFD's new programme will support reform of political parties. Political parties’ image in Kosovo have been tainted. Citizens’ hold a deep level of mistrust in the institutions that should represent their interests, because constructive dialogue between political parties, citizens and civil society is not happening. By [...]