From 2001 to 2004 the LLA-ESI produced the following outputs:

  • analytical papers for the general public;
  • discussion papers intended ultimately for the general public, but initially restricted to internal circulation within the EU Pillar;
  • seminars and workshops on issues of key interest to the Pillar, based on its own research but also drawing on other experts;
  • a 'smart bibliography' of core UNMIK and EU Pillar texts and background literature for use by EU Pillar staff and Kosovar research institutes and academics;
  • a speaker series in Kosovo drawing on scholars working on issues related to Kosovo and promote links between external experts, Kosovar experts and international institutions;
  • presentations of lessons learned in Kosovo to the wider policy-making community and in particular to the UN in New York.
Activities of ESI-LLA in 2004
  • Does Mitrovica have a Future? Economic and Political Stability in a One-Company town, a three-day Wilton Park Workshop in association with ESI bringing together local and international politicians, donors and policy makers to focus on  policy implications of the structural economic crisis in Mitrovica;
  • A Post-Industrial Future? Economy and Society in Mitrovica and Zvecan, published on 30 January and distributed widely to policymakers in Kosovo, Europe and the United States;
  • Cash Income Tables: North Mitrovica and Zvecan/South Mitrovica, circulated widely to the international and local policy community;
  • Kosovo and the Outside World: A common European Destiny?, presentation to Kosovo media representatives at IREX Seminar in Pristina;
  • Policy consultations and briefings for the British, French, US, Italian and German Liaison Office in Pristina;
  • 'Mitrovica: Untying the Gordian knot?', presentation of Mitrovica economic analysis at a roundtable organized by the NGO-coalition Forum 2015 (broadcasted life on local television);
  • Showing of LLA Documentary on Mitrovica 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold' to SRSG, Office of Political Advisors, senior UNMIK officials, diplomatic offices and donor community;
  • 'Reversing Economic Decline: What is the Future of Mitrovica?', presentation of Mitrovica analysis to EU Pillar Core Team and showing of Mitrovica documentary 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold';
  • 'Structural Funds and Convergence: The Irish experience and lessons from less developed EU countries', presented by Prof. John Bradley to EU Pillar Core Team, policy makers asnd donors;
  • 'Catching up: The Irish experiensce in the European Union', a joint one-day seminar on Europeanisation and economic development organized by the LLA, the Office of the Prime Minister and the Kosovo Institute for Public Administration;
Activities of ESI-LLA in 2003
  • Trepca, 1965-2000, a company history prepared by Professor Michael Palairet for publication in January 2003;
  • International Administrations and Economic Development: Lessons from Kosovo, presented at the International Peace Academy in New York;
  • Presentation of ongoing LLA research at the Open Society Institute in New York;
  • Presentation of LLA research on local governance and economic development (case studies: Viti and Gjilan municipality) to Council of Europe Mission on Decentralisation;
  • Municipal Governance and Economic Development: Lessons for and from Kosovo, Case Study Gjilan and Viti, presented to the EU Pillar Head of Mission and Kosovo municipal officials;
  • Western Balkans 2004, joint presentation with office of SRSG for civil society representatives and journalists;
  • Aid for Democracy: Lessons of Comparative Experience, presented by Thomas Carothers, Vice- President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to senior UNMIK officials;
  • Democratisation- lessons learned, presented by Thomas Carothers at a roundtable discussion at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo;
  • Kosovo's Private Sector: a gold mine?, presented to Italian Foreign Ministry officials, representatives of the think tank community and ESI members in Rome;
  • Presentation of ongoing LLA research to Presidency of Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
  • Regional Development- Kosovo, a joint presentation by the LLA and Lutfi Haziri, President of the Association of Kosovo municipalities, at the ESI-Wilton Park Conference Catching Up? The Western Balkans & The New Europe, in May 2003 in Oslo, Norway;
  • Is Kosovo catching up?, presented to EU Pillar Core Team;
  • Presentations of ongoing LLA research for German Liaison Office, Canadian Liaison Office, Center for Law and Financial Markets (USA), British Office in Pristina and the Austrian Ambassador to Belgrade;
  • Trepca's Past and Mitrovica's Future, presented by Prof. Michael Palairet, Reader in Economic History at the University of Edinburgh, to senior UNMIK and Kosovo officials;
  • Trepca, 1965-2000, a company history presented to Trepca Management in Mitrovica;
  • Mitrovica: A Company Town, presented to the Economic Development Working Group of Mitrovica Municipality;
  • Roundtable on Kosovo's Private Sector: A Motor for Development?, with Kosovo civil society, municipal leaders and media representatives;
  • Mitrovica: The political economy of division, presented to Friends of Mitrovica;
  • Roundtable on Kosovo's Private Sector: A Motor for Development?, with senior policy makers, economic experts and representatives of the donor community;
  • Ekonomia Private e Kosoves: Nje motor per zhvillim?, presented to municipal authorities in Viti;
  • LLA presentation of private sector analysis to policy advisors of High Representative of CFSP and senior UNMIK officials;
  • Ekonomia Private e Kosoves: Nje motor per zhvillim?,presented to Economic Working Group of ECMI (European Center for Minority Issues) in Pristina;
  • Development, Diaspora, Unemployment, briefing for IMF Mission to Kosovo;
  • UNMIK's Double Mandate- Administering and Democratising Kosovo, presented by Friedhelm Frischenschlager, Head of Democratisation Department of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo;
  • Migration and Development; special briefing for Department for Non-Resident Affairs in the PISG Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport;
  • Homeland Calling: The role of the Diaspora in the Balkan Wars; presented by LLA analyst Paul Hockenos to diplomatic offices and policy makers.
Activities of ESI-LLA in 2002
  • Governance and Development: A Real Life Story about Private Sector Growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in January 2002 and distributed widely to senior UNMIK staff, municipal officials and policymakers in Europe and the United States;
  • How an UNMIK Property Creation Scheme Could Work; LLA recommendations presented to the Kosovo Trust Agency;
  • Preliminary Lessons from Kosovo, LLA briefing and presentation at the European Studies Center of St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford for Sir Paddy Ashdown, Andrew Bearpark, Richard Caplan and Timothy Garton Ash;
  • Causes of Economic Decline in Yugoslavia from 1980 to 2000 and their Relevance for Kosovo, presented by Prof. Michael Palairet to UNMIK and Kosovo officials, international donors and policy makers;
  • The Economic Consequences of Milosevic, presented by Prof. Palairet to the multi-ethnic Trepca management in Mitrovica;
  • Ramiz Sadiku: a Case Study in the Industrialisation of Kosovo, presented by Prof. Palairet to international and local municipal officials in Peja/Pec;
  • Land Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented by ESI Senior Editor Marcus Cox;
  • Lessons from SOE Management, presented to EU Pillar Core Team;
  • Returns: Learning from the Bosnian Experience, published in June 2002 and presented to UN Office of Returns, UNMIK officials and the donor community;
  • Commercialisation in Kosovo: A Test-run for Privatisation, published in July 2002;
  • How Stable is Macedonia: Lessons from Field Research, presented by ESI Macedonia analysts to senior UNMIK officials;
  • The Ottoman Dilemma: Power and Property Relations under the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, published in August 2002 and distributed to over 5,000 policy makers and analysts in Europe and the United States;
  • Publication of The Ottoman Dilemma in national newspapers Koha Ditore in Kosovo and Danas in Serbia;
  • LLA presentation at a Conference on Donor Standards in Anti-Corruption Projects organized by the OECD and the Collaborative for Development Action in Bratislava, Slovakia;
  • Presentation of LLA research findings at the DFID Strategy review in Pristina;
  • LLA Advisory Board Meeting in Brussels;
  • A New European Moment? Linking South East Europe into the European Union, a joint LLA-Wilton Park Conference from 14-17 October 2002 bringing together senior policy experts for South East Europe to discuss future European assistance strategies for the region;
  • Western Balkans 2004. Assistance, Cohesion and the New Boundaries of Europe. A Call for Policy Reform, published in November 2002 and distributed widely to the policy community in Europe and the United States;
  • Privatisation and Land Policy, analytical background paper presented to the SRSG and EU Pillar Head of Mission;
  • Mitrovica Briefing Material, presented to the SRSG's office and EU Pillar Head of Mission from July 2002 to February 2003;
  • Two-day research and training seminar introducing LLA research methodology to students of the University of Pristina, organized in cooperation with the Kosovo Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED);
  • Decentralisation and Local Self-Government Reform in Kosovo, discussion paper and LLA Reader on Decentralisation presented at the OSCE/KIPRED Conference on 'Decentralisation in Kosovo, Identifying Issues, Developing Options';
  • Democratic Planning for Development, presented to EU Pillar Core Team and Civil Administration officials by urban and spatial planning experts from Cottbus University, Germany;
  • Showing of the ESI documentary De-Industrialisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina to international media representatives in Pristina.
Activities of ESI-LLA in 2001:
  • De-Industrialisation and the Collapse of Social Property: A Case study of Peja/Pec, presented to the Office of the SRSG, OSCE and senior EU Pillar staff and widely distributed to over 2,000 policy makers and analysts in Europe and the United States;
  • Compilation of over fifty surveys on Kosovo's real economy, economic policies, private sector and municipal governance;
  • Seminars and regular briefings on ongoing research to core EU Pillar staff in Pristina;
  • Policy Workshop in Peja/Pec in November 2001 presenting research on the political economy of the region and the impact of EU Pillar policies to EU Pillar regional officers and UN municipal and regional representatives
  • Policy input in the form of discussion papers on economic actors in Peja; recommendations on privatisation and property creation for the Head of Mission; recommendations on the economic role of municipalities for the SRSG; suggested amendments to the KTA draft regulation presented to the EU Pillar Core Team;
  • Compilation of a smart bibliography of core reference texts and collection of core texts for EU Pillar staff reference, distribution of material to EU Pillar Core Team;
  • Presentations to the European Council, the British Foreign Office and EU officials in Brussels of the LLA concept and ongoing research;
  • Creation of links with future academics and international partners, such as the University of Oxford, United States Institute of Peace, Carnegie Foundation, Pisa College, Office of the High Representative and the Operations Evaluation Unit of the World Bank;
  • Debriefing of outgoing and existing EU Pillar staff, recommendations and advice to EU Pillar leadership on information management and emerging lessons learned.
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