Balkans Policy Research Group (BPRG)
Balkans Policy Research Group (BPRG) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to contributing to state-building and societal harmony in Kosovo, and to facilitating state reconciliation in Kosovo and peace in the Western Balkans. Through evidence-based research, analysis, advocacy, policy dialogue and expertise, its ultimate aim is to bring the region closer to the EU.
Balkans Group was established in Kosovo in 2013, as a successor of the work established by the International Crisis Group (ICG). BPRG strategic orientations address key challenges of Kosovo’s state-building process, which proves to be a monumental task for the Kosovo society.
BPRG is committed to supporting the goals of better functioning of institutions, democratic consolidation, integration of minorities, resolution of neighbourly disputes, and advancing the EU agenda. All of its work is based on extensive, on the ground field research carried out by the staff, coupled with interviews with national and international leaders, which has enabled the staff to develop an extensive network of contacts in Western Balkans.