As part of the work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo to enable the exchange of experience from countries of the region, a delegation from the Kosovan Assembly visited the Scottish Parliament in the week of 10 May, and CSI was invited to present the work of the International Teledemocracy Centre in this area.
The OSCE’s support programme aims at enhancing the capacities of the Assembly Administration so that it can perform all duties within its mandate, with an emphasis on provision of quality services to all MPs, assistance in performing the oversight role, reviewing and implementing legislation.
Lately, the parliamentary research and the timely provision of legal and policy advice to MPs from the Assembly Administration are becoming more and more important within Kosovo, while this increased importance on professional services to MPs requires legal, regulatory and organizational enhancements and coordination. In addition, the field of parliamentary research requires substantial changes not only in setting up and staffing of the professional structures but also arranging the research processes in professional manner.
The presentation - by Ella Taylor-Smith and Peter Cruickshank - focused on current EU projects - HUWY
, and also reflected on the lessons learned from past projects, including WEB.DEP