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KOSNORTH

THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS NORMATIVE POWER IN A POST-CONFLICT SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF NORTHERN KOSOVO

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Project "KOSNORTH" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ 

Organization address
address: UNIVERSITATSPLATZ 3
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010
website: http://www.uni-graz.at

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Total cost 178˙156 €
 EC max contribution 178˙156 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2018-09-01

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1    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AT (GRAZ) coordinator 178˙156.00

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 Project objective

This project aims to study the role of normative power of the EU in the post-conflict society of northern Kosovo and to explore how has the signing of the Brussels agreement changed the dynamics of relations at both intra-societal (within the community of Serbs of northern Kosovo) and inter-ethnic level (Serbs of northern Kosovo vs. Kosovo Albanians and the institutions of the Kosovo government). The project would: 1. explore the motivation and driving factors of Kosovo Serbs for their positive/negative stance regarding the signature of the Brussels agreement and the cooperation with the institutions of the Government of Kosovo and Kosovo Albanians in general; 2. assess the intra-societal split within the Serb community in northern Kosovo between those who cooperate with the institutions of the Government of Kosovo and Kosovo Albanians in general, and those who still reject any kind of cooperation, and how is the intra-societal conflict (pressure) manifested; 3. evaluate the impact of normative power of the EU in northern Kosovo; 4. assess the changes in the patterns of relations between Serbs from northern Kosovo and Kosovo Albanians on political, institutional and societal level after the signing of the Brussels agreement; 5. draw policy implications for the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. This research project draws from three theoretical backgrounds: the theory of normative power, ‘theories’ of peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict resolution, and the theory of intra-societal conflict. The following research methods would be applied: interviews, surveying, focus groups (field-work in Kosovo), and study of primary and secondary sources. From theoretical viewpoint, this project is innovative, as it questions the impact of EU’s normative power in a post-conflict society. This project is relevant because certain policy implications (recommendations) for the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy could be drawn from it.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2017 Rok Zupančič, Nina Pejič, Blaž Grilj, Annemarie Peen Rodt
The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: An Effective Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building Mission?
published pages: 599-617, ISSN: 1944-8953, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2017.1407539
Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 20/6 2019-04-03
2016 Blaž Grilj, Rok Zupančič
Assessing the planning and implementation of the EU Rule of law missions: case study of EULEX Kosovo.
published pages: 63-86, ISSN: 1855-7694, DOI:
European perspectives : journal on European perspectives of the Western Balkans vol. 8, no. 263-86 2019-04-03
2018 Rok Zupančič
EU peace-building in the north of Kosovo and psychosocial implications for the locals: a bottom up perspective on normative power Europe
published pages: 1-18, ISSN: 1944-8953, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2018.1504379
Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 2019-04-03
2016 Rok Zupančič
The European Union and the (r)evolution of its strategy of conflict prevention. European perspectives: journal on European perspectives of the Western Balkans
published pages: 17-39, ISSN: 1855-7694, DOI:
European perspectives: journal on European perspectives of the Western Balkans vol. 8, no. 2 2019-04-03
2018 Rok Zupančič
What to do with (the North of) Kosovo? The policy recommendations for the EU
published pages: 14-18, ISSN: 2421-8111, DOI:
In Depth vol. 15, no. 4 2019-04-03

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