It is difficult today to meet someone from Kosovo in Brussels, in EU related events in Prishtina or somewhere else, who did not pass through the European Integration School. Most of them have finished different universities across Europe, specializing in EU affairs. But they still consider the experience from the European Integration School as a valuable experience that helps them do a better job wherever they work. I meet them all the time in Brussels—groups of Kosovo journalists visiting Brussels, Ministry of European Integration officials coming for meetings with the European Commission, delegations of Kosovo Customs, of Ministry of Agriculture, state prosecution and other institutions who participate in meetings with their peers in the EU. This is the best proof of how much KCSF contributed to Kosovo’s development and democratization, as well as to the overall growth and development of both the civil society sector and the state institutions.

-Augustin Palokaj
International correspondent to many media