The Prishtina School of Politics has been founded in 2003 as a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and a group of Kosovan young activists, with the goal of promoting a new political culture and social life based on common values – tolerance and open dialogue. The aim of the founders has been: promoting the creation of a political leaders emerging from grassroots level in Kosovo as the basic idea on which the organisation operates. Upon successful completion of two subsequent generations of School of Politics, the Council of Europe supported its establishment as a Kosovan non-profit and non-party organisation called the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. PIPS took over the implementation of this project in 2004 registered as a foundation, part of the Council of Europe's Network of Schools for Political Studies.
During its nine generations, the Prishtina School of Politics, PIPS's flagship programme, has trained over 200 young people coming from various areas of activity. The School of Politics has organised over 30 national seminars, held in several countries in the region, as well as dozens of conferences and roundtables, in Prishtina, and since 2006, is involved in the Summer University for Democracy held in Strasbourg, France.