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Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations

National Network: 
Albania
Address: 
P.O.Box 8347
Bulv “Zogu I”, Pall.12 katesh (prane ZP)
Tirana
Albania
Telephone: 
+355 2235624
E-Mail (2): 
E-Mail (3): 
Mobile Phone: 
00355 69 21 62 941
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2007
General Information: 

1. The Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilization has the following organizational scheme: President, Board of Directors, Executive Director, Project Manager, Coordinators. Total nr. of staff employed is 5. 2. AFLTC budget is based on different projects. The annual turnover is approximately 20.000 Euro. 3. Funds, grants, donations offered in a transparent way from domestic and foreign private entities, by Albanian local or central government, foreign counterparts. 4. Projects, Seminars, trainings, workshops, round-tables, researches, publications. 5. Robert Schuman Foundation, Sorros Foundation, Emmbassy of Kingdom of Spain in Albania, Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Albanian Ministry of Science and Education.

Mission and Objectives: 

A fundamental part of “AFALC”’s goal is to highlight the Albanian heritage, the harmonious co– habitation among various religious communities, the identification and presentation to the public of problems, in the global context of relations between the world of Islam and the Western worldAFALC acts in accordance with the main principles of the Alliance of Civilisation of United Nations. Emigration, Youth, Education and Media are four main priority fields of the activity. The target of AFALC activity is opinion and policy – making through the following elements: - Devising adequate scenarios and drafting policies over inter – religious and inter – cultural dialogue. - Building up/joining/formalising groups of interest, at home and abroad, aimed at respecting the human rights and fundamental fredoms, on cross-religious, cross-cultural and inter-ethnic leve, in support of secularity as well. - Exposing the stereotypes and contradictions in debates between the world of Islam and the Western world. - Creating the frames for a successful alternative co-habitation, politically desirable and practically achieveable, based on the Albanian model. - Bringing together high state leaders, experts, civil society from Albania and various foreign countries, in order to build up strategies and implementation plans to overcome the prejudices and to exchange perceptions, wherever they prove to be wrong. - Encouraging the promotion of a new generation of politicians with a cultural background, communication skills and solid international bonds, who would work on a well – informed, fair and peaceful society. - Establishment of partnerships with other similar organizations on regional and world scale, as well as with prestigious educational institutions, in terms of drafting educational programs for the youth, which should serve as catalysts for social change. - Facilitation/mediation in the “ Euroislamic” dialogue on the region and Europe. - Re-approachment of various representatives of religious communites, on the basis of the Albanian model.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The main projects are the following: -Preparation and implementation of Albanian National Strategy in the framework of two years Plan of the “Alliance of Civilization”- in accordance with Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires -Historical relations between Albanian and Europe and its EU integration Perspective –Ministry of Science and Education -Identifying of Roma children minority that are not attending the obligatory education – Sorros Foundation Strengthen of managing capacity of roma business through fiscal assistance- Sorros Foundation The main activities are the following: -Seminar on Migration issues “Integration of Emigrants – A Common Challenge”- -Seminar: The Alliance of Civilization and the New Global Order

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Ms. Erjola Shaka
Job Title: 
Head of Network
Head of the organisation: 
Ms. Erjola Shaka