ألبانيا

"Sphinx" Association of Albanian Egyptian Minority, for Development and Integration

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Str: Irfan Tomini, godina Nr 26, prane kopeshtit Nr 45, Selite, Tirane - Albania
Str: Irfan Tomini, P,10/2, shk 2, Ap 20, Tirane - Albania
Tirane
ألبانيا

Telephone
00355(0) 0692402669
Telephone (other)
0683939215
E-Mail
egyptiansalb@yahoo.com
E-Mail (2)
shoqatasfinksi@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
arjanlile@hotmail.com
Mobile Phone
00355(0) 0692402669
Mobile Phone (other)
0683939215
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Others
  8. Research
  9. Youth and education
General Information
We're extended in all over Albania, with 10 branches, our ancient community count near 320.000 people. Our community and their problematic:  Not yet recognized by constitute, only some "specific politics" is suffering social exclusion, hate of speech, stigma of prejudice, and discrimination. Our national day is on 24/06/ of every year. These minority you can find also in all over Balkan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, etc.
Mission and Objectives

Our Mission is: training of poor people to raise their voice, combating discrimination, building capacities of our staff, and volunteers, to promote our culture, our values and contribute, our professions, history, advocacy for education, job, etc.

Main Projects / Activities

UNFPA,  UNDP, CHURCHES, VOLONTIERS, MUNICIPALITY 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

delivering contributions, being in front of problematics 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Yes, I want 

Contact (1) Full Name
Arjan
Job Title
Chairman
Head of the organisation
Arjan Lile, Chairman
Contact (2) Full Name
Elton
Job Title (2)
secretary
Culture
Youth

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ACFD

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Rr. Loni Ligori, Kompleksi ILAD, Kulla 3, Ap.10
1001
Tirana
ألبانيا

Telephone
n/a
E-Mail
infoacfdalbania@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+355 (0) 693181508
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2017
Fields of Activity
  1. Gender
  2. Heritage
  3. Human rights
  4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Others
  8. Religion
  9. Research
  10. Youth and education
General Information

-Organization structure: ACFD is directed by a Board of Directors with 5 persons: 1 (one) chairman and 4 (four) members, which are professionals in different sectors health sector, NGO, etc. Executive director (1 person), Finance officer (1 person), project coordinator (1 person) and over 30 volunteers. ACFD is backed by very professional staff who have served for many years different social groups with integrity, commitment and strong work ethics. -Annual revenues 15.000 Euro -Source of Funding: National and International Agencies, Government Authorities -Modalities: conferences, trainings, studies, researches, workshops, exhibitions, roundtables, monitoring, social and legal services to vulnerable groups; - Main partners: municipalities, local NGOs, different faculties in public and private Universities, business sector, media sector, informal groups, networks;

Mission and Objectives

Vision: For a healthy and empowered family of equal members! Mission: To provide a better future for families through the development of programs in the field of health, wellbeing and safety of life, positive parenting, development of skills adapted to labour market, family entrepreneurship and provision of specific psycho-social and legal services in support and in the interest of the Albanian family. Our objectives are to contribute to Economic and Social Empowerment of the Families; Health and Wellbeing; Positive Parenting and Education of Children; Gender Equality, Diversity and Non-Discrimination; Youth and Volunteering;

Main Projects / Activities

Some of our main projects are: 1. The project ‘Awareness Raising and Promotion activities under Five International Days'', aimed to contribute to civil society, vulnerable groups, business, religious community etc through organizing different awareness raising activities under Five International Days implemented in Tirana during the period December 2017 – December 2018. This project is supported by Heath Pharma Solution Albania and Vitabiotics Albania. 2. The project ‘Be my Family!’ aimed to increase the knowledge and level of information of community areas in Tirana local units, social local staff, child protection units, through informing and awareness sessions and continuous assistance to make them soft skilled to work with community mobilization as foster families; To increase the sensitivity of the community by raising awareness on foster care’s importance to endangered children and by establishing a positive and practical model of community involvement in this service; This project is implemented during January – June 2019 and supported by Children SOS Villages Albania 3. National training and conference titled “Values of supplements and vitamins according physic ability, disfunctions or life styles’ supported by Heath Pharma Solution Albania and Vitabiotics Albania. 140 health sector professionals took part in this activity. 4. Project ‘The mystery of Albanian cultural heritage through Puzzle game experience’ is implemented during March – June 2021 and supported by the Ministry of Culture in Albania. This project aimed to promote cultural and historical heritage to children through digital exploration and puzzle games. Also, it is oriented with the aim to knowledge, maintain and transmit Albanian culture and its values innovatively and practically.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

- To offer its expertise, experience, recommendations to ALF meetings; - To promote ALF’s mission and focus to other local NGOs non partner of ALF; - To organize different events on diversity and intercultural dialogue, capacity building training on other thematic areas - to contribute to increasing the capacity of family members (with priority marginalized families) in social and economic terms - to contribute to capacity building, awareness and information to family members about the care and importance of having an effective health and well-being.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

To build new bridges of cooperation with new local NGOs and partners in the EURO-MED. To share experiences and positive models; To join projects on intercultural dialogue. To have a deep understating of cultures in EUROMED zones

Contact (1) Full Name
Eranda Ndregjoni
Job Title
Executive director
Head of the organisation
Eranda Ndregjoni

Active Mobility

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Sami Frasheri Str.
Tirana
ألبانيا

Telephone
+355 68 274 8148
E-Mail
activemobilityalbania@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
iden.petraj@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2023
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
General Information

We are Active Mobility established in January 2023 in Albania aiming for a greener, more inclusive Albania where everyone, regardless of their background, can access and afford sustainable transportation, leading the way to healthier communities and a healthier planet. Our organizational Scheme consists of Board of Directors (BoD) which is a small group of fundamental members who helped start our NGO providing oversight and strategic direction. While directly under hierarchy lies the role of executive director which manages the day-to-day operations of the organisation. Our NGO holds its activities due to integration and well-functioning of 4 small departments like program implementation, administration and finance, program coordinators and our team of volunteers. Lastly, the Advisory Committee provides guidance across the organization. Taken the fact that we are a newly created and small NGO, most of our work is conducted by part time employees or contract based. The latter is the case of most our external experts we have contracted so far. We are a small team of three employees and a large number of volunteers. Our key employee is Iden Petraj which holds the title of Bike Mayor of Tirana and is one of the leading forces in the city promoting sustainable transportation. With over a decade of experience in managing green mobility projects, her most significant contribution lies in her innovative efforts in environmental issues with Active Mobility and the Municipality of Tirana. Her endeavors, including organizing the city's largest bicycle festival, implementing awareness campaigns, and involvement in projects like Donate a Bike, Street for Kids, Recycle a Bike, Cycling to School, Kindergarten Bike project, and Bike city talks have significantly transformed Tirana into a more ecological city with a stronger culture of bicycle use. Iden leads the major cyclist communities in Tirana, Cyclists of Tirana. Our national and international partners are working in the field of environmental protection, vocational training, and learning out of traditional settings. Our sources of funding have been national and international mainly deriving from governmental bodies like Municipality of Tirana, Ministry of Environment and European Union; our donors have assisted us in concrete projects. We have detailed the budget for each projects we have received assistance in the section below of Main Projects/Activities.

Mission and Objectives

Active Mobility's mission is to promote and revitalize the culture of cycling in Albania by enhancing cycling safety awareness and developing efficient infrastructure. Through our initiatives, we aim to empower individuals, especially the youth, to embrace sustainable transportation, ensuring gender equality, promoting public health, and paving the way for environmentally conscious urban mobility. We aim making cycling affordable and accessible for all, especially vulnerable groups. Our objectives include: 1. Promote Cycling Safety Awareness: Educate the community, especially the youth, on the importance of road safety for cyclists through regular workshops, collaborations with local authorities for school curriculums, and public media campaigns. 2. Develop Efficient Cycling Infrastructure: Collaborate with urban planners and municipalities to create safe and accessible cycling lanes. Advocate for budget allocation by local governments and engage with community stakeholders for feedback. 3. Ensure Gender Equity in Cycling: Address social barriers and safety concerns for women and girls by organizing targeted cycling events, hosting forums to challenge social norms, and partnering with women's rights organizations.

Main Projects / Activities

The projects and activities undertaken in the area of Green Mobility and Mobility/Sports in Tirana are diverse and impactful. The "Green trail/Shtegu i Gjelbert 2023", funded by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, was a significant endeavor lasting 32 days with a budget of ALL 4.195.000, and it has already concluded. Similarly, "Bike Fest Tirana 2023", sponsored by the Tirana Municipality for a single day with a budget of ALL 140.000, has ended. Another notable event was the "Java Europiane e Sportit" (European Week of Sports), a week-long event funded by the Tirana Municipality with an impressive budget of ALL 110.000.000, which has also concluded. "European Mobility Week", another week-long initiative, had the support of the Tirana Municipality and a budget of EUR 5.000, and it too has concluded. In contrast, some projects are ongoing, such as "EduMove: Boosting green mobility in peripheral Tirana", backed by the European Science Foundation (European Union) for 12 months with a funding of EUR 32.000, and "Cyclistforbundet", supported by the Western Balkan Fund (European Union) for a month with EUR 4.000. These projects collectively contribute to enhancing green mobility, sports participation and environmental protection in Tirana and Albania as a whole.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As an organization active in environmental protection and mobility in Albania, we can contribute to the Anna Lindh Foundation Network by promoting sustainable environmental practices and green mobility. Our expertise in environmental protection could be vital in fostering dialogue and collaboration on ecological issues within the Euro-Mediterranean region. We can engage in cross-cultural projects, share our knowledge and experiences in environmental sustainability, and collaborate with other organizations in the network to enhance awareness and action towards environmental conservation. Our work in Albania can serve as a model for other countries in the region, thereby contributing to the Foundation's goal of promoting intercultural and environmental understanding.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Joining the Anna Lindh Foundation Network is a valuable opportunity to connect with a diverse community committed to fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding across the Euro-Mediterranean region. By becoming a part of this network, we can access resources, expertise, and partnerships that enhance organization's impact in promoting environmental protection and sustainable practices. It also offers a platform for sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices with like-minded organizations and individuals. This collaboration can lead to innovative projects and initiatives that further your goals and contribute to the broader objectives of cultural exchange and mutual understanding within the region.

Contact (1) Full Name
Iden Petraj
Job Title
Project Manager
Head of the organisation
Enea Halili

AKS

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Lagja nr 2 ish Grumbullimi
42
3401
Librazhd
ألبانيا

Telephone
355696616678
E-Mail
aks.shoqata@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
aks.shoqata@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
aks.shoqata@gmail.com
E-Mail (4)
aks.shoqata@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1998
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

AKS is an organization created in March 1998 and registered according to national legislation in the Tirana Judicial District Court and tax offices. The Management Board is the highest decision-making body of the organization and consists of 3 members with equal voting rights. The Executive Director is the person who legally represents the organization. AKS has a small staff consisting of 3 people, but with extensive experience and expertise in the civil society sector. Also, 2 advisors (1 each in the legal and cultural fields) offer their pro-bono services. 5 volunteers are engaged in the activities of the organization. For 2022, the organization did not receive financial support from donors for projects. Currently, AKS has no projects in implementation. Main partners: Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Librazhd and Prrenjas.

Mission and Objectives

Association AKS is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organization that works to protect cultural heritage, to protect the rights of artists and to develop intercultural dialogue.

Mission: AKS is committed to active citizenship in the shaping of the living environment by promoting real community organization, democratization of institutions and enrichment of cultural life.

Main Projects / Activities

Areas of work AKS • Works for the promotion of cultural heritage, increasing the level of cultural information. AKS has become one of the organizations with credibility and most trusted by citizens in Librazhd. AKS is seen as one of the organizations that has managed to arouse the criticism of citizens in Librazhd, to mobilize citizens, journalists and other actors, and to have an impact on various developments at all levels. AKS has managed to have an impact even on the processes for which it is thought that citizens cannot advance public interests, including cultural heritage or local transparency. 1. Deepening of commitment, with a focus on Librazhd and Prrenjas. 2. Better understanding and advocacy about the needs and alternatives for improving the quality of life of citizens. 3. Interaction with institutions in order to ensure healthy relations between citizens and institutions. 4. Increasing impact through effective communication with different groups/communities to transmit the cultural message. 1998: Albanian women in the clutches of prostitution, supported by the Soros Foundation 1999: Creation of cultured environments in schools, supported by REC 2001: Rehabilitation of the 8-year school, Mirakë-Plane (Librazhd) supported by MCI/USAID 2002: Days of friendship between cross-border NGOs supported by OSFA 2007: Voto Natyren, project supported and implemented with the group "Ekolevizja" 2000 onwards: Publication of the newspaper "Librazhdi" 2017 Project: "Citizens, the pillar of good governance", supported by AMSHC. 2017 Project: "To keep the fire of the cultural heritage of Shkumbin valley polyphony burning, for the new generation", supported by the Ministry of Culture 2018 Project: "Together for the protection of cultural heritage to the new generation", supported by the Ministry of Culture. 2019 Shkumbin Valley Polyphony Festival. 3rd edition, supported by the Ministry of Culture. 2019 Partner with the organization "Center for Bridging Communities" in the Project: Together with the community, against violent extremism in the Municipality of Librazhd and Prrenja, supported by "Divided Past Joint Future" 2021 Project: "Heritage, education, innovation" supported by the Ministry of Culture How can you contribute to the Network in your country? AKS has a staff with great experience and expertise in the civil society sector. The Executive Director has 24 years of experience working for cultural NGOs, legal advisors, program managers, project coordinators, administrators. He has a lot of experience working in the cultural field not only in terms of project management, research, legal expertise, but also working in direct contact with vulnerable groups (mainly women and girls), in organizing and carrying out meetings with the community in city and rural. areas. Having worked for a long time for cultural organizations, AKS staff are very familiar with the challenges facing cultural heritage in Albania. AKS can contribute to the network by sharing with other members the expertise gained from working on cultural issues and by bringing staff experience to strategies for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage. Why do you want to join the ALF Network? AKS wants to join the ALF Network because it is a dynamic network and a good opportunity to connect with other professionals and NGOs, to exchange information and experiences and hopefully implement joint initiatives.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

AKS has a staff with great experience and expertise in the civil society sector. The Executive Director has 24 years of experience working for cultural NGOs, legal advisors, program managers, project coordinators, administrators. He has a lot of experience working in the cultural field not only in terms of project management, research, legal expertise, but also working in direct contact with vulnerable groups (mainly women and girls), in organizing and carrying out meetings with the community in city and rural. areas. Having worked for a long time for cultural organizations, AKS staff are very familiar with the challenges facing cultural heritage in Albania. AKS can contribute to the network by sharing with other members the expertise gained from working on cultural issues and by bringing staff experience to strategies for the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

AKS wants to join the ALF Network because it is a dynamic network and a good opportunity to connect with other professionals and NGOs, to exchange information and experiences and hopefully implement joint initiatives.

Contact (1) Full Name
Haxhi Balliu
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Haxhi Balliu

Albania

الصورة
Albania

The national Network of Anna Lindh Foundation in Albania was established in 2008 with the purpose of contributing to the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Med region. Albania shares Mediterranean identity and values, which include promotion of peace, tolerance and dialogue between cultures.

The ALF Network in Albania is composed of 76 member organizations based in different regions and districts of Albania. The members of the national Network come from different backgrounds and have expertise in several sectors including human rights, arts, democracy and community development, gender, heritage, media, international/cultural relations, research, youth and education, environment/sustainable development and religious studies.

The key strength of the Albanian network is the variety of members, disciplines, sectors and areas of expertise that creates a rich structure capable of sharing best practices and experience within our national Network, and with Networks of other countries. However, the CSOs face challenges in terms of funding and extending partnerships within the Euro-Med region.

The Network priority areas for development in the Euro-Med level include: capacity development in the field of Intercultural Dialogue; extended partnerships at Euro-Med level especially with the Southern partners of the Mediterranean; support for democracy and community development; support for cultural and educational exchanges and initiatives for youth engagement and activism.

الخلفية التاريخية لشبكتك

The national Network in Albania joined the Anna LindhEuro-MediterraneanFoundation in 2008, approximately 14 years ago. The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs initially appointed the Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations (AFALC) as the first Head of Network and its mandate was renewed in 2010.

The AFALC is a non-governmental organization created in July 17, 2007. Together with other similar initiatives worldwide, the AFALC responds to the broad consensus among nations, cultures and religious beliefs that all societies are inter-dependent in their endeavours for development, security and economic prosperity.

In February 2020, the AFALC was replaced as Head of Network by the Albanian Media Institute, appointed for three years. 

الحوار بين الثقافات في بلدك

The Republic of Albania ratified the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity on 17.11.2006 and since then, the Ministry of Culture of Albania and its public institutions have undertaken policies and plans to implement the obligations deriving from the Convention.

In broad terms, the main objective has been to  strengthen the role of culture in the policies and programmes compiled by the Ministry of Culture of Albania (MoC), which is the main institution responsible for implementing the Convention by strengthening the contribution of culture to sustainable development and increasing collaboration with other countries in the cultural dimension. At the same time, intercultural dialogue is being promoted through  the implementation of different  projects, awareness-raising activities and exchanges of good practices.

The MoC has increased its efforts to support the flourishing of cultural expressions according the principles of Article 2 of the Convention by:

  • establishing a yearly grant for financing of cultural activities
  • introducing schemes to promote artistic creativity
  • increasing international cooperation and intensifying cultural exchanges
  • creating the necessary conditions to preserve and transmit cultural expressions to future generations
  • involving the civil society and especially the youth in all cultural policy and legal framework debates
  • intensifying interministerial cooperation
  • supporting digitization of cultural expressions and their bearers
  • initiating and participating in exchange and artists-in-residence programs, as well as participating in EU related programs
  • increasing collaboration with the local government
  • increasing fund raising efforts and foreign investments

In addition to the government’s actions, attention to intercultural dialogue has also been given by civil society organizations, including members of our Network. These organizations have designed and implemented projects that lead young people on the path towards reconciliation and regional cooperation by using intercultural learning competences and non-violent communication. For example, IRCA has worked for several years to document cultural heritage in Albania and organized 34 open lectures and sessions in universities and schools, educating on intercultural dialogue and Roma Culture. Furthermore,RYCO is a supportive network for promoting cultural dialogue in Albania and its neighbours at the regional level.

To sum up, the intercultural and religious dialogue in Albania is reflected in the national Network and will be promoted throughout.

Albanian Center for Oriental Studies (A.C.F.O.S.)

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

"Bardhyl" Str., Pll. 13/A, Sh. 2, Ap. 5, Tirana-Albania
Tirana
ألبانيا

Telephone
+355 4 234 42 14
E-Mail
acfos_albania@yahoo.com
E-Mail (2)
azemxheladini@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+355 69 24 76 219
Mobile Phone (other)
+355 67 65 33 028
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Religion
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information

Albanian Center for Oriental Studies (ACFOS-Albania) is founded at the beginning of 2007, in Tirana, Albania. The aim to open this organization (NGO) in Albania was the need and missing of such studying field in Albania, and for that reason is considered the first and the only organization in Albania which is working in giving a contribution about Oriental Studies. The long history of links between Albanians and the Orient, notably the Islamic Orient, since before the domination of Ottoman State in Albania (for about 5 centuries), also under the Ottoman domination, and even after the detachment of Albania from the Ottoman State and the Orient in general, display for a large connection with the Orient. The same aim is even for the Albanian Center for Oriental Studies, to enable the cultural links between Albanians and the Orient. A large importance in this aspect we have given to the Albanians living and working in the Orient, known as Arnaouts. In the name of this Center we have offered and promoted many Albanian personalities from the Albanian lands (Albania, Kosova and Macedonia), also we have presented many Albanians (Arnaouts) who live and work in Oriental countries, such as the famous worldwide well-known personalities which has given many contributions in the field of Oriental Studies, but also scholars of linguistics, history, literature, scholars of the Balkans region, Albanians who live or study in Oriental countries, scholars of Orient-Occident relations and the role of Albania etc.

About the achievements of this center, from 2007 till now, we can rank some contributions, publications, activities, seminars, representations etc.: 1. Official opening of Albanian Center for Oriental Studies (ACFOS-Albania), Tirana 2007 2. Translation and publishing of some books from the oriental literature, mainly from Arabic, translated into Albanian language (since 2009) 3. Publishing of the yearly cultural and scientific journal “URA” (the Bridge), a journal dealing with Oriental Studies, since second half of 2008 4. Member of ALF (Anna Lindh Foundation), since 2009 5. Attending in ALF Forum 2010, Barcelona, Spain 6. Contributor in World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development activity, May 21, 2011, organized by ALF Albanian National Head of Network, AFALC, Tirana, Albania 7. First exhibition about Oriental manuscripts and documents by the orientalist Ermal Bega, executive director of Acfos Albania, November 2011 8. Attending the 2nd Alexandria Education Convention, Alexandria, Egypt, December 2012, organized by ALF 9. Attending the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum, Marseille, April 2013 10. Participant at the national book fair in Tirana, Albania, since 2008 11. Presenting our works in many newspapers, magazines and TVs in Albania, Kosova, North Macedonia, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, USA etc.

Mission and Objectives

 

1. Doing studies on connections of the Albanians with Oriental countries and make closely connections with Albanians who live or work in Oriental countries 2. To do connections with different centers, institutes and organizations inside and outside Albania, who have the same activity with our organization 3. To open the Albanian Institute for Oriental Studies 4. Contacting with people from the Mediterranean region who work on oriental studies field 5. Organizing some seminars, conferences, symposiums and promotions on the relation of Albanian and Albanian with the Arab countries in the south of the Mediterranean In the following years, for 2024-2027, Albanian Center for Oriental Studies (ACFOS-Albania) is planning to have some activities as mentioned below: 1. Publishing some new books from the Arabic and Turkish literature (Oriental literature – including essays, novels, poems etc.) 2. Publishing of the new issues of the “URA”, cultural-scientific journal for Oriental Studies 3. Will organize trainings and work-shops about the importance of Oriental languages and literature in Albanian and among Albanians 4. Will organize seminars and debates with scholars and officials about the preservation of the Oriental heritage in Albania and among Albanians 5. Opening of a cultural language center to learn Arabic and Turkish languages for different students, etc. As for all the above-mentioned, we are asking from the interested parts (foundations, donators, organizations, cultural centers, institutions etc.) to contribute with donations for our organization, where everything will be open and declared in detail.

Main Projects / Activities

1. Publishing of our Center’s magazine, called "URA" - "The Bridge", which goal is to be like a "Bridge" between Orient (East) and Occident (West) by means of Cultural partnerships. 2. As soon as possible the first exhibition on the personal oriental manuscripts, by the Orientalist Ermal Bega in Tirana-Albania 3. Some seminars and conferences on Oriental Studies in Albania 4. Publishing some books in Albania on Oriental Studies 5. Organization of some cultural trips in Albania and abroad to know more about the impact of Orient & Islam in Albania.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ermal Bega
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Ermal Bega (Executive Director)
Contact (2) Full Name
Azem Xheladini

Albanian Club Via Egnatia

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Rruga Riza Cerova Nr 26
Rruga e Dibres Nr 126
Tirana
ألبانيا

Telephone
00355 682032160
E-Mail
alclubviaegnatia@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
buki_reci@hotmail.com
Mobile Phone
00355 682032160
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Heritage
  4. International/Cultural relations
General Information

We are brand New Organisation wich is trying to grow everyday recruiting people tha are interested in Promoting Cultural&Natural Heritage trying to put in evidence what is an Historical&Environmental interes for the Public.Our main aim is to Promote such interests for a Sustainable Tourism&Economy.

Mission and Objectives

The Mission of A.C.V.E. is to Promote the Cultural,Hitorical&Environmental Tourism in Albania through sensibilisation and activitties that in their own aim has the developpment of backwarded Rural areas through sustainable Tourism and creating economy&jobs.

Main Projects / Activities

Published a Travel Book..The Antique Via EGNATIA...History,Events&Atractions.....Cultural&Environmental. Runing through History&Nature on Old Roman Route Via Egnatia in contact with Nature and hundreds years old Olive Trees

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Through information and sensibilisation of attractions that offers my Country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We share the same principals and aim...Sustainable Economy and Sustainable Tourism

Contact (1) Full Name
Bukurosh Reci
Job Title
Freelancer..Touristic Promoter
Head of the organisation
Bukurosh Reci

ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

ALBANIAN MEDIA INSTITUTE
RRUGA GJIN BUE SHPATA, NR 8
1019
TIRANA
ألبانيا

Telephone
+355 42 22 98 00
Fax
+ 355 42 229800
E-Mail
rlani@institutemedia.org
E-Mail (2)
info@institutemedia.org
Mobile Phone
+355 68 20 23 952
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1996
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
  2. Media
  3. Research
General Information

The Albanian Media Institute (AMI)is the main organization of media development and media freedom in Albania. The AMIwas established in 1996, thanks to the grant provided by DANIDA and the assistance of the Danish School of Journalism. Now, the AMIis one of the main actors of civil society in Albania and one of most important media development institutions in the Balkan region. It was established based on an agreement between the two largest journalist associations in Albania and is open to all journalists in the country. The professional staff of the organization consists of 7 people (director, researcher, project coordinators, IT expert, financial manager) and has the appropriate premises and necessary equipment for implementing its projects. Each year, the AMIimplements between 15-20 projects. For more information on our projects you can refer to www.institutemedia.org.

AMI's activities are focused on training, media research and monitoring, media policy actions and publications. The AMI's donors include the European Union (EU), the Soros Foundation, UNESCO, the American Embassy in Tirana, the Council of Europe (CoE), the British Embassy in Tirana, IFEX, IREX, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the media program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Norwegian Embassy. Today, the AMIis a member of several international organizations, such as IFEX, the EJTA, the World Association of Newspapers, the Reporting Diversity Network, the Global Forum for Media Development, SEENPM and SEEM.

Mission and Objectives

The missions of AMIare:

  • to become a training centre for the journalists of Albania
  • to coordinate and support the activities related to the training of journalists and the overall development of media in Albania
  • to undertake studies and projects in support of the development of the free and independent Albanian media
  • to establish relations with similar foreign and international organizations and to participate in the legislative processes in the field of media
Main Projects / Activities

Recent  project reference list (2018-2019) Towards Improved Labour Relations and Proffessionalism in Albanian Media /EU Commission National consultation on MIL Policy and strategyin CIMU SEE/SEENPM UNESCO project Media Literacy Project/EU –Media Centar Sarajevo Project Countering Violent Extremism and Religious Radicalism/USAID ANTARC Project Revising Albania Code of Ethics/CoE Project Albanian Media Scheme versus European Standards/Dutch Embassy project Media Sustanability Index report/IREX project 2019 Fostering Proffesional Media reporting SEENPM/NED Transitions Project Soft Censorship dhe Crisis of Trust/Soros Foundation project Mapping Local Media in Albania/FES Project  A Re-Examination of relationships Between Media and Democracy in Post Truth Era in the New Democracies/KAS Project Strengthening the Role of the Independent Media in the Justice Reform Process in Albania/Norwegian Embassy -Partners Project Promoting Media Information Literacy and Strengthening Independent Media in Western Balkans/Albany Project Improvement of media coverage of children in electronic media and media literacy/Audiovisual Media Authority Project

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We have a valuable experience in the fileds of Reporting Diversity, Countering Violent Extremism, Reporting Culture etc. which can help other members of the network in Albania. We have also a wide range of contacts outside of Albania, which can be with interest for other members. We bring the media angle, which is very important not only for us, but for all.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

First its' widen our networkig, very important for AMI. Second, it helps us with knowing the best practices, but also challenges in other countries. Third, it creates an oportunity for us to share our experiences.

معلومات إضافية
Contact (1) Full Name
Remzi Lani
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
REMZI LANI
Contact (2) Full Name
Dorentina Hysa
Job Title (2)
Network Coordinator

Albanian Socio Economic Think Tank - ASET

National Network
ألبانيا
Address

Rr Dibres, P 487
Tirana
ألبانيا

Telephone
++355 4 2258171
Fax
++355 4 2258171
E-Mail
info@aset-al.com
E-Mail (2)
fmema@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone
++355 69 20 95 495
Mobile Phone (other)
++355 69 20 73 732
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. Research
General Information

ASET Albanian Socio Economic Think Tank, set up in 1999 as a Non-Profit Organization, is a think-tank that undertakes programmes, projects, and consultancy, publishing and training activities related to economic and social development. ASET represents an alternative to offer the proper expertise on the issues related to stimulation of the improvement of the whole economic and social mechanism, by extending the consciousness of the different levels of the society in this process.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to provide objective economic analysis and to promote constructive solutions to the challenges of transition, reform, integration and development in order to improve the socio-economic well-being of societies. Objectives The focus of ASET is addressing acute problems encountered in the course of development during transition, with a particular attention on economic progress and social welfare, namely: • Sustainable economic growth; • Advanced banking and financial sector; • Developed private sector, especially SME-s; • Improved legislative framework, from drafting to implementation; • Better-quality health and education services; • Social care and welfare; • Functional infrastructure; • Urban and rural development; • Protected environment; • Recognized country cultural and tourism attraction; • More efficient & transparent government practices; • Coordinated and shared authority from central to local government; • Increased participatory role of stakeholders in drafting, implementing, and monitoring public policies.

Main Projects / Activities

1. Project Title: Environmental Impact Assessment for Exploratory Drilling, Onshore Panaja Block, Albania INA-Naftaplin September 2000

2. Project Title: Designing and implementing a MADA baseline survey and collected data analysis accomplishment, Client Name: Mountain Areas Development Agency, 2001.

3. Project Title: Environmental Impact Assessment for Exploratory Drilling, Palokastra-1 Well, Block 4 Onshore Albania OMV-Albania April 2002

4. Project Title: labor markets salary survey design and implementation in Albania, Client Name: Albanian government (Department of Public Administration) and World Bank. 2002

5. Project Title: Economic policies for Tirana district development, Client Name: Ministry of Economy, 2002

6. Project Title: Holding a public debate on improving relations between public administration and the business community, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2002.

7. Project Title: principles of market economy projects, Client Name: US-Embassy, 2003.

8. Project Title: The statistical system and its principal indicators in Albania, Client Name: GTZ, 2003.

9. Project Title: sectorial studies – fuel retail and wholesale in Albania, Client Name: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED), 2003.

10. Project Title: Consumer panel survey, Client Name: COCA – COLA Italy & Alpine Division.2003.

11. Project Title: Financial survey elaboration on companies and budgetary institutions depending on the ministry of agriculture and food, Client Name: Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 2003.

12. Project Title: Environmental Impact Assessment for Exploratory Drilling, Kanina-1 Well, Block 5 Onshore Albania OMV-Albania January 2003

13. Project Title: Encouragement and sensibilization of business community participation in the anticorruption initiatives, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2004.

14. Project Title: An estimating survey on the level of receivables financing need of Albania, Client Name: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development – SEED, 2004.

15. Project Title: Albania: savings, credit and investments in north eastern mountainous areas, Client Name: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 2005.

16. Project Title: Competitive company advantages in Albanian industry: present situation and politics’ influence in their future development, Client Name: Global Development Network (GDN), 2005.

17. Project Title: Beneficiary assessment survey design and implementation, Client Name: International Development Association and Ministry of Finance, 2005.

18. Project Title: Enhancing relationships between NGO-s and Vlore municipality, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2005.

19. Project Title: Regional integration and metropolitan development in southeastern Europe (Thessalonica, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana), Client Name: European Commission INTERREG III B CADSES Program Project

20. Project Title: Marketing distribution ltd – illustrative company profile, Client Name: Marketing Distribution Ltd 2005

21. Project Title: Training sme-s on legal and fiscal aspects, Client Name: Financial Rural Fond, 2005.

22. Project Title: The transforming potential of e-government in Albania, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2005.

23. Project Title: sectorial studies – refrigeratory capacities in Albania, Client Name: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development (SEED), 2005.

24. Project Title: Harmonization of social and educational policies, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2006.

25. Project Title: Market study – furniture capacities in Albania, Client Name: EBRD Business Advisory Services (BAS) Programme for Albania, SERENA FURNITURE (Albanian Company, 2006.

26. Project Title: Regional report elaboration establishing a regional and national client profile for migrant service centre in Western Balkan countries, Client Name: IOM, Tirana, 2006.

27. Project Title: Brain drain in south–eastern Europe: Albanian case, Client Name: UNESCO-CEPES Romania, 2006.

28. Project Title: Survey on local fees and taxes business operating in Albania, Client Name: Southeast Europe Enterprise Development – SEED, 2006.

29. Project Title: Strengthening understanding of gender dimensions in the labour market–institutional diagnostic, Client Name: Development & Training Services, Inc. and USAID/Albania, 2007.

30. Project Title: accessing information concerning women and elections advocacy support, Client Name: UNIFEM, 2008.

31. Project Title: improving public expenditure effectiveness in the healthcare sector (Case of Albania), Client Name: The Brookings Institution, 2007.

32. Project Title: recycling linkages – technical assistance to government, Client Name: IFC – International Finance Corporation PEP-Southeast Europe, 2007.

33. Project Title: action plan for albpaper company, Client Name: EBRD Business Advisory Services (BAS) Programme for Albania, AlbPaper Company, 2008.

34. Project Title: skills survey to identifying emerging occupations in Kukes and Shkoder regions, Client Name: IOM, Tirana, 2008.

35. Project Title: public perception regarding women participation in elections in Albania, Client Name: UNIFEM, 2009.

36. Project Title: Business Needs Survey in Kukes, Client Name: USAID Local Governnance Programme in Albania; July - September 2008

37. Project Title: Albania – growth and poverty reduction strategy (GPRS), Client Name: Government of Albania, 2009

38. Project Title: Annual 2009 working plan, approved by MOLSAEO and UNICEF, Client Name: UNICEF, 2009.

39. Project Title: Business Needs Survey in Fieri, Client Name: USAID Local Governnance Programme in Albania; July - September 2009

40. Project Title: beneficiary assessment on the mid-term review of project ii (CWP 2) (MTR), community works, Client Name: World Bank via ADF – Albanian Development Fund 2009

41. Project Title: Business migration and socio –economic impact, Client Name: Friedrich Ebert Foundation Tirana, 2009

42. Project Title: Butrinti human activity survey report (Butrinti national park management plan, Client Name: WB, 2009.

43. Project Title: Good governance: transport and infrastructure public policy monitoring, Client Name: SOROS Foundation, 2009.

44. Project Title: DHP social impact assessment, Client Name: Devolli Hydro Power 2009-2010

45. Project Title: Competitive company advantages in Albanian industry: present situation and politics’ influence in their future, in collaboration with American University USA. Client Name: University of Delaware, USA, 2010.

46. Project Title: Off-Grid generation Survey – Clean development mechanism CDM, Project supported by Energy Ashta and DHP, Tirana 2010-2011

47. Project Title: Consultancy service (QBS) LOT 6, Client Name: Mountain Areas Development Agency,

48. Project Title: CDM project. Client name: VEVE Group 2011.

49. Project Title: promise: municipal property management in south-eastern cities, Client Name: Community Initiative: South East Europe: Transnational Cooperation Programme, 2011-2012.

50. Project Title: Sopoti – business plan, Client Name: VEVE Group

51. Project Title: Business community stimulation and awareness creation on fiscal education, a benefit to all the community, Client Name: World Bank, Tirana Country Office,

52. Project Title: Towards an open and accessible government at the local level in Fushe Kruja town, Client Name: Local Governance Program in Albania – LGPA (USAID), 2009.

53. Project Title: Book translation “lessons and improvement recommendations: cee public administration and public policy”, Client Name: NISPAcee Slovakia, 2008-2009.

54. Project Title: Book translation “public management reforms in Central and Eastern Europe”, Client Name: NISPAcee Slovakia, 2009.

55. Project Title: Book translation “transitional countries, fiscal decentralization and grant transfers: a critical perspective”, Client Name: NISPAcee Slovakia, 2009-2010.

56. Project Title: Volunteerism – an element of social partnership, Client Name: SOROS Foundation.2007.

57. Project Title: “responsible youth entrepreneurship: creating a culture of anti-corruption in private sector”, Client name: YES Foundation, Macedonia.2010.

58. Project Title: To emphasize the problems regarding professional education in Albania, to draw the conclusions and relevant recommendations about this category of education. Client name: SOROS Foundation.2011-2012.

59. Project title: The effort to encourage and promote the export businesses in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants in Albania. Client name: ABC Foundation.2011-2012.

60. Project title: Supporting artisan women to engage in private enterprise as a sustainable activity. Client name: SOROS Foundation.2012.

61. Project title: To verify and assess the social inclusion regarding the state objectives of national strategy. Client name: UNICEF. 2012.

62. Project title: To develop the inclusive instruments and methods for an efficient management of municipal real estate. Client name: PROMISE Project, University of Thessaloniki, and Greece.2011-2012.

63. Project Title: Towards an inclusive society through the integration of vulnerable groups in the governance of municipality unit no.4 in Tirana. Client name: SOROS Foundation. 2011-2012

64. Project Title: Regional Development Plan for Gramsh District, 2012, Client name: Devolli hydropower SA. 2013

65. Project Title: PROMISE: Municipal PROperty Management In South-Eastern Cities South East Europe Local partner Client name: Tempus project

66. Project Title: The Karavasta Lagoon: a lot of potential for tourism but still sleeping, Client name:ABC foundation 2013

67. Project Title: Education: a strong weapon for the future of the Roma community. Client name: AMSHC, 2014

68. Project Title: Surveys for businesses in Albania Client name: Eurocost international S.A., Luxembourg, 2014

69. Project Title: Roma in health care: Equal or otherwise? Client name: Soros foundation, 2014-2015

70. Project Title: Social welfare for children in Albania public expenditure review, Copartner Client name: UNICEF, 2015

71. Project Title: Open Budget Survey 2015: Client name: International Budget partnership, USA 2015

72. Project Title: Study on higher education provision and labour market opportunities in the western Balkan” local coordinator, Client name: LSE London UK, 2015

73. Project Title: The Open Budget Survey 2015 Team leader, Financed by International Budget Partnership, USA January – November 2015

74. Project Title: SELDI 2015-2016: Survey on corruption pressure and involvement, and their perceptions of the level of corruption and anticorruption efforts. Client name: CIPE, USA

75. Project Title: Consultant of the "Portal of municipal financial data - open governance and total government" December 2016, January 2017 Client name: COPLAN in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance

76. Project Title: “Perception survey on investment climate in Albania”, April 2017 Client name: OSCE project

77. Project Title: “The national context of the 16 SG goal targets “, February – June 2017 Client name: REC Tirana office project PC 33369-1277

78. “Labour market and the needs in Tirana district “, May July 2017 Client name: SOS Fshatrat e femijve, Tirana

79. Project Title: The Open Budget Survey 2017 Team leader, Financed by International Budget Partnership, USA November 2017- April 2018

80. Project Title: Consultant for Management structure of National Park Divjaka Karavasta, REC, Hungary, May –September 2018

81. Project Title: SELDI 2017-2018: Survey on corruption pressure and involvement, and their perceptions of the level of corruption and anticorruption efforts. Client name: CIPE, USA September 2018-May 2019

82. Project Title: Challenges and Promotion of circular economy as a modern and future economy Client name: env.net and Co-PLAN May- November 2019

83. Project Title: Promotion of caves tourism in Tropoja Municipality Client name: ReLOaD June 2019- January 2020

84. Project Title: Promotion of caves tourism in Vlora Municipality Client name: Agency for the Support of Civil Society AMSHC July 2019- March 2020

85. Project Title: ALBA-2019-015 - Development of budget briefs for Health, Education and Social Protection programmes Client name: UNICEF October 2019 - March 2020

86. Project Title: Youth Labour Market Study Client name: RisiAlbania October 2019- January 2020

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Though sharing our expertise with other NGOs. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

It is profitable to share experiences and find collaborators

Contact (1) Full Name
Fatmir Memaj
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Prof. Dr. Fatmir MEMAJ
Contact (2) Full Name
Eglantina Zyka
Job Title (2)
Researcher