Institute for Albanian Municipalities

National Network

(A): Rr. 'Skerdilajd Llagami'
Nd.3, H.1, Ap.9

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
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Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Research
General Information

Institute for Albanian Municipalities Organizational Profile The Institute for Albanian Municipalities is a civil society organization, with an interest in contributing to local, regional, and national progress and development, for good governance and decentralization through assistance, research, studies, and professional training, using legal and democratic means. The Institute for Albanian Municipalities is a continuation of the Association of Albanian Municipalities carrying the expertise and the experience of the Association with the same human resources and the same office infrastructure. Due to developments with the Associations of Municipalities in Albania, it became important to transform the Association into a spin off organization as the Institute for Albanian Municipalities. Therefore, the whole documentation provided will also refer to the documentation pertaining to Association of Albanian Municipalities. The Institute was established as such on 6 September 2022, and it was registered with the Tirana District Court with Decision no. 1778, date 20 December 2022. IAM has the status of a non-profit organization (center) with legal personality. Its ongoing efforts aim awareness of the structures and institutions of the central government to accelerate the process of decentralization and strengthening the role of municipalities in their governance role, providing continuous concrete results. 1 • • • • • • The Overall Support for the restructuring of administrative bodies according to the most sustainable and effective models, in accordance with international and functional standards for local governance bodies. Support for the creation of work networks in activities and interests between small units of local government. (Networks). Resolving legal and administrative conflicts. Support for local leadership. Increasing citizen participation in decision-making. Information system, openness and transparency of power and public consultations. Structure of IAM is as follows: • Board of Directors composed of founding members of the IAM, is the highest body of the Institute. • The Experts’ pool, composed of experts with experience in the structures of local government, economy and local development, infrastructure and urban development, social affairs and education, legal and administrative issues, local finances, agriculture and land use, administrative units. • Executive Staff composed of the Executive Director, appointed by the Board of Directors, Legal Officer, Finance Officer, and IT.

Mission and Objectives

The IAM purpose is to strengthen the levels of local self-government, local democracy, decentralization, and integration. It aims to assist in improving the management and technical capacities and skills of municipal bodies and administrative units, related to the design of strategies, making policies and their execution, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of governance in improvement of public administrative services, responsibilities, accountability, and transparency in decision-making. Goals of the Institute are: • Increasing the administrative skills of civil servants and creating new capacities. • Creating a basic and sustainable culture in public administration in these units. • Encouraging and promoting the use of human resources in administration and management, engagement, and gender equality. • Support for reforms and deeper decentralization processes. • Increasing the decision-making abilities of local and elected bodies, in deep and rural areas,

Main Projects / Activities

Target groups: The Institute supports and assists local government units (Administrative Unit and Municipality), local public administration, government and management structures and bodies in these units, as well as central institutions at the local level. Specifically: • Employees of local administrations. • Local elected officials, Chairman of the Council, councilors, and Mayor. • Individuals who aim to work in the local administration. • Individuals aiming for a career in managerial duties and responsibilities. • Heads of departments/ young and new in the professional career. • Leaders of public enterprises in local units, etc. • Other local actors who support the sustainable development of the local government.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Trainings: In the area of legislation o Knowledgeandinterpretationoflawsandelementsintheconstitution,especiallyforthe part related to the law on local government. o Knowledge and understanding of various laws and legal acts of local government operation. o Knowledge and interpretation of civil service legislation and the labor code. 2 o Knowledge and comparative analysis with the legislation of different countries from where we can implement experiences. o Familiarity with drafting a legal act. o Familiarity with the drafting techniques of legal acts issued by local government bodies. In the area of decentralization and European integration o Familiarity with the European Chart of Local Self-Government o Programs and news related to the continuation of the decentralization reform processes. In the area of administrative reforms o Familiarity with the reform programs in the state public administration and that at the local government levels. o Training related to logical norms for the compilation and drafting of missions and visions for local self-government units. o Trainingrelatedtotheanalysisofpublicadministration,thetreatmentofSWOTanalysis. o Personnel management, and selection and qualification techniques. o Evaluationandclassificationanddescriptionofworks. o Internal control system o Citizen's card, etc. In the area of general management o Use of land, forests and pastures. o Management of local government properties. o Sustainable environmental developments o Management of human resources o Management of natural resources o Building a sustainable culture in local public administration o Environmentmanagement. In the area of political action and development o Political leadership o Administrativeleadership o Communitydevelopment. o Communication with the public and other local actors o Knowing and finding the necessary mechanisms and instruments for sustainable local developments. o Decision-making, etc. In the area of financial management and control o Financing methods and systems. o Budgetandincomemanagement. o Design and Management of projects. In the field of local public services o Management of waste, assets and natural capital in the municipality o Environmental issues and control of the territory and its protection o Agricultural development and rural tourism o Local economic development and partnership with business o Integrated social services and one-stop offices 3 Studies: o Watersupplyandsewageservice. o Managementandprotectionfromrisks,etc. • On classification of problems in the local government bodies referring to the factors present in the respective units, especially with the progress of the decentralization reform. • Comparative studies and analysis with local government systems in other countries, from which we can get the best practices. • Studies related to the structures and organizational chart of local administrations. • Studies of European documents pertaining to local government. Technical Assistance • Assistance in the field of project design. • Technical assistance and consultancy in the field of training. • Technical assistance and consultancy in the field of personnel management and administration restructuring. • Assistance and consultancy in the implementation of Local Agenda 21 and SDGs. • Assistance in investment planning, • Assistance and consultancy in the drafting of regulations. • Assistance and consultancy in the drafting of strategic development plans • Assistance and consultancy for archiving documentation • Assistance and consultancy in drafting the profile of the municipality or municipality • Assistance and consultancy for drafting the profile and structural organization of municipalities and administrative units.

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Contact (1) Full Name
Aida Cacaj
Job Title
Legal Expert
Head of the organisation
Contact (2) Full Name
Klea Kambo
Job Title (2)
Financial officer and logistics