CSDG organized a workshop on qualitative research methods and the use of the analytical program MAXQDA with the participation of the Coordination Center for Countering Violent Extremism and the responsible institutions for the implementation of the National Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism (NSCVE). As part of the support component for strengthening research capacities, CSDG organized the Workshop "Qualitative Research Methods...
CSDG is implementing the project that aims to strengthen the capacity of the institutions responsible for the full implementation of measures 5 and 6 of the National Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism (NSCVE), which relate to strategic communication in order to counter and prevent violent extremism. In the framework of the project, on 10th July, was organized the Workshop on Scientific...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tirana has initiated the Albanian Security Barometer (ASB). The ASB is a new innovative project which brings to the public debate the attitudes and perceptions of Albanian citizens on various aspects of security through a national public survey. Some of the main...
This policy paper explores the conceptual and structural challenges of developing and implementing CT and CVE policies by the Albanian government over the last two decades. The analysis focuses on the CT measures, recent shift to CVE policy, the challenges faced, their design, implementation, and monitoring, flaws and their alignment with EU policies and approach. It also focuses on...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance with the support from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Tirana Office, organized the Roundtable Discussion “The Administrative Approach in Fighting Organized Crime: Exploring the Possibility of its Implementation in Albania”. Participants from government institutions, civil society and media were introduced to the administrative approach concept and practice, which has been increasingly applied...
In this policy paper is assessed the possibility and is recommended the adoption of an administrative approach to fighting organised crime, as a separate policy but combined with other approaches to be used as a tool in efforts to combat crime, justice and improved security. The particularity of this approach is that, in addition to implementation at the national...
Since 2005 Albanian authorities have been able to use digital technology to conduct lawful interception of multiple targets and multiple communication devices. This trend has been driven by the need to keep up with effective investigation of crime, as the technology in the field of telecommunications has constantly developed. However, the effectiveness of such policy remains questionable as pointed...
"The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tirana organized on 5 July 2018 seminar “National Security Policymaking and Strategic Culture: European and Albanian Perspectives”. The aim of this seminar was to present the concept of the strategic thinking and culture and its importance, and to contribute to the building of strategic culture in...
The Albanian Coordination Centre for Countering Violent Extremism organised on June 4th, 2018 the Western Balkans Regional Conference on “Countering Violent Extremism Together: Partnering for Success". The objective of the conference was to foster the partnership and cooperation among the Western Balkan countries by bringing together key stakeholders and raising awareness on the need to develop community oriented approaches...
This paper provides a critical viewpoint on the governance of Islam in Albania. Governance is understood as the relationship between state intervention and societal autonomy. The findings suggest that the governance of Islam in Albania is largely based on societal autonomy. The paper argues that this mode of governance, which has evolved since the end of the communist regime,...