This policy paper will provide a helicopter view of Albania’s compliance with the United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”, through the filters of national security agenda and the institutional mainstreaming efforts in this path. Looking at it through the lenses of the public opinion, this paper will strive to outline a number of features and...
The dramatic change in the European security architecture after Russia's aggression against Ukraine has brought back to the fore the strengthening of the security mechanisms in the Western Balkans, which is widely seen as one of the most vulnerable regions when it comes to the Russian subversive interventions. The United States and the European Union have increased their presence in...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tirana has implemented the Albanian Security Barometer 2022 (ASB). This is the fourth edition of the Albanian Security Barometer, linking security with citizens opinions, in an effort to strengthen the influence of the public opinion on both the policy making processes in relation...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) has conducted the Albanian Security Barometer for the past two years (2019 and 2020) in an effort to measure public perception towards institutions and different security related issues. In its third edition, CSDG has joined the Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) in its second edition to conduct an identical regional barometer in...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) has conducted the Albanian Security Barometer for the past two years (2019 and 2020) in an effort to measure public perception towards institutions and different security related issues. In its third edition, CSDG has joined the Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) in its second edition to conduct an identical regional barometer in...
    This Policy Paper is produced by the Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance in the framework of the project: “Improved Policy Debate and Accountability to Delivering on Fundamentals First, through the Establishment of Cluster One EU Negotiations Platform – Albania (C1-EU-NPA)”. The main goal of the policy paper “Challenges of Albania’s approach to effectively tackle organized crime: Developing a More...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) has conducted the Albanian Security Barometer for the past two years (2019 and 2020) in an effort to measure public perception towards institutions and different security related issues. In its third edition, CSDG has joined the Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) in its second edition to conduct an identical regional...
The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance (CSDG) has conducted the Albanian Security Barometer for the past two years (2019 and 2020) in an effort to measure public perception towards institutions and different security related issues. In its third edition, CSDG has joined the Western Balkans Security Barometer (WBSB) in its second edition to conduct an identical regional...
Albania's membership path to the EU has become one of the most politicized issues in the Albanian political context. Considering the new accession methodology, the process of European integration is even dynamic. With the clustering of the negotiation chapters, candidate countries are expected to advance in several areas simultaneously rather than fulfil the chapters individually in a row. Among...
Albania masters a clear strategic vocation and cross-party commitment to join the European Union. The accession perspective granted by the Thessaloniki Summit back in 2003 is considered the major catalyst for the advancement of the reform agenda and democratization of the country. Although the pace of accession has been marred by several hiccups over the years, public support for...