The Center for the Study of Democracy and Governance believes in the necessity of radical transformation of the democratic processes in Albania and the need to establish new ways of governing and doing politics at local and national levels. The Centre is committed to develop programs that link democracy and governance with the citizens’ concerns. CSDG approach starts by identifying the issues that matter and then carrying out rigorous research that serves to advocate and stimulate debates at all levels of the society.


CSDG mission is to improve democracy, governance and policy making in Albania by generating evidence based research, monitoring public attitudes and opinions, and by promoting an informed engagement of the citizen.


CSDG is an independent and progressive civil society organization committed to the principles of non-partisanship, not-for-profit, and independence.
Cluster One EU Negotiations Platform

The project is to support Albania’s EU accession negotiations related to Cluster One chapters (fundamentals first) through improved policy debate and strengthened accountability and CSOs role in the process

A unified voice in support of whistleblowing

As the first regional initiative of its kind, the Coalition brings together activists, journalists and experts to strengthen legal rights for whistleblowers and support their efforts to achieve justice, thus carrying the banner for employees and citizens who report crime and corruption throughout the region.

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