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...
This policy paper investigates the state of the application of the principle of equality before the law by the law enforcement agencies in Albania. The aims of the paper are: (i) to investigate the existence of institutional documents, strategies, instruments, and mechanisms for monitoring the equal implementation of the law, and compare it to the situation in a wider...
After the publication of the Albanian Security Barometer 2019 and the ensuring public debate, the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Governance brings the second edition of this barometer, realized with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Tirana. Like in the previous edition, the main policy issues guiding this second edition of the Barometer are: identifying key...
The Albanian Security Barometer provided, for the first time, a bridge between security policymaking and delivery and the concerns and expectations of the citizens. While it provided a wealth of data on citizens perception and attitudes on a broad range of security-related aspects, it stops short of making a deeper interpretation of these data. This is meant to allow for different stakeholders...
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...