The Albanian public’s trust in security: Stumbling blocks to EU negotiations

Supported by:Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Tirana

Project:Measuring citizens' attitudes towards security and justice in Albania

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 to interpret the data and make nuanced analyses, assessments, and policy decisions accordingly.

In this vein, this publication brings a collection of policy papers that draw on data from the Security Barometer as well as other related primary and secondary sources, to provide in-depth analyses on three specific issues: 1) The citizens trust in security institution, 2) Democratic accountability of security institutions in their role as security providers, 3) On the challenges facing Albania with regards to meeting security and human rights obligations and benchmarks in the process of the EU negotiations. 

This collection of policy analyses is meant to contribute to the broader policy discussion on these topics but also to encourage the use of the Security Barometer as a data platform for similar analyses on other topics.