Fostering civic engagement in Albania

Project completed
Civil gathering in Albania
A civil gathering in Albania. ©FDFA FDFA


Civic engagement in Albania is low. The relationship between citizens and local authorities is still not based on accountability, transparency and participation. Corruption is pervasive while checks and balances are weak and under utilised.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Albania
Governance
Human rights
Decentralisation
Anti-corruption organisations
Public finance management
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
15.10.2013 - 30.06.2019
CHF 6'900'000
Background

To this end, the LëvizAlbania Project aims to enhance local democracy by activating drivers of change such as media, civil society and citizen groups. Civic engagement and demand for accountability develop through a bottom-up and genuine process. LëvizAlbania enables civil society actors - including marginalised citizens - to have a voice, to exercise control over and engage in dialogue with local authorities thereby increasing the latter’s responsiveness and accountability.

Objectives

Albanian population benefits from an improved democracy at local level.

Target groups


Local communities

Citizens

Civil organisations 

Medium-term outcomes

  1. Increase the influence of civil actors in local priority setting, decision making, and oversight of local authorities
  2. Establish mechanisms and factors that foster local democracy

 

Results

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Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign Non-Governmental Organization


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   6'900'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   6'698'122
Project phases Phase 2 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023   (Current phase)

Phase 1 15.10.2013 - 30.06.2019   (Completed)