Fostering civic engagement in Albania
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.
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)
Public financial management (including activities against corruption)
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
- Increase the influence of civil actors in local priority setting, decision making, and oversight of local authorities
- Establish mechanisms and factors that foster local democracy
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.
Albanian population benefits from an improved democracy at local level.
Results from previous phases:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
International or foreign Non-Governmental Organization
Local Non-profit Organisation
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 6'900'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 6'698'122|
|Project phases||Phase 1 15.10.2013 - 30.06.2019 (Current phase)|