IDM launches public debate on Political engagement in Tirana, Durres and Shkoder
On April 22, the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with its office in Albania organized a roundtable discussion on ways to improving political and civic engagement in Albania with representatives of CSOs, political parties, international partners and media. The organizers presented the findings of the study conducted in early 2016, through a poll and focus groups across Albania, examining citizens’ engagement in democratic processes as an indicator of the health of a society.
Discussion forums on the findings of the study followed in April this event with students, academic and civil society, local government, media and political parties’ representatives in Durres (Aleksander Moisiu University) and Shkoder (EU Information Center).
The Survey Report “Audit of Political Engagement 2016” is a baseline study conducted for the first time in Albania based on the model of UK’s Hansard Society ‘Audit of Political Engagement’ series. This study was supported by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).