Monitoring and Evaluation of the Security Sector Governance in Albania

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) with the support of Balkan Trust for Democracy, within the research project: “Albania Security Index 2013” organized a roundtable to launch the publication “Monitoring and Evaluation of the Security Sector Governance in Albania” on the 8th of April 2014, at the premises of Rogner Hotel, Tirana. 

Background of the event:

The Role of Parliament in Improving the National Security Decision Making System

 

Event Report: The Role of Parliament in Improving the National Security Decision Making System

 

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation and the Albanian Parliament with the support of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces and of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Tirana, organized on 28 February 2014, at the Hotel Rogner the Roundtable discussion on ‘The Role of Parliament in Improving the National Security Decision Making Systemunder the project: ‘Capacity building for the Albanian Parliament in the areas of security and defence’.  

Background of the Event

IDM presenting comments on Albania’s Road Map on key priorities at PCEI hearing

IDM’s Program Director and expert on EU accession, Gjergji Vurmo, presented today at hearing with Parliamentary Committee of European Integration (PCEI) IDM comments and suggestions on the draft Road Map of the Ministry of Integration regarding the five key priorities of Albania as a condition to launch EU accession negotiations.

Oversight of Intelligence Services in Albania: Striking the Right Balance

 

Oversight of Intelligence Services in Albania: Striking the Right Balance

 

Institute for Democracy and Mediation with the support of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, within the project: ‘Capacity building for the Albanian Parliament in the areas of security and defence’ organized on 12th of February 2013, at Hotel Rogner premises the Roundtable discussion on ‘Oversight of intelligence services: striking the right balance’.

Background of the event:

Albanian public Opinion Perceptions: Personal, National and Regional Security Trends

Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized a round table discussion on “Albanian public Opinion Perceptions: Human, National and Regional Security Trends” at Rogner Hotel on December 13, 2013. This event is part of the 3-year project on Security Research Forum Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana between three partner organizations, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS), and the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM). In September 2013, the three organizations conducted, in their respective countries, a public opinion survey on Serbian-Albanian relations in the context of personal safety, national security and security integration.

In this round table, IDM presented the key findings of the Albanian public opinion survey on the latest trends concerning citizens’ perceptions on:

“Legislation on whistleblowers in Albania: Issues, Challenges and Prospects”

Panel Debate - November 15 2013 - Hotel Tirana International 

 

On the 15th of November 2013 at the premises of Hotel Tirana International, the Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized the panel debate “Legislation on whistleblowing: Issues Challenges and Prospect” . The event gathered together several  national and international key stakeholders to present and discus the findings of a study on the actual state of legislation and practice of whistleblowing instrument in Albania as well as to share ideas regarding the possibilities to set up this practice in the Albanian public administration as a useful tool in fighting corruption and other malpractices. 

“One State, One Police”

National Workshop - November 8th 2013 / Hotel Tirana International 

Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) within the framework of the institutional reforms undertaken during the recent months by the new governing majority in the area of policing will organize on Friday, the 8th of November 2013 at the premises of “Tirana International”, the national workshop “One State, One Police”. 

This activity aims to enable an open discussion of high representatives of police forces, inspectorates, police syndicates and different actors aiming to encourage a constructive debate on the future reform for organizing the police according to the “One State, One Police” principle.

“UNSCR 1325 and the Local Agendas – the Case of Albania”

Focus Group, October 14th 2013, Tirane



Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized on the 14th of October 2013 a round table where it presented the final independent report on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Albania. The round table “UNSCR 1325 and the local agendas – the case of Albania” was the last event at the local level organized in the frame of the regional initiative “Building gender and security network in the Western Balkans”.

Security in the Western Balkans: Realities and Perceptions

Public Debate - October 11, 2013 - Hotel TIRANA INTERNATIONAL

 

Institute for Democracy and Mediation supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway organized on Friday 11th of October 2013 at Hotel Tirana International the public debate “Security in the Western Balkans: Realities and perceptions".

Protection of whistleblowers in Albania - Focus Group Nr. II

Institute for Democracy and Mediation, October 4th 2013

 

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized on the 4th of October 2013 the second focus group discussing on the protection of whistleblowers in Albania, the legislation and the actual practice. The focus group was organized within the framework of the research project “Improve and Strengthen Implementation of Whistleblowers in Albania.” funded by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and implemented by IDM.  Participants in the focus group included representatives from the ministry of interior, the state police and the ministry of defence. It aimed to gather the participant’s opinion regarding the actual practice of the whistleblowing instrument in the Albanian framework.

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