Roundtable Discussion “Strengthening integrity of State Police”

A Round table Discussion organized by IDM on June 30th 2014 with Police reform stakeholders in Albania marks the conclusion of a 12-month research and assessment component of the project "Strengthening Integrity of State Police" on which basis two pillars – Technical Assistance and Information and Advocacy – will be additionally implemented by the end of 2014.

Round Table on the Law on Private Security Companies

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana (IDM) in cooperation with the Parliamentary Committee on National Security of Albania (PCNS) organized on 11 July 2014, at Hotel Grand, Tirana, a round table concerning the Law on Private Security Companies (PSCs), submitted by the Council of Ministers to the Parliament for adoption. This event organized by IDM, is the fifth one, as part of a project supported by Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) focused on and providing expertise in strengthening of the effective parliamentary oversight and control over the Security Sector in Albania.

Round Table on the Draft Law “On the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Albania”

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana (IDM) in cooperation with the Parliamentary Committee on National Security of Albania (PCNS) organized on 18 July 2014, at Hotel Grand, Tirana, a round table, concerning the draft law “On the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Albania” (NSS) which the Council of Ministers has recently submitted to the Parliament for adoption. This event organized by IDM, is the sixth one, part of a project supported by Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) focused on and providing expertise in strengthening of the effective parliamentary oversight and control over the security sector in Albania.

Alternative Review of the Implementation of the Brussels Agreement: What happened to the former members of parallel structures?

10 April 2014, “Hotel Sirius”, Prishtina

On 10 April 2014, the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) and Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), organized a public event in Prishtina, as part of the 5th meeting of the Security Research Forum: “Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana”.

The conference launched the first public analysis on the progress and challenges to the integration of Serbian police officers in Kosovo Police as part of the Brussels Agreement. The research paper was a concrete outcome of the fruitful collaboration between two independent think tanks - Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and Kosovar Center for Security Studies.

Security Aspects of Normalization of Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana Relations

27 June 2014, Media Center, Belgrade

On 27 June 2014, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) and Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) organized a public event in Belgrade, as part of the 6th meeting of the Security Research Forum: “Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana”.

The conference focused on the “Security Aspects of Normalization of Belgrade-Prishtina-Tirana Relations” and especially on the role of police in this process and the implementation of the overall security aspect of such process.

Donor Contribution to Albania in Figures

Here is some information on donor contribution to Albania.

Round Table on Draft Laws on Defense

With the support of the Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), IDM organized a round table on the new package of three draft laws on defense at Grand Hotel on 4 June 2014. The round table brought together parliamentarians, representatives from the Ministry of Defense, civil society, media, etc. with the purpose of exchanging opinions and expertise regarding these draft laws and their further improvements.

Summer School on Security Policy

 

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), in joint cooperation with the Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP), organized a trilateral Summer School on Security Policy in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 12 to 16 May 2014.

The Summer School brought together 18 young scholars, field experts, practitioners and young graduates interested in security issues. Each partner country - Serbia, Kosovo and Albania – was represented by 6 young professionals, selected through an opened call for application at national level.

IDM Contributes to OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions’ Report

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation joined the “OSCE Network” and contributed to the Report with its assessments based on the analysis of the official security documents in Albania as well as interviews conducted with mid-level experts of the most prominent Albania’s security institutions.

Understanding Civic and Faith-Based Education in Albania - 2014

“Understanding civic and Faith-Based Education in Albania” is a project that has successfully introduced the format of Project Citizen into religious community non-public schools and some public schools thanks to the remarkable contribution of Albanian Religious Communities and the Embassy of United States of America in Tirana.

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