Training on Open Government Partnership and Civil Society: Monitoring of National Action Plan 2014-2016

On July 1st 2014, the Republic of Albania officially launched the 2nd National Action Plan 2014-2016. The process of drafting the Action Plan was coordinated by the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration, as the OGP National Coordinator in Albania. The 2nd National Action Plan 2014-2016 includes 13 commitments responding to 4 OGP Grand Challenges, namely: Increasing Public Integrity, Managing Public Resources More Effectively, Improving Public Services and Creating Safer Communities.

OGP Round Table: Increasing the Communication between Police and Community

Albanian Government, a member of OGP since 2012, is currently drafting the second National Action Plan 2014-2016, a process which is supported by several consultative meetings between the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration (National Coordinator of OGP in Albania) and Civil Society Organizations.

OGP Round Table: Open Local Government

One of the recommendations pointed out from IDM and the OGP Coalition of Civil Society Organizations is the involvement of local government institutions (city halls) in undertaking concrete commitments in the framework of OGP.

Press Release: OGP CSO Coalition recommends Commitments in the frame of OGP National Action Plan 2014-2016

This conference comes as part of the consultative process the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration, in the role of OGP National Coordinator in Albania is undertaking with the civil society organizations, in drafting the OGP Action Plan 2014-2016.

Regional Conference: Open Government Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities 2014-2016

Albanian officials working on the country’s Action Plan for open government should provide a public consultation timeline ahead of a May 7 deadline to submit a draft of the plan to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), according to a set of recommendations drafted and presented at a PASOS project conference held in Tirana March 28.

Establishment of OGP CSO Coalition in Albania

Nine Albanian civil society organizations working to support the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Albania announced at a December 5 Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) conference the creation of a new coalition to support open government.

National Conference: Open Government Partnership in Albania

A one-day IDM conference was held in Tirana on 5 December 2013, which brought together representatives of NGOs and officials to discuss the status of open government in Albania.

Monitoring of OGP National Action Plan 2012-2013 Implementation

At the end of the implementation of the 2012-2013 Action Plan, one independent monitoring exercise has been undertaken by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) in October 2013.


Hotel Tirana International – 6 Sept. 2013


Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) presented on Friday, Sept. 6th, in the premises of Hotel Tirana International, the CSO Sustainability Index - Report 2012, with evidence from the problems, achievements and challenges of civil society organizations in our country. 

USAID Releases the 16th Edition of the CSO Sustainability Index


Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released the 16th edition of its Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) in recognition of the broad range of nonprofit civil society organizations (CSO) active in the region.  This year’s edition covers civil society developments during calendar year 2012.  The Index has tracked the progress of the CSO sector in twenty-nine countries over the past sixteen years.  It examines the overall enabling environment for civil society, focusing on the legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, infrastructure, and public image.