PRESENTATION OF CSO INDEX

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

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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.

Launch of CSOs Sustainability Index for Albania 2011

Round Table - July 2nd 2012 - Tiranë

 

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) presented today (July 2nd 2012) the findings of the CSOs Sustainability Index 2011 for Albania. The Index for central and eastern Europe & Euroasia is a periodic assessment instrument for the civil society, covering in 2011 as many as 29 countries. The report has included Albania since the beginning (1997) by identifying both, problems and achievements of civil society as an important factor for democratic governance.

FAIR OF IDEAS: Good Governance and active citizenry

Fair of Ideas - 13 July 2012 - Tirana International Hotel

 

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from rural and remote areas from Lezha, Elbasan, Berat and Gjirokastra qarks presented their ideas and initiatives empowering civil society in rural and remote areas at the Fair of Ideas “Good Governance and active citizenry”. The event is organized under ECSRA Project (Empowering Civil Society in Rural & Remote Areas) that is implemented by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) with the support of UNDP Albania.

Closing Ceremony of Weekend Public Lectures: The World of Think Tanks

 Tiranë - 22 June 2012  

 

IDM Research & Innovation Initiative, in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and OSI Think Tank Fund, has successfully completed the spring series 2012 of Weekend public lectures “World of Think Tanks” with 15 MA students of public and private universities in Albania.

Mapping the leaders in Macedonia and Albania:Can elites promote positive social change?

Skopje - October 6th 2011

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On 6th of October 2011, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) in cooperation with the Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) promoted the study “Mapping the leaders in Macedonia and Albania: can elites promote positive social change?” The aim of the project was to provide an insight into the processes of elite circulation in Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. In addition to this, at the event was also presented the publication with the main findings from the research in Kosovo and Montenegro.

This project was funded by the Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans, and implemented by CRPM (Skopje) and Institute for Democracy and Mediation (Tirana)

Social Trust and Institutional Authority in the Albanian Democracy

NATIONAL CONFERENCE - JUNE 27th 2011

  

Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized the National Conference “Social trust and Institutional Authority in the Albanian Democracy”. During this conference a publication with the same title was launched, prepared by IDM with the support of U.S Embassy in Tirana.

The world of think tanks

Weekend Public Lectures with MA students in Albania - 16 April 2011

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IDM Research & Innovation Initiative, in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and OSI Think Tank Fund, has launched the series of Weekend public lectures with MA students of public and private universities in Albania. The first lecture was held on 16 April 2011, with Mr. Arbjan Mazniku (Agenda Institute) and Mr. Gjergji Vurmo (IDM) introducing theoretical and practical aspects of the civil society sector and think tanks in Albania.  
This initiative is designed as a series of practical lectures related to applied research tools & methodologies in the following areas of IDM’s expertise – good hovernance, policy (making & monitoring) processes, EU policies & enlargement process.

Focus Group - Social Trust and Institutional Authority

ROUNDTABLE - March 18th 2011

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In the frame of the research project ‘Social trust and institutional authority in the Albanian democracy in transition’, on March 18, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) held the second focus group with eight academia participants. All the participants have been involved in various social and institutional studies in Albania. During the focus group, the IDM research team delivered a brief presentation of the research project and the main findings on social trust in public institutions for 2002 and 1998 from World Values Survey.

Be active, denunciate violence

National Conference - November 30 2010

In the frame of 16 days of activism against gender violence, IDM collaborated in the organization of the conference “Bëhu aktiv, denonco dhunën" (“Be active, denunciate violence”) by the association “Useful to Albanian Women” (http://www.uaw-al.com/). IDM not only supported the organization of the conference but was also an active part of it by sharing its experience and work done with the State Police in addressing this issue. In her speech, IDM’s representative Elona Dhembo, focused on the importance of women’s participation in police and training of the police forces on gender issues and gender-based violence.

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