• At the aftermath of one year of the implementation of the OGP National Action Plan, as part of the project Advocacy for Open Government: Civil Society Agenda-Setting and Monitoring of country action plans, targeting governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, through a common methodology addressing a common framework of Open Government, a mapping of government policy and capacity in Albania has been  carried out by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation. 


  • This brochure published in the framework of the Project "Empowering Civil Society in Rural and Remote Areas with the Aim of Promoting Good Governance and Development", constitutes a review of all the stages, products, goals and achievements of the initiatives undertaken by local organizations.

  • Report on the application process of the 4th Series of Weekend Public Lectures: "The World of Think Tanks - Consolidating the Capacities of Young Researchers" 


    Albania is touching down the third decade of political, economic and broader societal transformation efforts to join developed and western democratic polity model. Currently, consolidation of democratic institutions, accountability of governance system, citizen-oriented and participatory policy processes stand at the core of country’s objectives that will help Albanian society to better position into and benefit from globalization processes.A partnership oriented approach to civil society development that is jointly designed and carried out by all three partners – state, civil society and the donor community – is the only “therapy” to ensure value added and, most significantly, a sustained role of Albanian civic sector in national reform processes and EU integration.
  • "Mapping the leaders in Macedonia and Albania: can elites promote positive social change" is a study in the framework of the projectRegional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans, implemented by IDM and CRPM

  • The Civil Society Index (CSI) is an action research project implemented by and for civil society actors worldwide. It is based on a comprehensive methodology developed by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizens Participation (hereafter CIVICUS). It aims to assess the state of civil society and to create a knowledge base for strengthening civil society.

  • The study on “Social Trust and Institutional Authority in the Albanian Democracy” constitutes one of the most important activities of IDM for 2010-2011. It was undertaken within the framework of defining social perceptions regarding the role of social trust in the construction of the rule of law and of providing an answer vis-à-vis this relationship. It is based on the idea that there can be no simple answers for such complicated issues.

    The current study offers data on phenomena related to the system of active values within the society. It views these values as very efficient components of social processes, especially in building trust and institutions.

  • Policy Brief - The analysis of the complex reality in Albania provides evidence that recognizes the important contribution of the civil society in informing and influencing reforms and processes. Despite the moderately developed Albanian third sector – characterized by highly skilled human resources, expertise and efficient internal structures – the CSI Analytical Country Report reveals some serious concerns related to civil society’s links with the local environment and the levels of civic engagement, impact, sustainability, the socio-political environment where it operates, good governance and accountability values.