Albanian Perceptions on NATO Integration

Duration:  Thursday, 1 March, 2007 to Saturday, 30 June, 2007
Project Description: 

Donor: NATO Public Diplomacy Division

The project consisted of a survey on Albanian Perceptions on NATO integration. It was conducted in the period March-May 2007 in 10 main cities of Albania and the sample of respondents was concentrated into 6 categories: central government administration, local government administration, NGOs, business, academia and citizens. This was the first time that such a survey of the public perceptions on NATO and the integration process of the country was considered within the wider problematiques of the threat to security, integration reforms and accountability of institutions to achieve the standards, the participation of Albanian Armed Forces in operations outside the country, strategic alliances,  the support and expectations from the membership, etc. The findings of the survey were debated in a round table with distinguished public personalities, such as members of the parliamentary commission on NATO integration, experts from the security sector, academicians, media analysts, civil society representatives and military attaches of NATO countries in Albania. Concluding remarks on the need to coordinate the efforts of state structures with civil society in the framework of integration processes were made by the co-chairs of the ad hoc parliamentary commission for NATO integration, Mr. Pandeli Majko and Ferdinand Xhaferri.