Through this national conference, IDM strives to mobilize efforts and key stakeholders to consolidate public participation in parliamentary decision-making. The aim is to explore how citizens’ expectations are changing, and how MPs and parliamentary staff are responding as well as inform stakeholders about key principles and best practices of participation in parliamentary activity.
Therefore, the conference will focus on promoting different forms of participatory democracy that allow an open exchange of views in a collaborative environment, contributing to the narrowing of the gap between citizens and parliament.
The national conference will bring together MPs, parliamentary staff, policymakers, local stakeholders, and international experts to reflect on the opportunities and challenges for citizen engagement in parliamentary decision-making in Albania. By promoting consultation instruments and channels of communication with citizens and interest groups exchange, parliaments can consolidate accountability and public trust by giving citizens a voice in the legislative, policy-making, and oversight processes. Accordingly, the conference will focus on the promotion of different forms of participatory democracy that allow for an open exchange of views in a collaborative environment, contributing to narrowing the gap between citizens and the parliament.
Aiming to become a catalyst for a regular parliament-to-citizen forum, the conference will adopt a forward-thinking approach to the panel discussions and content of the plenary.
Conference proceedings, conclusions, and recommendations which will be shared with participants and key partners after the event will form the basis for subsequent forums in the future.
Participation upon invitation only.