Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Office Tirana

Rr. Abdi Toptani
Torre Drin, Kati i 3-të
Kutia Postare 1418
Tiranë, ALBANIA

Phone: +355 (0)4 22 50 986
           +355 (0)4 22 62 067

E-Mail: info@fes-tirana.org
www.fes-tirana.org

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ALBANIAN GREEK RELATIONS FROM THE EYES OF THE ALBANIAN PUBLIC-PERCEPTIONS 2013(ALB/ENG)

Autor: Alba Çela, Sashenka Lleshaj
Partner: FES-Tirana, AIIS
Date of publication: march 2014
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Welcome to the FES Office in Tirana

In Albania, FES started its activities in 1991 with a conference on democracy and market economy. Democratic political institutions and the socio-economic development were and are the main topics of our activities. In cooperation with Albanian partner organizations, FES aims for the strengthening of a democratic political culture, a socially just and sustainable economic development where the interests and rights of the workers are protected and recognized, the establishment of functioning state structures and an active society. More ...


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Latest News 2014

National Youth Congress-II was a big sucess

On the 28th of March 2014 was organized the second National Youth Congress (NYC). All the youth organizations in Albania were invited. The majority of them, more than 40 organizations where represented by two delegetases in the Congress. Despite of them, more then 20 other invited partners participated from within and out of the country. More than 100 participants have discussed on the Albanian youth policies and its priorities in regard to establishing new strategies. For that purpose, the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Mr. Erion Veliaj was invited to discuss with the elected representatives of NYC and he was impressed by the representativeness of the young people present in the congress. For that reason, after the discusions in the congress, he sugessted to invite the NYC representatives in periodical meeting as a key partner for the government regarding youth issues. The first meeting with the new elected Core Group, composed by 19 members, will take place in April. The list of the 19 members of the Core goup as PDF. More ...

A Facebook page with photos of the activity, articles and opportunities from National Youth Congress can be seen in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/kongresirinor


Presentation of the Brochure; "Vocational Education, Economic Development, Welfare for Albania" promoted by FES and DIHA

On 04 March 2014, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) and The German Association of Industry and Trade in Albania (DIHA) organized a workshop in the Vocational School of Kamza, in order to present the main findings of the National Conference on "Vocational Education, Economic Development, Welfare for Albania" organized in October 2013. Through this workshop FES and DIHA enabled the continuation of discussions initiated a year ago. The Vice - Minister of Education and Sports, Mr. Arbjan Mazniku, and the Director of the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training, Ms. Sonila Limaj, welcomed the event through their pronunciations. In their speeches, Mr. Mazniku and Mrs. Limaj informed the participants on vocational education state policies and the concentration of the VET under the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. More ...


Youth perspectives – Another mentality

 Friedrich Ebert Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and Ministry of Culture and UNDP organized from 29th to 30th of on November 2013 a Conference on “Youth Perspectives– Another mentality”. The conference held in Tirana at the National Historical Museum gathered youth organizations, artists, architects, designers and activists with the focus of discussing culture and creativity as a means of maximizing the strength of young people’s message to society and as a consequence foster their empowerment as active citizens.

Access to culture and promotion of creativity among youth is one of EU’s priorities in the strategy for youth. However in the last decade these two topics have been far more neglected and no concrete action has been taken so far regarding youth. More ...


“Youth Employment – Achievements, Challenges and the Way Ahead”

“Friedrich Ebert” Foundation in cooperation with the Association “Women Toward Integration” organized on November 12th 2013, in Puka the Conference “Youth Employment – Achievements, Challenges and the Way Ahead”.

The aim of this conference was to bring together the local stakeholders in the town of Puka with the focus of youth employment. Puka is a peripheral town in Albania, with a very weak economy and high figures of unemployment. More ...


“Economic Development ◄ Vocational Training ► Welfare in Albania”

On 22nd of October 2013, the “Friedrich Ebert” Foundation (FES) in close cooperation with the “German Association of Industry and Trade” (DIHA) organized at the premises of Hotel Sheraton the National Conference entitled: “Economic Development ◄ Vocational Training ► Welfare in Albania”

The National Conference was attended by 260 representatives of national and international politics, institutions and organizations, representatives of national and international businesses and labour world as well as youth networks which are active in the Albanian society. More ...

 

Appeal of Good Will
“The Albanian economy needs well skilled employees!”


“Really? – Students of German Language recount the reality of their studies

In the framework of German October, Friedrich Ebert Foundation in cooperation with DAAD, Faculty of Foreign Languages at Tirana University and  “Marubi” Academy of Film and Multimedia held on October 17 at the German Embassy an activity which was attended by students of various faculties and departments.

The event was attended by 150 visitors. The key theme of this activity was to encourage students in dealing actively with various problems they face in universities and the labour market. More ...


Regional Youth Summer Camp “Social Democratic Perspectives: Young people in South East Europe”

On September 10th to 14th the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation Tirana Office organized in Voskopoja, Albania, the first Albanian International Youth Summer Camp on “Social Democratic Perspectives: Young People in South East Europe”, in which over 50 young people from Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Albania participated.

The aim of this camp was to provide a framework for young people from different countries of the Balkans in which they could learn in an interactive way the main principles of social democracy, discuss regional cooperation between young people, exchange views on social problems, youth unemployment, education, EU projects related to youth, establishing better networks, improve mutual understanding and cultural diversity. More ...

A Facebook page with photos of the activity, articles and opportunities for young people can be seen in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/FESTiranaSummerCamp


First work meeting with Youth National Congress’s “Core Group” 

On June 18th 2013, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) and Olof Palme International Center held their first joint meeting in Tirana with “Core Group” of Youth National Congress. Participants discussed and shared their opinions on key issues highlighted in the Youth National Congress and selected two priority matter to work on and address in their following joint work. More ...


Training for journalists on parliamentary elections

"Friedrich Ebert" Foundation in collaboration with the Albanian Media Institute (AMI), organized on March and April 2013 in the framework of the project “Training for Journalists on parliamentary elections” three training courses on reporting on elections, in view of the coming general elections of June 23. Participants included 45 political reporters from print and electronic mainstream media. More ...


First National Youth Congress was a big success

In cooperation with the Olof-Palme-Center (OPC), the FES Office Tirana has invited all known Albanian youth organisations to a joint conference on 5 April. 36 of the 50 invited groups participated with two representatives each. All of them presented their work and informed each other about it with the help of posters. More ...


Study "Albanian Youth" – Between future hopes and present insecurities, was lunched on February 28th in Hotel "Tirana International" premises

Friedrich Ebert Foundation has issued the publication "Albanian youth – between future hopes and present insecurities", a social study based on a national survey, attempting to provide a broad perspective of the ideas, opinions, and perceptions of the Albanian youth about various aspects of the Albanian society. The presentation of the study where accompanied with lively discussions from the participants. The study and its findings, create the necessary space for reflection and awareness of the youth situation in the country. More ...