On the 16th of December Partners Albania streamed the second part of their National Conference “Social Partners – Time for Action”. The first day of the conference took place on the 13th of December. The conference aimed to establish the basis of an official dialogue with the new government for creating an enabling legal and practical environment towards the advancement of civil society as a social partner and an integral part of policy making and decision making processes in the country. The development of this dialogue as part of the conference will consisted of three components: On the 13th of December, a broad discussion among representatives of civil society, government, and the donor community took place, resulting in a common position on key issues concerning the sector and establishment of a long-term institutional relationship between the sector and the government. Click below to read about the statement delivered on the second day to the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister Mr Niko Pelesh.
Albanian CSOs presented a Statement of Civil Society Organizations regarding the institutionalization of the relationship between Government and the civil society sector, and the advancement of the legal framework on some of the most pressing issues at the moment. The statement was presented to the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister Mr Niko Peleshi, the Ambassador of the United States in Albania Mr Alexander Arvizu, the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Albania Mr Ettore Sequi, representatives of the Albanian government and parliament, diplomatic bodies accredited in Albania, and local and international organizations. The overall objective of the conference was aimed at establishing the basis of an official dialogue with the new government for creating an enabling legal and practical environment, towards the advancement of civil society as social partners and an integral part of policy making and decision making processes in the country.
More about the outcomes of the conference as well as the statement delivered to government is available here.