On the 28th of February, 2014 Partners Albania organized a round table to present its first Country Report aimed at monitoring the enabling environment for civil society in Albania. The Report, prepared within the framework of the BCSDN Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development, presents the findings of the forgoing monitoring of the enabling legal and practical environment for the development of civil society in Albania.
The Albanian report is also the first monitoring report to be presented under the Monitoring Matrix framework. Monitoring within this framework is being conducted in eight (8) countries from the Western Balkans and Turkey and forms part of the “Balkan Civil Society Acquis – Strengthening the Advocacy and Monitoring Potential and Capacities of CSOs” project, implemented by the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN), of which Partners Albania is a member. The other country reports will be presented at separate events in coming weeks.
The round table was financially supported by the European Union, the Balkan Trust for Democracy, and the Olof Palme International Center in Albania with funding from the Swedish Government.