Civil Society Overview

Civil Society Overview

 

 

 

2018

 

2019

Number of registered organizations 11,426 CSOs

(400 new CSOs registered in 2018)

11,739 CSOs

(313 new CSOs registered in 2019)

 

Main civil society laws

–        Law no. 8788 “For the Non-Profit Organization”

–        Law no. 8989 “For the Registration of Non – Profit Organization”

–        Civil Code of Albania

–        National Accounting Standard for Non Profit Organizations

–        Law for the Right of Information

–        Law for Notification and Public Consultations

 

Relevant changes in legal framework

 

Law no. 25/2018 “ For Accounting and Financial Statements”

Instruction no. 34, dated 02.12.2019 “On a Modification of the Instruction No. 6, Dated 30.01.2015 “On The Value Added Tax in The Republic Of Albania”, as amended” (VAT Refund)

Roadmap

State funding (key bodies and amounts) For FY 2018 the budget of ASCS in grants for CSOs was 108 million ALL (approx.857,000 EUR) For FY 2019 the budget of ACSC in grants for CSOs was approx. 100 million ALL (approx. 793,000 EUR).
Human resources (employees and volunteers) 8, 917 employees

No information on volunteers

9, 966 employees

No information on volunteers

CSO-Government Cooperation (relevant/new body: consultation mechanism) National Council for Civil Society
Other key challenges –          Lack of unified data and accurate information for CSOs

–          Financial viability and sustainability of the sector remains weak. The sector is donor dependent, and the foreign donor support constitutes the main source of their incomes.

Lack of data and accurate information for CSOs

 

-Financial viability and sustainability of the sector remains weak. The sector is donor dependent, and the foreign donor support constitutes the main source of their incomes.

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