At European level, the revision of the Territorial Agenda is currently discussed stressing the need for a stronger territorial dimension in policy making and the empowerment of local and regional players to engage in cooperation and visioning processes. At the same time, in the Western Balkans, there is a bottom-up discussion about the need to strengthen territorial governance and empower civil society players at local and regional level, to improve
On May 17-18, 2018, a workshop was held in Tirana with the aim to initiate a Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance. Civil Society Organisations from the region (Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro) and experts and researchers from various European Countries (Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Netherlands), expressed their interest to get involved and become part of this initiative with the intent to catalyze changes that develop and support innovations on
Co-PLAN hosts the kickoff meeting for the third phase of ENV.net, an environmental network active in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The network, today accounts for to a total of nine member countries, and is supported by the European Commission in its objective to factor the environmental portfolio of the region on an EU level. During this third phase, the network will work on monitoring, advocating and awareness raising in
In frame of ‘Fostering partnerships for equitable cities – Capacity building for participatory spatial planning’ project, implemented jointly by Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development, and IHS – Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam, a new publication was launched, entitled ‘New Practices for Land Management in Albania’. Similarly to the project, which was funded by the Dutch Government under the MATRA program, the book aims to contribute to capacity building of public institutions and professionals alike, for a better governance. This publication, builds upon and furthers Co-PLAN’s continuous efforts for the implementation of the law ‘On Territorial Planning’. amended recently.
The invited (about 65 representatives) praised the “Local Finances” platform as a very useful instrument in the hands of LGUs, CSOs, Universities, Professionals and Field Experts, Students, etc. Throughout the presentation, representatives from the two ministries focused on the importance of standardizing financial reporting for Local Government Units to facilitate collection, processing and comparability between units but between different moments on time. Ms. Prodani expressed the willingness of the Ministry
It is with utmost pleasure that we share with you our most recent analysis on the status of local government finances in 2015. “The Status Report of Local Government Finances in 2015”, is the first report which summarises in a consolidated manner the data for all 61 municipalities following the Territorial and Administrative Reform. The data, sourced from the Ministry of Finances, detailed for 61 municipalities has been processed to
Tirana, June 2012 – Co-PLAN joined in the US Embassy [in Tirana] Call to encourage the citizens to come together and speak up. ‘Bëj të dëgjohet zëri yt’ marks the first step of this new initiative undertaken by the US Ambassador in Tirana, Mr. Alexander A. Arvizu, entitled ‘ACT NOW – Albanian Citizens Together Now’. At first, Ambassador Arvizu introduced his initiative to representatives of civil society, notable personalities in the country and media representatives in a meeting held at the National Theatre. He stressed the importance of the citizen knowing his rights and responsibilities, as well as becoming a proactive part of city-making and decision-making.
Në më shumë se 70 vjet ekzistencë të Trienales së Milanos, Shqipëria përfaqësohet për herë të parë në këtë gala të artit, dizajnit, arkitekturës dhe zhvillimit urban botëror, nëpërmjet jehonës së punës serioze dhe partneriteteve të shumta frytdhënëse të Co-PLAN, Institutit për Zhvillimin e Habitatit dhe Universtitetit POLIS. Ju ftojmë të ndiqni dokumentarin e mëposhtëm, që tregon rrugëtimin shqiptar përmes syve tanë, ku në një univers mes vakumit dhe energjisë…ne
Tirana, June 2012 – 90 participants from eight different South-East Eauropean (SEE) states were brought together to a workshop on Urban Planning and Land Managementwith a focus on modernizing legal and regulatory framework for spatial and land use planning in SEE. The workshop was organized by the World Bank Institute, as part of the City-to-City (C2C) Dialogues, which is an incentive under the WB-Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP) launched in December 2011. The overarching objective of the C2C is to facilitate a dialogue and peer-learning among city practitioners.
Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development, in cooperation with POLIS University, Ekolëvizja, Milieukontakt Albania, and Eden Center, organized a National Workshop on the Improvement of Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector on December 12, 2013 at POLIS University, Tirana, as part of the EU financed “Development of the ENV.net in West Balkan and Turkey: giving citizens a voice to influence the environmental process reforms for closer EU integration” project, through the Partnership