Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Books, Publications|

Read the full periodical here: Territorial Governance in Albania 2018 Annual Review for Territorial Governance in Albania is a periodical publication with select policy briefs on matters related to territorial governance, sketching the present situation, the Europeanisation process, the policy, and the research and development agenda for the near future. The publication will be in both languages, English and Albanian, and it will target policy-makers and policy-influencing actors. Table of

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The Urban Dimension of the EU Cohesion Policy and Beyond

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: The Urban Dimension of the EU Cohesion Policy and Beyond Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 167-177 Iván Tosics Summary The EU Cohesion Policy is without a doubt one of the most valuable and innovative of the European Union policies. This article briefly describes Cohesion Policy from the perspective of the European Commission/DG REGIO. This description is followed by a critical analysis

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European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 156-166 Giancarlo Cotella Summary The EU spatial agenda has progressively gained momentum since the end of the 1980s. A number of spatial strategies and visions have been produced, reflecting upon ongoing development trajectories and, more pragmatically, providing ground upon which to establish redistribution choices. This process has had to

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Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 143-155 Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development Summary The Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance (TG-WeB) was initiated in Tirana in May 2018. Organizations from the six Western Balkan countries, supported by associates from European Union (EU) countries, joined hands to promote the concept of territorial governance and

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Energy Sector Towards the Renewable Potential in the Albanian Context

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Energy Sector Towards the Renewable Potential in the Albanian Context Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 122-142 Rodion Gjoka Summary The energy sector in Albania today is a driving force toward major changes. Shifting from fossil fuels and atomic based energy sources with enormous impacts on the environment to harvesting energy from renewable resources is shaping countries and economies worldwide. But the

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Governance for Climate Change Resolution

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Governance for Climate Change Resolution Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 105-121 Rodion Gjoka, Xhesika Hoxha, Kristi Bashmili Summary A broad assessment of governance and management approaches to the complex and unpredictable context of climate change, as well as the dynamic effects on social, ecological, and atmospheric systems, constitute the core subject matter of this article. In Albania, the impacts of climate

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Is ETIS a Viable Option for Fostering Sustainable Tourism?

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Is ETIS a Viable Option for Fostering Sustainable Tourism? Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 94-104 Peter Nientied, Dritan Shutina Summary ETIS is the European Tourism Indicator System, which was proposed by the EU in 2016. This article explores whether ETIS could be a worthwhile and practical opportunity for destination governance in Albania. ETIS is more than a set of sustainable tourism

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Sustainable Tourism Development in Albania

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Sustainable Tourism Development in Albania Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 84-93 Aida Ciro, Merita Toska Summary The importance of tourism in Albania is growing. Despite the various approaches adopted, elected governments of the past few years have recognized the potential that the tourism sector has to drive economic development. To this end, numerous strategies have been drafted both on a national

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Territorial Administrative Reform and the Decentralization Strategy – Progress towards the Desired Objectives after a Governing Mandate

By Ada Lushi|Friday December 21st, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Territorial Administrative Reform and the Decentralization Strategy – Progress towards the Desired Objectives after a Governing Mandate Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 69-83 Merita Toska, Anila Bejko (Gjika) Summary The decentralization process and reforms, as well as the territorial and administrative reform (TAR) and its effects in the country, were subject to extensive debates among experts and the media, especially during

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Land Development in Albania – Challenges and Innovations

By Ada Lushi|Thursday December 20th, 2018|Papers, Publications|

Read full article here: Land Development in Albania – Challenges and Innovations Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 55-68 Rudina Toto, Ledio Allkja Summary The evolution of land development in Albania has gone through several important stages since the fall of the totalitarian regime in the beginning of the 1990s. The legal framework and the instruments used for managing land development have been significantly expanded and

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