Decentralisation and Local Economic Development in Albania

Decentralisation and Local Economic Development in Albania

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans, I, 2019, 53-68 Merita Toska, Anila Bejko (Gjika) Summary Local governance in Albania has been the subject of several reforms over the last few years. The consolidation of local self-government units into 61 municipalities through the administrative and territorial reform was accompanied by the approval of a new law on local self-government, a new strategy for decentralization, and the devolution of

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Territorial Governance through Spatial Planning in Albania and Kosovo

Territorial Governance through Spatial Planning in Albania and Kosovo

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans, I, 2019, 42-53 Ledio Allkja Summary Albania and Kosovo have taken various initiatives over the last decade with the aim of reforming territorial governance and their spatial planning systems. The territorial development trends of both countries have shown great similarities over the last 20 years. The aim of the paper is to compare the evolution of territorial governance and spatial planning

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Strengthening Cooperation for Spatial Planning – A Case Study on Participatory Planning in Albania

Strengthening Cooperation for Spatial Planning – A Case Study on Participatory Planning in Albania

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans, I, 2019, 27-41 Fiona Imami, Kejt Dhrami Summary The Albanian context still faces challenges on promoting participatory democracy in decision-making in all governmental levels. The increased activity in territorial planning over the last years, evidenced from the changes in legislation and preparation of plans at national and local level, has brought to discussion the challenges of establishing and reinforcing cooperation and

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From Space in Transition to Space of Transit – Risks and Opportunities of European and Chinese Investments in the Western Balkan Region

From Space in Transition to Space of Transit – Risks and Opportunities of European and Chinese Investments in the Western Balkan Region

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans, I, 2019, 16-26 Giancarlo Cotella, Erblin Berisha Summary The Western Balkan Region (WBR) is currently undergoing a complex process of integration into the European Union (EU) that is supported by a number of programmes and actions. In the last decade, however, a new and cumbersome set of actors entered the game. The launch of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has

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Cooperate on Territorial Governance to Address Major Development Challenges in Europe

Cooperate on Territorial Governance to Address Major Development Challenges in Europe

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans, I, 2019, 08-15 Journal Kai Böhme Summary In Europe (not just the EU), societal and territorial fragmentation, along with spatial inequalities are a growing challenge to the development of our places and societies. They are further fuelled by exogenous and endogenous development trends that affect future spatial developments. This article provides a quick glance at major development trends shaping Europe’s future

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Dokument Pozicionimi: Rindërtimi i Qytetit pas Krizës

Dokument Pozicionimi: Rindërtimi i Qytetit pas Krizës

Ngjarjet e fund-nëntorit 2019 mishëruan një krizë të paralajmëruar sa i përket sigurisë dhe cilësisë së planifikimit, ndërtimit, administrimit dhe qeverisjes të territorit/qyteteve në të gjitha hallkat dhe dimensionet në Shqipëri. Kjo krizë madhore dëshmoi dështim në në qytetbërje, pavarësisht punës së bërë në disa sektorë apo drejtime. Po ashtu ka dalë në pah fakti i mungesës së përgatitjes së mirëfilltë për të përballuar, parandaluar, apo zbutur efektet e katastrofave,

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Western Balkans in the Territorial Agenda post-2020 is an opportunity not to be missed

Western Balkans in the Territorial Agenda post-2020 is an opportunity not to be missed

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

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Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania

Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania

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

The Urban Dimension of the EU Cohesion Policy and Beyond

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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