The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020

The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020

Following the series of thematic studies we have shared during this period of uncertainties relating to COVID-19, Co-PLAN, the Institute for Habitat Development in cooperation with the Association of Local Autonomy, are pleased to share the study ‘The Response of Local Governments during the Covid-19 Emergency in Albania: January 2020 – April 2020”. This study builds on a questionnaire addressed to all municipalities in the country during April, to gather

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Status Report on Local Public Finances 2019

Status Report on Local Public Finances 2019

Continuous local public finances monitoring is an important step in assessing local government financial capacities functional to the exercising of functions and competence provided for in Law No. 139/2015 “On local self-government”. In addition, a better understanding of the relation between competences and available financial resources, informs the development of effective and efficient local government policy, facilitates dialog between government tiers, informs borrowing capacities, improves accountability, transparency and community trust

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Tourism in Transition: The post COVID-19 Aftermath in the Western Balkans

Tourism in Transition: The post COVID-19 Aftermath in the Western Balkans

Amidst the numerous effects of COVID 19, the impact on some of the economic sectors, such as tourism has been overwhelming. This has raised questions on the future of this sector, and highlighted the need for a more resilient approach to planning and development. Through our second paper of the Co-PLAN Resilience Series, ’Tourism in Transition, the post COVID-19 Aftermath in the Western Balkans’ we try to make a case for

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Building Resilience for Local Governments in Albania: Legal and Institutional Challenges

Building Resilience for Local Governments in Albania: Legal and Institutional Challenges

Uncertainty from natural hazards and disaster risks is high in Albania. Located in the western part of the Balkan, Albania has faced over the years several disaster events and the future, especially in the light of climate change, does not hold any positive news. Multiple hazards are present over the territory and extend beyond the administrative boundaries, revealing the need for an integrated local – to national – to regional

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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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Local Detailed Plans and Financial Instruments for Land Development

Local Detailed Plans and Financial Instruments for Land Development

Local territorial planning is a two-step process in Albania. The first step is the preparation of a General Local Territorial Plan (GLTP), by which a local government articulates a vision for its future and establishes policies for guiding its physical, economic, social, and cultural development to achieve that vision. The second step is the formulation of Local Detailed Plans (LDP) for areas identified for more intensive land use planning in

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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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European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity

European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity

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

Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe

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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