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School launches the open call for application 2018

The Academy of Political Studies opens the call for applications for the program "Albanian School of Political Studies" 2018. The deadline for submitting the application is on 17 November 2017 at 14:00. The information is outlined in more details here below.

Council of Europe appraises the implementation of first time voter campaign

The Academy of Political Studies successfully completed and received the highest evaluations from the Council of Europe and other collaborators for the successful completion of the first time voters education program for the June 25, 2017 parliamentary elections.

APS and OSFA support the second phase of alumni research on policies at the local level

The Academy of Political Studies (ASP) in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA), are implementing the second phase of research and advocacy activities focus at improve policies at the local level. This program aims at further development of civic and professional engagement of the members of the alumni network.

Local servants awarded with certificated in cooperation with ASPA

Over 120 employees of Local Government Units attended and were certified at the end of the training program organized by the Academy of Political Studies in cooperation with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA) in the period 2016-2017. The programme aimed to further increase the knowledge and leadership skills of these professionals through various training activities.

Swiss ambassador address awareness messages for first time voters

Today, the Swiss ambassador Mr. Christoph Graf and Mrs. Zamira Gjini, director of pre-university education at the Ministry of Education and Sports, attended a voting exercise at Asim Vokshi High School in Tirana. They were also invited to address some sensitizing messages for high school graduates who will vote for the first time in the June 25th elections.

Head of the Council of Europe attends the 2017 first time voters campaign

The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Claus Neukirch, attended today a voting exercise of the "Ismail Qemali" senior high school students in Tirana. The exercise was organized within the framework of a project of the Academy of Political Studies for the education of first-time voters for the 25 June elections.

European Integration in the focus of the third course of the School

The third national course of ASPS on “Albania and the trends of European integration” was held in Durres from 5-7 May 2017. The objective of this course was to provide the participants with substantial knowledge on the EU and the European integration process, in order to help them better understand Albania’s challenges in its path towards the EU.

APS implements awareness campaign for first time voters 2017

Academy of Political Studies started on March the implementation of the programme “Awareness raising campaign for first time voters in Albania” on the framework of the parliamentary elections of 18 June 2017. The programme is carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sport and the Central Electoral Commission to reach all the secondary schools in Albania (356 schools) addressing about 34 000 students first time voters.

Second ASPS national course on “Leadership development and political representation”

The second national course of the Albanian School of Political Studies on the topic "Leadership development and political representation", was held on 7-9 April 2017 in Gjirokastra. Thanks to the best expertise as well as open discussions, participants of the program had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and be trained on important aspects of their careers.

Sharing best practice on combating corruption in Balkans and Vishegrad countries

The Tirana town hall meeting of the initiative "Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum" was held on 17 mars 2017 at the premises of the Innovation Hub Tirana. Over 40 young politicians, elected individuals and representatives from public and local administration, business and media discussed about the "anti-corruption strategy and the impact of corruption on economic growth in Albania and the region"