Publications

Transparency in decision-making of Municipality of Tirana for the fiscal package 2016

The paper analyses the process of consultation of the municipatlty of Tirana for the fiscal package 2016. The recomandations stress the importance of transparency and consultation with all the stakeholders in order to improve the local business environment and municippal tax collection.The document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies.

Available only in Albanian language

Youth participation in decision-making processes at local level - Case study of Kukes

This paper analyses the participation of young people in decision-making processes at local level by taking as a case study the municipal council in Kukes. The purpose of the study is to offer recommendations in order to improve the situation of young people at the local level, considering it as an opportunity for the good governance of the local units.

Available only in Albanian language

The board of economic development at the local government units - Shkodra case study

The document analyses the benefits and results in case of the creation of a board of economic development (a voluntary contribution of experts and active citizens) near the municipality of Shkoder, as a case study to be replied by other local governement units.The document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies.
 

Monitoring document of Energy Efficiency Law implementation during 2016

The monitoring document offers a clear picture of the status of implementation of Energy Efficiency laė during its first year of entrance in force, in order to respect the obligations defined by this laė and the commitments of the Albanian institutions. The document is part of the ongoing efforts of APS toėards the creation of the adequate ground for a sustainable development of energy sector.
 

Social inclusion for the

This policy brief was produced as part of public initiatives of the alumni of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Council of Europe and Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA)

Available for download only in Albanian language 

 

“The process of transferring and using of state property by the LGUs - challenges and perspectives. The case of Tirana municipality”

This policy brief was produced as part of public initiatives of the alumni of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Council of Europe and Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA)

Available for download only in Albanian language 
 

“Stregthenign the representation of coastal communities in the local administration of the territory development through temporary permits instruments for use of public spaces”

This policy brief was produced as part of public initiatives of the alumni of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Council of Europe and Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA)

Available for download only in Albanian language  

“Identification of systems for prevention of corruption at local level – Case study of Kamza municipality”

This policy brief was produced as part of public initiatives of the alumni of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Council of Europe and Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA)

Available for download only in Albanian language

Policy brief on accessibility standards for Persons with Disabilities infrastructure interventions in Tirana

The document concludes that the new infrastructural interventions carried out in 2015-2016 often lack accessibility standards or ignore altogether specific needs of citizens. Some recommendations that can be useful are provided, so that the municipality improves its performance when delivering services which should be equally enjoyed by all citizens, including persons with disabilities.
 

Concept paper The strategy of communication of IS in Albanian - 2015

This document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies. The paper relied on the analysis of some aspects of the strategy of public communication used by IS for recruiting terrorist fighters in Albanian territories. The researchers studied the content of 270 messages on “Facebook” and other online platforms in Albanian language during the last 3 months.

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Policy brief on challenges of the reorganization of Local Administration - 2015

This paper analyse the efficiency of the administrative-territorial reform in the new municipalities, based on the case study of Fier municipality. This paper was prepared in the framework of the public initiatives of the participants of the "Albanian School of Political Studies".

Available for download only in Albanian language 

Foreign direct invesments in Albania - 2015

The aim of this paper is to identify government FDI priorities by seeking on-line research and analysis undertaken on Albania and FDI from national agencies, institutions and international organizations (e.g AIDA, World Bank, UNDP, OECD, EU). This document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies.

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Regional Platform for Action for the sustainable use of energy in bordering areas

The joint Regional Platform for Action for the sustainable use of energy in bordering areas of Korēa, Pogradec and Bitola, Kichevo, serves as a guide for local authorities and stakeholders to draw up concrete plans of intervention in relation to the measures of energy efficiency at local level. The preparation of the document was a result of a long process of consultations and surveys, analysis of prominent experts contracted by the project, meetings and workshops among stakeholders in the regions and both countries, thus ensuring a clear image of the situation and the objectives to support the vision for the sustainable use of energy in the region.
 

Essays prepared by ASPS participants 2014

Upon completion of School's program 2014, participants must present a final essay based on expertise and knowledge delivered during the courses and seminars. Participants essays constitute important research tools that can be used by themselves in public discussions and advocacy initiatives in their areas of interest.

Available for download only in Albanian language

Concept paper on PWD employment policies - 2014

This paper aims to offer some recommendations on the current situation, the main challenges, best practices and how to improve the employment of people with disabilities. This document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies.

Policy brief on the efficiency of the judicial system - 2014

This document aims to offer some recommendations on the progress achieved so far on the efficiency of the judicial system  in the framework of the realization of a due process within a reasonable period of time.This document was produced as part of public initiatives of the participants of "Albanian School of Political Studies" and was supported by the Academy of Political Studies.

Available for download only in Albanian language

Essays prepared by ASPS participants 2013

Upon completion of School's program, participants must present a final essay based on expertise and knowledge delivered during the courses and seminars. Participants essays constitute important research tools that can be used by themselves in public discussions and advocacy initiatives in their areas of interest. 


Available for download only in Albanian language

Publication of best essays 2012

Upon completion of School's program, participants must present a final essay based on expertise and knowledge delivered during the courses and seminars. Participants essays constitute important research tools that can be used by themselves in public discussions and advocacy initiatives in their areas of interest. In 2012, nine essays were selected as part of the collection of essays on good governance, which was published by the ASP and public are already a publication.
 
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