Policy Papers

Financial Cooperation between Albania and Serbia

Author: ema / Date: 19-01-2017

The economic dimension of regional cooperation is a key pillar for achieving an interconnected and developed Western Balkan region. With this regard, strategic policy documents of Western Balkan countries, compiled in collaboration with EU Institutions, underline the objective of establishing a unified regional market in the Balkans. The South East Europe Strategy (SEE 2020), the central platform of economic cooperation in the Western Balkans, focuses on several shared projects in the areas of trade, tourism, transport and energy in order to foster the formation of the regional market.

Regional Cooperation

Author: ema / Date: 10-11-2016

Regional cooperation has constituted an important part of the overall EU policy with regard to EU accession of the Western Balkans. 

The question remains how regional cooperation can be enhanced between Albania and Serbia and the Western Balkan region in general given the existing mechanisms and institutions.

Energy Cooperation between Albania and Serbia

Author: ema / Date: 02-11-2016

This policy brief addresses the current situation in each of the countries with regard to the energy sector and specifically to its components, including electricity, natural gas, oil and renewable energy. Another part of the policy brief discusses the conditions of regional and European network cooperation in energy policy given the role of international organizations, existing energy international projects that have an impact on the two countries’ ‘energy package’ as well as in the region.

Trade Relations between Albania and Serbia

Author: ema / Date: 12-07-2016

Serbia and Albania are the two largest countries of the Western Balkans and in the same time they exert a major political influence in the region. As such, the relations between these two countries are instrumental for the stability and the future integration of the region into the EU. In this context, the trade relationship between Serbia and Albania will play a crucial role to the further consolidation of the fragile political ties between both countries. 

Tourism Cooperation between Albania and Serbia

Author: ema / Date: 12-07-2016

Tourism is a powerful tool to bring different countries together. By better knowing one another, people of different cultures and backgrounds will find it much harder to generate feelings of hatred and animosity against each other. Thus, the consolidation of interaction in the area of tourism between Serbia and Albania is very important for the further stabilization of the relations between the countries, since it will not only trigger better economic prospects but it will also positively change the perception that both nations have towards each other.

Transport Linkages between Albania and Serbia

Author: ema / Date: 12-07-2016

Being for quite a long time on the periphery of empires and characterized as a backward region, what is now termed as Western Balkans, manifests existing drawbacks in terms of connectivity with the broader European network of routes, railways, and ports. Despite various differences in terms of infrastructure development and investment, most of the Western Balkan region lags behind compared to other regions or countries in the European Union.

Albania-Serbia relations in the eyes of the Albanian Public 2015

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

This survey, which has also served to launch our center, is the first step in assessing the currentstate of relations as perceived by citizens of Albania. The photography of citizens’ perceptions is valuable not only as a window to more information about evaluations, myths and misunderstandings but also as a way to measure what expectations about the future of these relations are.

Albania and Kosovo - In quest of a Common Future

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

This Policy Paper was prepared in the context of the joint Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) project: “Albania and Kosovo - In quest of a Common Future”. 

Albanians and the European Social Model - Towards a redefinition of the social contract

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

A long-term Project in several stages

Citizens’ Voices in the Albanian Local Elections 2015

Author: megi / Date: 25-01-2016

This survey is part of a broader project that aims at exploring citizens’ views, needs and requirements during the pre-election period in order to affect candidates’ agenda-setting before their term in office starts. By bringing to the candidates the issues that are considered important by citizens, the project aims at connecting the local representatives with their electorate from the early stages of the campaign in order for their political programs to better reflect and respond to local community needs.

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