Reports

The Blood Feud: Between Kanun and State

The Blood Feud: Between Kanun and State
AIIS

The report contains a sociological explanation of the phenomenon and the research findings of our fieldwork carried out in North-western Albania where the blood feud phenomenon persists. The report includes also, an examination of how government agencies, local authorities, NGOs are responding to blood feud and dealing with its social consequences. 

EU Assistance Programmes: INTERREG Initiatives in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia

EU Assistance Programmes: INTERREG Initiatives in Albania, Croatia and Macedonia
AIIS

As part of the Community Initiative, the INTERREG Programme constitutes one of the main elements of the European Union policy to promote economic and social cohesion. The goal is to reduce regional economic and social disparities. The southern regions of Italy and Greece are some of the largest beneficiaries of the programs. The report informs on the institutional aspects of Programs, and the possibilities of the Albanian regions to participate in the programs. 

Regional Co-operation for Development and the European Integration

Regional Co-operation for Development and the European Integration
AIIS

Regional cooperation is the precondition and the road towards EU membership, which remains the strategic goal of the Western Balkan countries. The goal of the paper was to inform local authorities and the public about the latest developments, possibilities for regional cooperation, and the most interesting fields of cooperation. The paper was the result of a project that included seven NGOs and research institutes from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. 

Regional Economic Development and SMEs Progress within the SAA Implementation Framework

Regional Economic Development and SMEs Progress within the SAA Implementation Framework
AIIS

The paper is a joint publication of Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Euro Balkan Institute (Macedonia) and CEPOR- SMEs Policy Center (Croatia), and focuses on the challenges and opportunities of the European integration. The research paper advocates a stronger role for the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The paper identifies the best practices and experiences in the field of regional development and SMEs progress as part of the SAA framework. 

SAA: Challenges and Implementation Consequences

SAA: Challenges and Implementation Consequences
AIIS

An informative publication on the SAA between Albania and European Union. It explains the history of relations between Albania and EU, the progress towards the EU membership, and challenges ahead.

Albania and the European Integration

Albania and the European Integration
AIIS

The brochure, prepared in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, provides information on Albania’s relations with European Union, the essence and proceedings of the Stabilization Association Process and an overview of the history and institutions of the European Union.

Cross Border Cooperation in Shkodra: Prospective Euro-Region or a Pending Effort

Cross Border Cooperation in Shkodra: Prospective Euro-Region or a Pending Effort
AIIS

Since the fall of Communism and the tumultuous 90s, the international community has encouraged and supported cross border cooperation aiming to increase economic growth and reconcile communities after the ethnic conflicts that rampaged the Balkans in the 90’. The report focuses on Shkodra and its adjacent areas as one of the most attractive regions in Albania to develop cross border cooperation with Montenegro and Kosova. 

Albania and the European Union: The Stabilization and Association Agreement

Albania and the European Union: The Stabilization and Association Agreement
AIIS

The reports aim to inform the Albanian citizens on the Stabilization and Association Process, its technicalities, and on the impact of the Agreement on the Albanian politics and economy. 

Simplified Law on Local Institutions & Municipality Statute and Procedure Rules

Simplified Law on Local Institutions & Municipality Statute and Procedure Rules
AIIS

Two informative brochures funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in the framework of the project “Increasing Democratic Governance at the Local Level”, implemented by AIIS during 2004. The information is intended to assist municipal councils in their day-to-day work and to enhance local communities’ understanding of how local authorities operate. Further, they aim to increase participation and consolidate democratic governance at the local level.

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