Implementing Organization: MJAFT! Movement
Financially supported by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The lead implementing organization of the programme is the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) with Partners Albania for Change and Development (PA) as partner organization.
Financial programme: The Civil Society Programme for Albania and Kosovo
What does Action ALBANIA stand for?
ActionALBANIA (Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness in Albania) aims to continually keep public authorities accountable and promote transparency, integrity and effectiveness in decision-making processes, in order to increase youth participation and public trust towards government. The core added value of this project is gathering and making public data of Albanian public institutions performance in meeting international standards of good governance, in an open data format.
What does ActionALBANIA mean for the citizens, public institutions, media and civil society organizations?
ActionALBANIA aims to monitor all the public institutions in the Republic of Albania, producing the National Openness Index (NOI), as well as providing a set of recommendations for the improvement of the current performance of the Albanian Parliament, Prime Minister’s Office, 11 Line Ministries and 4 State Ministries, 28 Executive Agencies, 61 local self-government units and 77 judiciary bodies. An open source of indicators and policy papers showing the performance of public institutions in terms of institutional openness is going to be easily accessed from everyone, allowing relevant stakeholders and interested parties to use this data for further analysis.
ActionALBANIA also aims to enhance the dialogue among youth/students and governmental institutions, to increase inclusiveness and participation of citizens in the decision-making processes.
What will ActionALBANIA do?
Throughout a period of 12 months, ActionALBANIA will be working with CSOs, media, state institutions and students to enhance the National Openness Index (NOI) as an indicator to evaluate the fulfillment of good governance standards from our public authorities. This will be achieved by:
- Developing an interactive platform
- Designing the National Openness Index
- Providing a set of recommendations for improvement of the current situation
- Writing of investigative articles on institutional openness
- Advocating for students’ participation in decision-making process.
By October 2022, we will have:
- Accessed public information produced by public institutions, promoting open data format documents.
- Enhanced dialogue between civil society, youth and governmental institutions for improvement of the current situation.
- Created and disseminated National Openness Index for the Albanian public institutions.
ActionALBANIA is a continuation of the ActionSEE program, aimed to be implemented at the national level, monitoring the openness of local and national public institutions. ActionSEE was a program implemented during 2016 – 2019 by regional partners from North Macedonia (Metamorphosis Foundation), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Why not?), Serbia (CRTA), Montenegro (CDT), Kosovo (Open Data Kosovo) and Mjaft Movement (Albania).
This grant is supported by the ‘Civil Society programme for Albania and Kosovo’, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) in partnership with Partners Albania for Change and Development (PA).