Albania

"Sphinx" Association of Albanian Egyptian Minority, for Development and Integration

National Network
Albania
Address

Str: Irfan Tomini, godina Nr 26, prane kopeshtit Nr 45, Selite, Tirane - Albania
Str: Irfan Tomini, P,10/2, shk 2, Ap 20, Tirane - Albania
Tirane
Albania

Telephone
00355(0) 0692402669
Telephone (other)
0683939215
E-Mail
egyptiansalb@yahoo.com
E-Mail (2)
shoqatasfinksi@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
arjanlile@hotmail.com
Mobile Phone
00355(0) 0692402669
Mobile Phone (other)
0683939215
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. Heritage
  5. Human rights
  6. International/Cultural relations
  7. Others
  8. Research
  9. Youth and education
General Information
We're extended in all over Albania, with 10 branches, our ancient community count near 320.000 people. Our community and their problematic:  Not yet recognized by constitute, only some "specific politics" is suffering social exclusion, hate of speech, stigma of prejudice, and discrimination. Our national day is on 24/06/ of every year. These minority you can find also in all over Balkan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, etc.
Mission and Objectives

Our Mission is: training of poor people to raise their voice, combating discrimination, building capacities of our staff, and volunteers, to promote our culture, our values and contribute, our professions, history, advocacy for education, job, etc.

Main Projects / Activities

UNFPA,  UNDP, CHURCHES, VOLONTIERS, MUNICIPALITY 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

delivering contributions, being in front of problematics 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Yes, I want 

Contact (1) Full Name
Arjan
Job Title
Chairman
Head of the organisation
Arjan Lile, Chairman
Contact (2) Full Name
Elton
Job Title (2)
secretary

A Woman in Power

National Network
Albania
Address

RR SHEFQET MUSARAJ, TIRANE
RR. Lidhja e Prizrenit
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355 697570405
E-Mail
violathoma@live.com
E-Mail (2)
awpalbania@awomaninpower.org
E-Mail (3)
aldiona.kerri@hotmail.com
E-Mail (4)
emioga12@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
AWP aims to empower women and youth. “A Woman in Power” is an Organization founded in Albania, considered as a non-governmental Association, independent of political parties and other Organizations of a political nature, but opened for any kind of cooperation that does not affect its mission and that would serve to achieve the similar goals that aimed creasing the quality of community life. It is also opened to accept all individuals who wish to join initiatives which raise awareness and foster a greater engagement of women in society mostly by searching and creating new opportunities for women and youth. AWP is also focused on research projects, awareness and training programs in educational, economic, cultural, and any other sector that enhance the vocational training of young generation. AWP is founded by five members and its excecutive board is made up by: 1-Vjola Thoma , Excecutive Director 2-Ermira Oga, Secretary General 3- Aldiona Kerri, Head of Human Resources 4-Migena Muslli, Entrepreneurship Expert 5-Borana Resulaj, Project Coordinator 6-Denisa Ymeraj, Research Expert 7- Sidorela Lepuri, Journalist All the members of the organization are volunteers, none of them is paid. Currently, the organization has in total 50 volunteers.We have already had several Partners such as: University of Tirana, European University of Tirana. AWP has functioned without any grant, until now. All the projects have been funded by the members themselves. The main partners of the organization have been: United Nations Albania, Down Syndrome Albania, Intelectual Property Expert Association, Foundation for Economic Freedom.
Mission and Objectives

Our main Objectives are:
1. To strike for gender equality and raising awareness for youth generation, girls and boys not only in Albania but in any country where youngers wants to make a change.
2. Advocating for AWP ambassadors, change makers and agents to support our mission on implementing different kind of projects, as Campaigns, EVS, Start-ups, and Training courses.
3. To initiate cooperation with experts, non-for-profits, Companies, Institutions in order to educate youth and women in the different areas.
4. To provide Education Facilities and Training in a way to improve the skills and capacity of learning throw these methods: E-Learning and Lifelong Learning process using Advantaged Tech. & Managerial Trainings.
5. Supporting and developing Campaigns, Educational Research & Statistics that effect pressing of our society.
6. Raising Awareness, inform and educate youth and especially women about Health care in general and import/sensitive issues.
7. Strengthening civil society through youth engagement and volunteering process.
8. Encouraging youth and women to become involved in information and Communication area (ICT) by implementing new projects on entrepreneurship sector.
9. Achieving peace through youth activism in the Balkans as a tool to also connect youth to each other and opened to any cultural exchange worldwide.
10. Connecting post conflicts countries through the usage of arts and non formal educational activities.
11. Implementing youth awards activities as an empowerment and recognition tool for activism.
12. Establishing online youth network to advance and facilitate cooperation plus by supporting research in any important area, who is strongly connected with young generation development.
13. Engaging Organizations led by man to contribute towards the improvement of women role in society.
14. To be able to reduce as far as can professional discrimination of women, especially those category who are in the first steps of their career.
15. To put in evidence, supports, encourages women entrepreneurs, Albanian and foreign founding everywhere are in their operations and making efforts for the realization of their programs.
16. And to be able to train and certificate in the field of leadership and beyond, in the field of research project, start up-s and incentive events.
As we aspire to expand more in the Balkans, we consider it important to collaborate with organizations abroad!

Main Projects / Activities

1-Breaking Stereotypes
Breaking Stereotypes is a three day Training Course initiated by AWP in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Albania.During our interaction with young people and not only, we have identified the urgent need for a reconnection with history, good traditions and our roots for the preservation of the so-called “national character” which differs a lot from the impact that Albanians have in the international arena. The participants need to understand that the fight is not about the creation of a positive stereotype, but about awareness and understanding the reality. Since the stereotyping group has no direct interest on breaking these stereotypes we need to offer them a ready-platform that reflects the truth and that is easily absorbed by the mass. We intend to raise awareness and not raise national feelings! This is achieved through the right education on our cultural heritage and the presentation of Albania as the civilized country that has always been. We inherited our identity, so we better not forget the core of it! The overall objectives of the project are:
1. Getting to know the problems of the Albanians in the countries where they have consolidated their living.
2. To share experiences between young Albanians living at home and abroad.
3. To educate the participants on the values of our country for a better presentation in the international arena.
4. To identify the different forms of stereotyping / prejudice that they have experienced, or have caused and determine the best way that can affect for the best the situation. 6. Project a platform through the use of social media that raises awareness and is easily absorbed.

2-Albania's Next Leader
Albania’s Next leader is a program designed to identify the potential individuals in Albania youth environment. The program is shaped like a platform, in which candidates for the prize will have also some other benefits. The accepted applicants will be tested in different fields. They need to pass them successfully in order to become part of subsequent activities. The entire Program of Albania’s Next Leader is designed as a package of five Activities in total. ANL’s first condition is the Collaboration with an Organisation, Institution or a University, as an important part of the Program.

3-Entrepreneurship Week
In the framework of Entrepreneurship Week AWP in collaboration with University of Tirana and GOA(Global Opportunities Albania) organized the event "Entrepreneur Women’s Day". In the event were invited three important CEO and in the same time the creators of the company:
Alketa Zyfi-CEO at 'Yougurteria Tirana'
Elida Motro-CEO at 'EMI Coaching and Consulting'
Antonela Hako-CEO at 'HAKO Company'
During the Event was organized a workshop by giving the participants 3 case studies from these companies and they analyzed some crucial elements according to the entire show!
4-Albania Book Club

5-What stops women?
“What Stops Women” is an event created to promote the research study entitled “Factors of Women success in Albania and Macedonia”. The Founder of ” A Woman in Power ” in Albania, Ms.Viola Thoma in collaboration with Ms.Emilia Poposka Director of “Alumni Affairs at Preparing Global Leaders Institute” in Macedonia conduct an intensive research and decided to present the study in both countries .
In Albania the promoting activity was held in the Gold Room at the Hotel Doro City. The event was divided into two phases:
The first part of the event was a conference held by a panel consisting of professionals of the Field.
Panel:
Monika Stafa ( Top Channel Journalist and Researcher )
Edlira Cepani (Director of the Largest Network of Women in Decision making)
Erion Kristo (Professor and author of “Black and White” book)
Albana Laknori (Representative of Tirana Chamber of Commerce)
Laura Vorpsi (Professor and spokesperson of the Democratic Party)
Flutura Xhabija (Founder of the Association “Women in Business and Crafts”)
The second part of the event was organized in form of a workshop and presentation of new projects coming from the Civil Society, a very large number of leaders and representatives of organizations presented their ideas and upcoming projects. The last phase was about thanking and symbolic gifts were distributed to the participants. This study is now being expanded not only for women in Macedonia and Albania but also in other Balkan countries.A WOMAN IN POWER is a newly founded NGO in Albania, and our staff is under the age of 30 yo. That is the main reason why we are looking for networks which would like to share experiences and collaborate with youth key agents beloning the developing countries such as Albania. The organization is also looking forward to empower itself, in order to better serve to the community. All the members of  A Woman in Power have been trained internationally mainly in the field of leadership, but we are now trying to put all that knowledge in practice. In addition, AWP is aiming to become more focused to the sensitive isssues Albania is having. We believe that the ALF Network will shape the future of our activities in Albania.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

AWP is constantly engaging initiatives to empower youth and women. As mentioned above, we have already been partners with different national and international organization. We are opend to any initiative aiming to develop the local community we are working with in matteres of educating women and youth. We want to contribute as much as we can in this network, and not only to be a simple member but to be an important tool for the general developening. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

A WOMAN IN POWER is a newly founded NGO in Albania, and our staff is under the age of 30 yo. That is the main reason why we are looking for networks which would like to share experiences and collaborate with youth key agents beloning the developing countries such as Albania. The organization is also looking forward to empower itself, in order to better serve to the community. All the members of  A Woman in Power have been trained internationally mainly in the field of leadership, but we are now trying to put all that knowledge in practice. In addition, AWP is aiming to become more focused to the sensitive isssues Albania is having. We believe that the ALF Network will shape the future of our activities in Albania.

Contact (1) Full Name
Vjola Minella Thoma
Job Title
Founder & Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Vjola Thoma
Contact (2) Full Name
Aldiona Kerri
Job Title (2)
Head of Human Resources

A Woman in Power

National Network
Albania
Address

Rr. Lidhja e Prizrenit, ap 7, shk3
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355694022228
E-Mail
Vjola@thoma.al
E-Mail (2)
info@awomaninpower.org
E-Mail (3)
director@awomaninpower.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2015
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
General Information
Our Mission A Woman in Power Organisation mission consists on empowering, improving and influencing the social and economic situation of women and youth in order to ensure sustainable and good function of general democratic rights. Our Vision Sustainable Environment, Economic, Political and Social development of both target groups of women and youth engagement in civil society through capacity building process.
Mission and Objectives

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
-WOMEN & YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
Improving woman and youth approach in any sector, especially Business Area.
-LOBBYING & ADVOCACY
Supporting women and youth in a particular area, such as human rights, democracy, social inclusion etc.
-BUILDING CAPACITIES
Providing Assistance for developing new generation of youngsters through capacity building process.
Providing support to Women and youth by raising their engagement and participation in society. Develop advocacy knowledge and skills among women and youth as a base for greater impact and strengthen communication.

Main Projects / Activities

1. Albanian Communication Forum
The FORUM has as its prime aim the identification and demonstration of successful communication strategies between three Important Influencers: Young people, Professionals, Brand Companies in Albania. The ACF intends to improve the ability of successfully transferring information, thoughts and ideas, initially by starting with small audiences and then moving up to larger ones.
The issues discussed during the Forum were focused on incentive’s the understanding of the core elements that comprise effective communication as a mechanism of growth.
2. Breaking Stereotypes
Breaking Stereotypes Balkans is a three-day Training Course, which aims to bring together young leaders coming from Balkans (Kosovo, Monte Negro, Serbia, Greece, and Macedonia) to solve the crucial issues of the young generation. This project is created by the official members of AWP, most of them trained in the field and with an international experience. During our interaction with young people and not only, we have identified the urgent need for a re-connection with history, good traditions and our roots for the preservation of the so-called “national character” which differs a lot from the impact that Albanians have in the international arena. The participants need to understand that the fight is not about the creation of a positive stereotype, but about awareness and understanding the reality.  We intend to raise awareness and not raise national feelings!
3. Albania’s Next leader
Albania’s Next leader is an EntreLeadership Program designed to identify potential individuals in Albania and abroad. The program also aims to prepare future business leaders by using effective methods and Technics to identify the potential individuals in Albania. The entire Program of Albania’s Next Leader is designed as a package of some other Activities. ANL’s first condition is the Collaboration with an Organisation, Institution or a University, as an important part of the Program

Contact (1) Full Name
Vjola Thoma
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Vjola Thoma

ACT for SOCIETYCenter

National Network
Albania
Address

Street “ Tafaj”, Pallati Delta Construction. Shkalla 4, Ap.6
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355 69 600 6171
E-Mail
actfsociety@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
pengiliarmela@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information
AfS Center was established in 2012, in Albania. The Center is made by 3 member Board, Executive Director, Accountant Project Manager/PR, Coordinator of Volunteer, Physiologist, and volunteers.Our budget is more than 32000 euro per year, sources are Masterapeace International, Raiffeisen Bank, Agency for the Support of Civil Society.We are currently implementing this programs: - MasterPeace Albania club - Society and Human Rights - Society and Development - Society and Environments - Erasmus Plus Program-me - European Voluntary Service (EVS) ACT for SOCIETY Center is the founder of the IRIS- Youth Initiative on Sexual Issues Network also our Center is part of many National networks: National Youth Congress and International Networks such as UNITED for Intercultural Action, No Hate Speech Movement etc. We are doing a lot of workshops, training, seminars and campaigns on different topic and issue especially on Youth Decision Making, European Value, Human Rights etc, our work is to do all this work and project with the methodology of non-formal, informal learning.
Mission and Objectives

ACT for SOCIETY Center Mission Mission is to enhance the healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society, it's work consists on promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human right issues, connecting young's, stimulating the active participation in the social live and decision-making processes. Objectives: - Stimulate good governance, fight of corruption and transparency; - Promote human rights and inclusiveness of marginalized groups having in focus gender issues, Roma community, and other vulnerable groups; - Contribute to integration processes; - Culture and Art - Enhance youth activities, initiatives and projects; - Embrace think-tank ideology and stimulate research; - Promote Decentralization and Regional and Cross- Border Cooperation; - Peace – building.

Main Projects / Activities

Implemented Projects by our Center During the 4 Years: - “A Different Day in the Elders Asylum in Tirana”. This project was implemented in Tirana/Albania during the period April- November 2012. The project aimed at improving the social status of the Elders, by supporting their needs and also making a coordination of state actors to pay more attention to this target group. During this project our center provide training's for the staff the Asylum and the volunteers that are part of the asylum. All this training was made with the methodology of the non formal learning, we development surveys for the elders for the conditions of the asylum and what is missing on asylum and what they want to change. - “Monitoring the Daily Press in Albania about Reporting on Corruption”. This project was implemented in Tirana/Albania during April - October 2013. The project aimed to monitor the cases of corruption treated in the Daily Press in Albania in order to promote fight of corruption and good governance. During this project we monitor about 12 daily press for 6 month, the propose was to identify the case of corruption that the daily press found and if the institutions write something about the news. Fund was from Agency for the Support of the Civil Society in Albania. - “International Day of Peace”. The project aimed at raising awareness of citizens toward peace and stimulate them to prevent conflicts of any nature among their societies. This project consist on two activities; the first was training of the youth How to be a good citizens, and How much is important the peace to build a better society. The second activity was campaign in the city “Be Peace”. Fund was from MasterPeace International during 1-21 September 2013 in Tirana/Albania. - “8th of March a Different Day with Disabled Women of Municipal Unit No.2 in Tirana”. The project aimed was to make disabled women more informed about the violence of the women's and how to help them if they are in problems, this project was implement by 4 training with the non formal learning when participate 100 women's, The project intended to attract the intention of different actors toward the needs of this vulnerable group, fund was from Raiffeisen Bank. February- March 2014 in Tirana/Albania. - “The Anti – Racism day” at Ismail Qemali High School in Tirana. The project aimed was 10 days training to encourage students of the high school “ Ismail Qemali” in Tirana to fight racism and any other form of discrimination among humans. On this project have been involved more than 200 students of this school. Supported by UNITED for Intercultural Action. 16-26 March 2014. - “The Anti – Racism day in Rubik Municipality”. The project aimed at informing and training the staff of Rubik Municipality on different tools that it should use to promote anti – racism to its citizens and broader. Supported by UNITED for Intercultural Action. 27 March 2014 in the city of Rubik/Albania. - “ How to do Fundraising” – Training course for 4 days on Fundraising for Youth Organization in Albania. In this training we trained 15 leaders of youth organizations with the topic “how to do fundraising”, the project was in the city of Kruja. Fund was from MasterPeace International Netherlands. 3-7 June 2014 - “Street Action Day” – The project aimed at raising awareness of citizens toward peace and stimulate them to prevent conflicts of any nature among their societies. This project was an campaign with youth. And the main was that how the youth people when they are together in the world is no more conflict and war. Fund was MasterPeace International Netherlands. 1-21 September 2014 - “Remeber 9 November” - ACT for SOCIETY Center / MasterPeace Albania, part of UNITED for Intercultural Action Network, presented on 20th of November, in the city of Shkodra, the campaign Again Anti-Semitism and Fascism: Remember 9 November. This project was an seminar in the school with the youth people on the age between 13-17 years old. They learn about this day and the importance of this campaign for European Citizens. Supported by UNITED for Intercultural Action. 16-26 November 2014 - “Stop Domestic Violence of Women” – this project was like a big event to support the campaign of violence of women. All the benefit that was provide from this campaign went to the women's with violence problem. Supported by 2Acompany, Redbull, Neranxi group, Agna Group, Ora News TV,etc.. 23 November 2014 - “Screen Movie - Eufrosina's REVOLUTION” - with the main focus on promoting the equal rights for women in political participation of the women through movies. This activity was made only for the youth especially the womens, to see that if they wanted to be someone one the life or to achieve something they can do it. Supported by Netherlands Embassy. 5 December 2014 - “Supporting children from the poor Families”. This project aimed at supporting children the poor families on the Christmas Occasion, by offering them living and sanitary products and presents for them, with this project we helped more than 140 families, we provided for them the food for more than 3 months. We organized for those children's one party for Christmas with animators because for them was the first time to have this big present. Fund was by Raiffeisen Bank. 22 November- 22 December 2014 - “Hand in Hand for Diversity, Stop Racism”, this activity was an info day on the School Qemal Stafa in Fush-Kruja, and “Day Diversity” in Primary School Tufina” in Tirana this project was about how to be without borders and to be more open mind on this issue.We select the city of Fush-Kruja and this School in Tirana because the most students there are Roma People, and this project was a big impact because was a good way to show the other schools how they learn and live together without borders. The project was sported by UNITED for Intercultural Action. 12-21 March 2015 We are partners on Erasmus+ Projects like: - “Balkan Youth Exchange” 2014-2-HR01-KA105-007044 06/03/2015 - 15/03/2015 organized by Outward Bound Croatia - "Youth Work From Different Angles and European Future" 2014-3-TR01-KA105-014395 organized by Malatya İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü - We have the Accreditation for EVS- Sending, Receiving and Coordinating Organization with code 2015-1-SI02-KA110-013235 within the European Commission's Erasmus+: Youth in Action program-me. ACT for SOCIETY Center is the founder of the IRIS- Youth Initiative on Sexual Issues Network also our Center is part of many National and International Networks such as MasterPeace Movement, Tirana Youth Leadership, UNITED for Intercultural Action, No Hate Speech Movement etc.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

- With our Ideas - with our staff - with our partners

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to join because we believe in our work and in all that we are doing in our community and if we are part of ALF Network is a good opportunity for us to implement project with good level and social impact.

Contact (1) Full Name
Armela Pengili
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Armela Pengili
Contact (2) Full Name
Fatjona Brahimi
Job Title (2)
Project Manager

Albania

The national Network in Albania, created in 2008, is composed of 53 member organizations based in different regions and districts of Albania. Most of the members are from the Tirana district covering urban and rural areas, followed by organizations based in Fier, Durres, Shkodra and Vlora that are based in urban areas but extend their activities into rural areas. However, updates and communications with members are needed to specify the exact number of active NGOs/members.  

The members of the national Network come from different backgrounds and have expertise in several sectors including human rights, arts, democracy and community development, gender, heritage, media, international/cultural relations, research, youth and education, environment/sustainable development and religion research.

The key strength of our network is the variety of members, disciplines, sectors and areas of expertise that creates a rich structure capable of sharing best practices and experience within our national Network, and with Networks of other countries.

Historical Background of your Network

The national Network in Albania joined the Anna LindhEuro-MediterraneanFoundation in 2008, approximately 12 years ago. The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs initially appointed theAlbanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations (AFALC) as the first Head of Network and its mandate was renewed in 2010.

The AFALC is a non-governmental organization created in July 17, 2007. Together with other similar initiatives worldwide, the AFALC responds to the broad consensus among nations, cultures and religious beliefs that all societies are inter-dependent in their endeavours for development, security and economic prosperity.

In February 2020, the AFALC was replaced as Head of Network by the Albanian Media Institute, appointed for three years.

Intercultural Dialogue in your country

The Republic of Albania ratified the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity on 17.11.2006 and since then, the Ministry of Culture of Albania and its public institutions have undertaken policies and plans to implement the obligations deriving from the Convention.

In broad terms, the main objective has been to  strengthen the role of culture in the policies and programmes compiled by the Ministry of Culture of Albania (MoC), which is the main institution responsible for implementing the Convention by strengthening the contribution of culture to sustainable development and increasing collaboration with other countries in the cultural dimension. At the same time, intercultural dialogue is being promoted through  the implementation of different  projects, awareness-raising activities and exchanges of good practices.

The MoC has increased its efforts to support the flourishing of cultural expressions according the principles of Article 2 of the Convention by:

  • establishing a yearly grant for financing of cultural activities
  • introducing schemes to promote artistic creativity
  • increasing international cooperation and intensifying cultural exchanges
  • creating the necessary conditions to preserve and transmit cultural expressions to future generations
  • involving the civil society and especially the youth in all cultural policy and legal framework debates
  • intensifying interministerial cooperation
  • supporting digitization of cultural expressions and their bearers
  •  
  • initiating and participating in exchange and artists-in-residence programs, as well as participating in EU related programs
  • increasing collaboration with the local government
  • increasing fund raising efforts and foreign investments

In addition to the government’s actions, attention to intercultural dialogue has also been given by civil society organizations, including members of our Network. These organizations have designed and implemented projects that lead young people on the path towards reconciliation and regional cooperation by using intercultural learning competences and non-violent communication. For example, IRCA has worked for several years to document cultural heritage in Albania and organized 34 open lectures and sessions in universities and schools, educating on intercultural dialogue and Roma Culture. Furthermore,RYCO is a supportive network for promoting cultural dialogue in Albania and its neighbours at the regional level.

To sum up, the intercultural and religious dialogue in Albania is reflected in the national Network and will be promoted throughout.

Albanian Centre for Oriental Studies (A.C.F.O.S.)

National Network
Albania
Address

"Bardhyl" Str., Pll. 13/A, Sh. 2, Ap. 5, Tirana-Albania
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355 4 234 42 14
E-Mail
acfos_albania@yahoo.com
E-Mail (2)
azemxheladini@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+355 69 24 76 219
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Religion
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information
We are an NGO and NPO organization on Oriental Studies. Our Center is established in 2007, in Tirana - Albania. Our Center is the first Center on Oriental Studies in Albania and has Cultural-Oriental ideas in its Program. "Albanian Center for Oriental Studies" has it’s Executive Director, who is responsible for all the decisions of different projects for the Center. Seminars, meetings, and training courses organized in cooperation with other international organizations are funded by the concerned organization in relations to its activities. There are no budgetary resources available.
Mission and Objectives

1. Saving the Oriental traditions in Albania.
2. The opening of a big Center for Oriental Studies.
3. The opening of a cultural magazine on Oriental Studies.
4. The opening of a special library about the publications in Oriental languages.
5. Making studies on connections of the Albanians with Oriental countries and make closely connections with Albanians who live or work in Oriental countries.
6. To open an Publishing House, non-profitable, serving to publish Oriental works.
7. To establish different connections with different Centers and Organizations inside and outside Albania, who have the same activity with Our Center.
8. The opening of an Institute for Oriental Studies.
9. To be concerned with the government for the opening of the branch of Oriental Studies at Faculty of Philology of Tirana University.
10. Contacting with people from all over the world, who work on Oriental field.
11. Preparation of seminars, projects and studies on Orientalism

Main Projects / Activities

1. Publishing of our Center’s magazine, called "URA" - "The Bridge", which goal is to be like a "Bridge" between Orient (East) and Occident (West) by means of Cultural partnerships.
2. As soon as possible the first exhibition on the personal oriental manuscripts, by the Orientalist Ermal Bega in Tirana-Albania
3. Some seminars and conferences on Oriental Studies in Albania
4. Publishing some books in Albania on Oriental Studies
5. Organization of some cultural trips in Albania and abroad to know more about the impact of Orient & Islam in Albania

Contact (1) Full Name
Ermal Bega
Head of the organisation
Ermal Bega (Executive Director)
Contact (2) Full Name
Azem Xheladini

Albanian Centre YMCA Tirana

National Network
Albania
Address

Blv. Bajram Curri, pall.3, Kat.2.
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355695610512
E-Mail
ymcatirana@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
eglalula@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+355695610512
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2009
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Religion
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information
YMCA Tirana is an Albanian non-governmental, non-profit organisation which aim is to empower young people, by assisting and strengthening communities’ development. YMCA Tirana was originally registered with the Tirana District court in 20.02.2009 under the name Albanian Centre for Community Integration and re-established in 13.10.2014 as Albanian Centre “YMCA Tirana”. It was made up by a group of young professions, which voluntary have offered different services and humanitarian aids to most vulnerable groups in Albania  
Mission and Objectives

YMCA Tirana provides services which address young people and communities’ needs in the following sectors: health, citizen and community education, environmental, social wellbeing, capacity building, public awareness and promoting their active participation in each step of development. Our aim is to give to young people opportunity to become leader and change maker in their community in order to live in the world where young generation will be active, and will have the possibilities to practice the skills in order to make changes in society. We believe in movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.

Main Projects / Activities

YMCA Tirana has organized different community based activities, including young people in order to increase their participation in local community for different issues related to their groups and community in general. Our volunteers putt efforts and work with different target groups of different cultures, in most problematic issues that concern our society, focusing mostly in making the young generation more active and coordinating these activities, using different creative methodologies and tools.  We are now in the second year of implementing  the project  “Youth advocacy on participatory government” in the frame of Global youth voice campaign, supported by UNFPA Albania, which is focused on building capacities of young people, students in high school, from suburbs or towns, in identifying youth related concerns and addressing to the local government units. They advocate for young people voice to be heard and their recommendations to be included in strategic LGU plans and budget. Within this project, we have organized a summer camp mixed with training sessions on participatory governance.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Involving in this network will improve and enrich the capacities of YMCA staff, volunteers and partners, but in the mean time will help the network with its experience in youth field, human rights, youth actions in national and international level. Being part of YMCA world Alliance, it is an additional value of our organization, which will be reflected in our profesional relations and will help in exchaning best experiences in international level. On the youth initiatives, we have been very active in international events and actually have submitted different partnerships with other YMCAs in Europe for building the capacities of young people in different fields. On this initiatives we can involve young people from your network, which will improve the quality of the services and national initiatives that network will be involved.  

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We will be exposed to enormous and amazing experience from the network members, their succeful projects and initiatives, their ways of working, and any other benefit we can easily adapte to albanian context.

Contact (1) Full Name
Eglantina Lula
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Eglantina Lula
Contact (2) Full Name
Albi Qato
Job Title (2)
Project coordinator

Albanian Club Via Egnatia

National Network
Albania
Address

Rruga Riza Cerova Nr 26
Rruga e Dibres Nr 126
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
00355 682032160
E-Mail
alclubviaegnatia@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
buki_reci@hotmail.com
Mobile Phone
00355 682032160
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Heritage
  4. International/Cultural relations
General Information

We are brand New Organisation wich is trying to grow everyday recruiting people tha are interested in Promoting Cultural&Natural Heritage trying to put in evidence what is an Historical&Environmental interes for the Public.Our main aim is to Promote such interests for a Sustainable Tourism&Economy.

Mission and Objectives

The Mission of A.C.V.E. is to Promote the Cultural,Hitorical&Environmental Tourism in Albania through sensibilisation and activitties that in their own aim has the developpment of backwarded Rural areas through sustainable Tourism and creating economy&jobs.

Main Projects / Activities

Published a Travel Book..The Antique Via EGNATIA...History,Events&Atractions.....Cultural&Environmental. Runing through History&Nature on Old Roman Route Via Egnatia in contact with Nature and hundreds years old Olive Trees

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Through information and sensibilisation of attractions that offers my Country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We share the same principals and aim...Sustainable Economy and Sustainable Tourism

Contact (1) Full Name
Bukurosh Reci
Job Title
Freelancer..Touristic Promoter
Head of the organisation
Bukurosh Reci

Albanian Diaspora Business Chamber

National Network
Albania
Address

Ibrahim Rugova, Nr 5, Sky tower, 13.3
1001
Albania
Albania

Telephone
+355699550250
E-Mail
linda.dervishaj@adbc.al
E-Mail (2)
lindadervishaj@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone
+355699550250
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2019
Fields of Activity
  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
General Information

The assemble 7 members, executive director, project expert, and executive assistant. It is created as a project of Albanian Diaspora Fund. It will be supported by the fund up to the end of the Year, and then it will be self sustainable. Promotion activities, for diaspora, networking capacity building.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to be a leading business advocacy organization which works on the regulatory, economic, legislative and civic foundations at the state and international levels to be a force for the long-term sustainability of the Diaspora engagement.

Main Projects / Activities

Our vision is to be the voice of Albania and the business community in terms of promoting strategic development and investment in Albania.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Exchange experience, and ideas in the dimension of innovation, economic development and diaspora business engagement.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

it will be an added value in terms of economic development and business innovation

Contact (1) Full Name
Linda Dervishaj
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Linda Dervishaj

Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations

National Network
Albania
Address

P.O.Box 8347
Bulv “Zogu I”, Pall.12 katesh (prane ZP)
Tirana
Albania

Telephone
+355 2235624
E-Mail
besnikmustafaj@afalc.org
E-Mail (2)
besnik@afalc.org
E-Mail (3)
eriola@afalc.org
Mobile Phone
00355 69 21 62 941
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Gender
  3. Heritage
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Religion
  8. Research
  9. Youth and education
General Information

1. The Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilization has the following organizational scheme: President, Board of Directors, Executive Director, Project Manager, Coordinators. Total nr. of staff employed is 5. 2. AFLTC budget is based on different projects. The annual turnover is approximately 20.000 Euro. 3. Funds, grants, donations offered in a transparent way from domestic and foreign private entities, by Albanian local or central government, foreign counterparts. 4. Projects, Seminars, trainings, workshops, round-tables, researches, publications. 5. Robert Schuman Foundation, Sorros Foundation, Emmbassy of Kingdom of Spain in Albania, Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Albanian Ministry of Science and Education.

Mission and Objectives

A fundamental part of “AFALC”’s goal is to highlight the Albanian heritage, the harmonious co– habitation among various religious communities, the identification and presentation to the public of problems, in the global context of relations between the world of Islam and the Western worldAFALC acts in accordance with the main principles of the Alliance of Civilisation of United Nations. Emigration, Youth, Education and Media are four main priority fields of the activity. The target of AFALC activity is opinion and policy – making through the following elements: - Devising adequate scenarios and drafting policies over inter – religious and inter – cultural dialogue. - Building up/joining/formalising groups of interest, at home and abroad, aimed at respecting the human rights and fundamental fredoms, on cross-religious, cross-cultural and inter-ethnic leve, in support of secularity as well. - Exposing the stereotypes and contradictions in debates between the world of Islam and the Western world. - Creating the frames for a successful alternative co-habitation, politically desirable and practically achieveable, based on the Albanian model. - Bringing together high state leaders, experts, civil society from Albania and various foreign countries, in order to build up strategies and implementation plans to overcome the prejudices and to exchange perceptions, wherever they prove to be wrong. - Encouraging the promotion of a new generation of politicians with a cultural background, communication skills and solid international bonds, who would work on a well – informed, fair and peaceful society. - Establishment of partnerships with other similar organizations on regional and world scale, as well as with prestigious educational institutions, in terms of drafting educational programs for the youth, which should serve as catalysts for social change. - Facilitation/mediation in the “ Euroislamic” dialogue on the region and Europe. - Re-approachment of various representatives of religious communites, on the basis of the Albanian model.

Main Projects / Activities

The main projects are the following: -Preparation and implementation of Albanian National Strategy in the framework of two years Plan of the “Alliance of Civilization”- in accordance with Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires -Historical relations between Albanian and Europe and its EU integration Perspective –Ministry of Science and Education -Identifying of Roma children minority that are not attending the obligatory education – Sorros Foundation Strengthen of managing capacity of roma business through fiscal assistance- Sorros Foundation The main activities are the following: -Seminar on Migration issues “Integration of Emigrants – A Common Challenge”- -Seminar: The Alliance of Civilization and the New Global Order

Contact (1) Full Name
Ms. Erjola Shaka
Head of the organisation
Ms. Erjola Shaka