Partnerships of NPOs and self-government: Together for more effective participation

Partners Albania launches the newest project “Partnerships of non-governmental organizations and self-government: Together for more effective participation”, in continuation of several previous initiatives with regard to fostering and improvement of the CSOs -Government partnership and cooperation.

Through a capacity building program, PA will strengthen the Albanian civil society organizations to use several mechanisms, that will contribute in influencing local policies and decision-making, through the implementation of monitoring and advocacy initiatives, thus contributing to the enhanced participation of CSOs, transparency, and accountability of local government and partnership among sectors.

The capacity building program, which consists of training and mentoring of CSOs, will be implemented according to the following calendar:


Training calendar        January – June 2018

Participatory Governance Training

  • January 18-19     →       Berat
  • February 6-7       →       Tirana
  • February 15-16   →       Kukës
  • May 31-June 1    →       Tirana


Advocacy and Lobbying Training

  • March 15-16     →        Kavaja
  • March 19-20    →        Vlora
  • April 12-13       →        Tirana
  • May 11              →        online
  • June 19-20       →        Tirana


Cooperative Planning Training

  • April 26-27 April   →   Tirana
  • June 5                      →   online
  • June 13-14              →   Korça


Participatory Policymaking Governance

  • June 21-22       →    Tirana
  • June 21-22       →    Vlora


 Community Mobilization

  • May 21                →   online


Participatory Governance Training for Local Government officials

  • June 14                 →    Korça


Application process and selection of participants

The program is open to civil society organizations from across the country. Interested candidates are invited to express their interest to participate stating the training topic and date/location, by sending an email to


The project “Partnerships of non-governmental organizations and self- government: Together for more effective participation” is implemented by Partners Albania in cooperation with Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS) and is financially supported by Slovak Aid – Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic.