National conference “The role of civil society organizations, central and local government and active groups active in the implementation of participatory budgeting in Albania”.
In conclusion of its two year initiative aimed to increase the participation and influence of CSOs and interest groups in the process of participatory budgeting at local and central level , Partners Albania in cooperation with the Olof Palme International Center and the support of the Swedish Government organized on January 17, 2017 in Tirana, the national conference “The role of civil society organizations, central and local government and active groups active in the implementation of participatory budgeting in Albania”.
The event brought together key stakeholders in the implementation process of participatory budgeting at central and local level, to discuss the achievements, challenges and problems encountered in the implementation of this process, and to provide recommendations for improvement, toward a better governance at all levels.
Key speakers at the conference were officials of the municipalities of Vlora, Lezha and Elbasani, representatives of civil society organizations involved in the process of participatory budgeting, donors and experts who discussed the cooperation of CSOs with local and central institutions, legal and institutional mechanisms, as well as intersectoral collaboration practices on implementation of participatory budgeting at central and local government.
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