ERIC Number: ED467623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Albania: Civic Education and Parliamentary Training, April 1, 1994 to June 30, 1999. Final Report.
National Democratic Inst. for International Affairs, Washington, DC.
From April 1994 through December 1998, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) worked with civic organizations, parliament, and political parties to conduct democratic development programs in Albania. NDI conducted education programs in cooperation with its Albanian partner organization, the Society for Democratic Culture (SDC). In addition, NDI and SDC made significant contributions to Albanian electoral processes during this period. With guidance from NDI, SDC designed and implemented civic awareness programs to help educate citizens and elected officials on issues such as the role of women in politics, local government administration, and community organizing. SDC reached citizens across the country using nationwide television broadcasts, radio transmissions, public meetings, and a monthly newsletter. Since 1992, it has consistently mobilized thousands of volunteers to monitor the election process. Recognizing the need for public participation in the democratic system and dialogue on policy questions, NDI worked to foster communication among and between Albanian citizens and elected officials by conducting programs focusing on members of Parliament, political party leaders, and government officials. NDI's programming was severely limited due to separate crises in 1997 and 1998 that prompted NDI to close its Tirana (Albania) office on both occasions. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Democratic Inst. for International Affairs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Albania