AEED Updates 2016Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, December 12, 2016 18:13:23
Chicago-Kent College of Law, a law
school IIT, located in a very heart of Chicago, offer an exceptional
opportunity for lawyers - to get US LL.M in Chicago with scholarship.
The special feature of the program
is that one may start his / her LL.M study in Athens, Greece (where School of
American Law is functioning since May 2016) and finish LL.M study in Chicago in
one semester and earn US LL.M with this blended structure of master’s study.
To qualify for the scholarship, student must have a GPA at
This year, Chicago-Kent College of
Law announces enrolment for LLM study for Albanian lawyers with the special
- One Full (100%) tuition
scholarship for LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago;
- Two 50% tuition scholarships for
study in Athens;
- 75 % tuition scholarship for
each student - each graduate will receive 75% tuition scholarship for
one-semester LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Detailed information is available
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Thu, September 01, 2016 19:12:55
Dear Madam, dear Sir,
we would like to draw your attention to the fact that
the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs is offering 5 SCHOLARSHIPS for
graduates who are nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon,
Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey to attend the
Diploma and Master in Advanced European Studies 2016/2017 at the European
College of Parma, Italy.
Deadline for submitting the application is 11
September 2016 at 12 a.m. (Italian time).
Graduates from the above countries are invited to
submit their applications by the above specified deadline following the
procedure described below (both step 1 and step 2 are necessary):
• STEP 1 : Online application via the website of the
Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs:http://borseonline.esteri.it/ (open the
web page, log in to the Subscription Form, create an account, fill in the
online form sections, upload the requested documents etc., check the whole form
and submit it as required therein)
• STEP 2: Submission of the College’s Application
Form (attached hereto) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
More detailed information on the scholarship can be
requested at the Italian Embassies in each of the above countries.
Please find below an introductive description to the
Diploma and Master programme. Further information is available on our website
www.europeancollege.it (email@example.com ; tel. +39 0521 207525).
We would be grateful if you could forward this
message to potentially interested candidates, who can of course contact us for
any further information they may need.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and send
our very best regards.
European College of Parma Foundation
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, February 15, 2016 16:40:44
The Energy Community Secretariat will hold the first Civil Society Day at its seat in Vienna on 21 June 2016. The event’s organisation follows the 2015 Decision of the Energy Community Ministerial Council on strengthening the role of civil society in the Energy Community Process. The event is designed to increase the transparency of the activities of Energy Community Institutions and provide a forum for dialogue on issues that matter to civil society stakeholders in the Energy Community.
The first Civil Society Day will have a special focus on Energy Community energy efficiency and environment acquis as well as reform of the Energy Community.
Registration for the event is now open.
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Sat, February 06, 2016 13:09:25
Tirana,11 February, from 10:00 AM
Vendi i organizimit:
Hotel Grand (St. Ismail Qemali)
Personi i kontaktit:
The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in through the Regional Environmental Center (REC), Albaina invites partners and interested actors on a consultative meeting on the process for preparing a Country Programme Strategy (CPS) for the Operational Phase 6 (OP6) 2014-2018 of The GEF.
The event will take place in Tirana, Hotel Grand (St. Ismail Qemali) on Thursday 11 February, from 10:00 AM.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the new approach of the GEF/SGP and the already identified focus areas of the new strategy. The participants will have the chance to express their views and provide input on how the new strategy will address the country needs in the areas of:
2. Climate Change,
3. Persistent Organic Pollutants – POPs/ Chemicals,
4. Land Degradation/ Sustainable Land Management and
5. International waters
Therefore, state institutions, NGOs, Donor community, experts and representatives of the large projects in the related fields are invited to participate.
Please confirm you participation by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides non-governmental and community-based organizations (NGOs/CBOs) in developing countries with grants to enable them to tackle global environmental challenges while addressing local sustainable development needs. SGP is a GEF corporate programme, implemented by UNDP and executed by UNOPS. SGP Albania started financing projects in 1998. Since then, it has succeeded in funding and providing technical support for 231 grant projects.
In its 6th Operational Phase (OP6) which will be under implementation during 2015 to 2018, SGP has the following objective: “to support the creation of global environmental benefits and the safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action”.
A key element of SGP’s implementation in OP6 will be the development of landscape approaches within countries to better focus grant-making and promote strategic programming and clustering of small grant projects with the aim to achieve greater impact and lead to synergies and opportunities for scaling up. Depending on size and context of countries, as well as available funding for grant-making, countries may select one or more landscapes within which community projects will be supported. SGP will focus on supporting and coordinating concrete actions at the grassroots level by providing small-scale finance for local community-led projects within given priority landscapes, to achieve landscape-scale impacts in developing countries. SGP will also review, analyze, and codify results of these on-the-ground actions to distill and disseminate lessons which can be used for replication within the country and in other parts of the world.
Another key element of SGP’s approach in OP6 will be to enhance its role as a Grantmaker+ by strategically planning for the provision of services needed for achievement of greater portfolio impact, this may be done through selective use of capacity development grants as well as non-grant support services, networks and partnerships.
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Fri, January 29, 2016 00:28:50
of the Energy Community and European Union (EU) have committed to binding
renewable energy targets and adopted National Renewable Energy Action Plans
(NREAPs) to achieve their respective targets by 2020. In 2013, the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a workshop on Renewable
Energy in South East Europe, for which background reports were prepared on NREAPs,
renewable power financing, transmission infrastructure priorities and
adoption of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from
renewable sources by the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in 2012,
annual workshops were held to share knowledge, experience and best practices in
the implementation of the Directive in both, the EU and Energy Community
members. In 2015, the Energy Community Secretariat published the first progress
report on renewable energy development, assessing the slow progress and
indicating some countries are at risk of not meeting their targets in 2020 if
some policies are not revised.
context, IRENA has recently launched a project to assess a technical potential
for cost-effective renewable energy generation in South East Europe (SEE) by
2020 and beyond. It covers members of the Energy Community (Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova,
Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine) as well as the European Union member countries of
the region (Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia).
project will assess potential to develop the full range of renewable energy
technologies in the region, and in particular to develop solar PV systems, the
costs of which have declined dramatically since the time that the National
Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) of South East Europe were prepared. It
will also analyse barriers to achieving region’s renewable energy potential and
ways to overcome these barriers, including innovative financing mechanisms for
renewable power systems.
The aim of
the IRENA’s project is to identify priority actions that could contribute to
the achievement of the region’s renewable energy targets by 2020 and ensure an
adequate role for renewables in the energy development strategies to 2030 and
2050. In this regard, it is envisaged that the outcomes of the project could
provide useful input to the prospective review process of the NREAPs.
aims to present and collect feedback from the region on the preliminary
findings of the PhaseI implementation of the project. This covers part related
to quantitative assessment of photovoltaic power potential for cost-effective
renewable energy options in SEE and qualitative assessment of overall renewable
power potential. It will also present innovative financing arrangements for
renewable energy projects, such as cooperative financing and crowdfunding.
following outcomes are expected:
factual information and preliminary findings of the report are verified and
completed; additional case examples are provided as input to the report.
Stakeholder consultative process enhances the engagement of countries in the
coordination is established with the key regional energy players to cooperate
in the next phases of the project implementation.
is provided in the context of the possible review of the renewable energy
technology mix in the members of the Energy Community to be on track to meet
the 2020 renewable energy targets in the most cost-effective way
Format of the event
workshop will be implemented in an interactive manner with the participants to
ensure successful collection of their feedback on the preliminary findings of
the project. The event will be implemented in the form of three panel
discussions preceded by scene-setting presentation(s). The discussions will be
enriched with the presentation of good practices across the region and Europe.
50 participants are envisaged from governments, electric utilities,
transmission system operators, regulatory authorities, financial institutions
and development partners, international and regional organizations, and other
renewable energy stakeholders.
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, November 16, 2015 10:58:39
++ What is the Western Balkans Fund (WBF)? ++
WBF is a cooperation platform between the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia), set up by the successful model of the International Visegrad Fund.
++ What purpose WBF activity will serve? ++
The purpose of the WBF is to promote common values and develop regional cooperation between citizens, civil society and institutions of the Western Balkans region, providing a concrete "people-to-people" approach for the populace of the member countries.
WBF objectives will be drafted in cooperation with civil society actors and based on common priorities of the countries of Western Balkans.
WBF will finance projects in various fields of common interest such as education, environment, human rights, culture, youth exchanges, cross-border and regional youth cooperation.
++ How will WBF operate? ++
WBF will operate through support and co-financing of small and medium projects in Western Balkan countries. According to the model of the Visegrad Fund, the mechanism of application for funding will be simple and accessible from a wide spectrum of actors ranging from individuals to the youth organizations, regional civil society networks, academic and research institutes, etc.
++ Where will WBF headquarters be? ++
WBF is the first regional initiative based in the capital of Albania. Its offices will be in Tirana and the first Executive Director of the organization will be an Albanian diplomat with experience in the field of regional initiatives. WBF Secretariat will be established with the technical assistance of the Visegrad Fund and will work through coordination of annual priorities of Western Balkan countries.
++ What are the expectations for the WBF activity? ++
WBF will increase interaction between different actors in the region by strengthening the common values of society and regional cooperation in various fields of common interest.
Regional projects will contribute to the growth of the potential of civil society and the exchange of experiences between different actors in the region.
++Çfarë është Fondi i Ballkanit Perëndimor (FBP)?++
FBP është një platformë bashkëpunimi mes vendeve të Ballkanit Perëndimor (Shqipëria, Bosnje-Hercegovina, Kosova, Mali i Zi, Maqedonia dhe Serbia), e ngritur sipas modelit të suksesshëm të Fondit Ndërkombetar të Vishegradit.
++Cili është qëllimi i aktivitetit të FBP?++
Qëllimi i FBP është promovimi i vlerave të përbashkëta dhe zhvillimi i bashkëpunimit rajonal mes qytetarëve, shoqerisë civile dhe institucioneve të rajonit të Ballkanit perëndimor, duke siguruar një qasje konkrete “people-to-people” për popujt e vendeve anëtare.
Objektivat e FBP-se do të hartohen në bashkëpunim me aktorët e shoqërise civile dhe do të bazohen mbi prioritetet e përbashkëta të vendeve të Ballkanit Perëndimor.
FBP do të financoje projekte të fushave të ndryshme me interes të përbashkët si: edukimi, mjedisi, të drejtat e njeriut, kultura, shkëmbimet ndërkufitare dhe bashkëpunimi rinor rajonal.
++Si do të funksionojë FBP?++
FBP do të funksionojë nëpërmjet mbështetjes dhe bashkëfinancimit të projekteve të vogla dhe të mesme në vendet e Ballkanit Perëndimor. Sipas modelit të Fondit të Vishegradit, mekanizmi i aplikimit për financim do të jetë i thjeshtë dhe aksesueshëm nga një gamë e gjerë aktorësh duke filluar nga individët deri tek organizatat rinore, rrjetet rajonale të shoqerisë civile, institutet kërkimore dhe akademike etj.
++Ku do të jenë zyrat qendrore të FBP?++
FBP është iniciativa e parë rajonale me qendër në kryeqytetin e Shqipërisë. Zyrat e FBP do të jenë në Tiranë dhe Drejtori i parë Ekzekutiv i organizatës do të jetë një diplomat shqiptar me experiencë në fushën e iniciativave rajonale. Sekretariati i FBP do të ngrihet me asistencen teknike të Fondit të Vishegradit dhe do të punojë nëpërmjet koordininimit të prioriteteve vjetore të Vendeve tē Ballkanit Perëndimor.
++Cilët janë pritshmëritë e aktivitetit të FBP?++
FBP do të rrisë ndërveprimin e aktorëve të ndryshëm në rajon duke përforcuar vlerat e përbashkëta të shoqërisë dhe bashkëpunimin rajonal në fusha të ndryshme me interes të përbashkët.
Projektet rajonale do të kontribuojnë në rritjen e potencialeve të shoqērisë civile dhe shkëmbimin e eksperiencave të aktorëve të ndryshëm në rajon.
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Thu, November 05, 2015 20:42:43
Deadline for applications: 10 November 2015 | Training: “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”
To support the development of civil society sector in Albania, TACSO Albania Office will organize the three days training on “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”. The purpose of this activity is to increase the capacity of the staff and board members of CSOs in organizational development, strategic planning, development of internal operational systems, board and staff development, fundraising, public and media relations with CSOs, etc.
This activity will be attended by 15 organizations, which will be represented by two representatives from executive staff and governing board.
The organizations of Civil Society from all regions of Albania are invited to apply for participation in this workshop. Priority will be given to small, newly established organizations and those operating in rural areas of Albania.
The training will be held in the region of Gjirokastra, during 25-27 November 2015. All the expenses of the selected participants in this training will be covered by TACSO Project.
The organizations that will express their interest to participate should send the CV of the organization together with the CV of their representatives to the e-mail:email@example.com until 10 November 2015.
Only the selected organizations will be contacted related to the agenda and other logistic issues.
AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Thu, November 05, 2015 18:54:11
In its strategy towards EU membership, Albania has been firmly engaged in the Berlin Process. This commitment has been translated in numerous political declarations, statements, memorandums of understanding, bilateral and multilateral agreements and different regional cooperation projects.
In the aftermath of the Western Balkans Summit held in Vienna in August 2015, the political commitments leave the place to the implementation phase. Beside the civil society which for the first time sit side by side with WB6 leaders in the Vienna talks, new actors enter the scene such as public administration in charge of preparing the connectivity projects; banks, international financial and donor institutions in charge of financing; business community, etc.
Once the political importance and commitment has been stated, project preparation, financing, implementation and monitoring take the priority. This phase requires a more intense communication and explanation campaign, so that the interested actors, and over all, the citizens gain a comprehensive understanding and provide their support
to the ongoing process.
In this framework of intense and multi-faceted regional cooperation, ShtetiWeb has launched in March 2015, the Observatory of Regional Integration. This structure offers a platform for the observation, collection of empirical data, analysis and promotion of regional integration, in the context of cross-border, transnational and inter-regional cooperation in the Western Balkans.
The conference “Albania in the Berlin Process: Fall 2015 Stocktaking and Recommendations” is the next step in the strategy of ShtetiWeb designed to contribute to the EU integration of Albania. It aims to delve further in the policy-making arena by providing an independent assessment of one of the most important and challenging endeavours in which Albania is currently involved.
Concretely the conference will present the context and rationale of the Berlin Process; its interaction with the EU accession strategy; the main position of the national actors; the implementation mechanisms (such as National Investment Council, Single Sector Working Groups, Single Project Pipeline, etc.), as well as provide a critical assessment of the achieved progress since Berlin Conference. Furthermore, the speakers will discuss on the goals set in the Vienna Summit and the ways in which the main stakeholders intend to achieve them for an efficient preparation for the Paris Summit in 2016.
The Tirana Conference will bring together policy-makers, business community, academia, think tanks, civil society, media, etc. from Albania as well as from the Western Balkans region. Each session of the conference will be followed by a question and answers space, where participants can discuss with the experts and politicians.
The proceedings of the Tirana Conference will be published in a Policy Paper, and shared among the interested stakeholders in Albania and in the Western Balkans region. This conference opens up the cycle of activities for civil society to contribute to evidence-based policy-making.