WFD research identified five key skills and three qualities which are utilised by parliamentarians to support inclusive change.
Young people losing their position in Albania’s upcoming elections
WFD in Albania aims to improve the participation of young people in the political life in the country through supporting the efforts of youth wigs of main political parties. To gain a better understanding of their position in the upcoming elections of Aril 2021, our office in Tirana supported the organization Qëndresa Qyterare (Civic Resistance) to monitor and analyse the representation of young people (18-29 years) in the MP candidates’ lists for the 3 main parties: Democratic Party, Socialist Party and Socialist Movement for Integration.
The total number of young candidates on the lists for MPs in the elections of April 25 is 54. This number represents 50 candidates less than the number of candidates pertaining to this age group who ran in the parliamentary elections of 2017, which marks a significant setback for the political aspirations of youth in the country.
The number of young women competing for an MP chair has increased, and there are 35 girls and 19 young men as candidates, compared to 41 young women and 63 young men in 2017.
The average age of young candidates for the 3 political parties in the 2021 elections is 26 years old, while in the 2017 elections, this average was 25 years old.
Retaining its most valuable resource? Western Balkan countries lose up to 2.46 billion eur annually due to youth emigration
The Western Balkans countries have a long history of emigration but trends in recent years we have shown increasing numbers of young people leaving and based on many reports the levels are among the highest in the world. While there have been many causes attributed to this complex phenomenon there has not been research into […]
WFD published an analysis looking into the impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities in North Macedonia, produced by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. The analysis was presented to the public in June 2021, in the presence of Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Jagoda Shahpaska and British Deputy Ambassador Dominic Otway. The […]