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Retaining its most valuable resource? Western Balkan countries lose up to 2.46 billion eur annually due to youth emigration

2021-09-01T08:36:38+00:00August 31st, 2021|Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

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 [...]

How much does youth emigration cost Kosovo?

2021-06-28T10:51:01+00:00June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In cooperation with Democracy Plus, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy published the study on “Cost of youth Emigration” on Kosovo, which is a first ever analysis to provide data on how much does Kosovo loose due to young people leaving the country. This study shows that Kosovo shares the fate of the region in terms [...]

WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2021-05-11T07:18:49+00:00May 11th, 2021|Elections, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Women’s Political Leadership|

The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top positions and elected offices. When a country has a higher representation of women in politics, the effects are multi-fold, resulting [...]

Albania: National security and the protection of human rights during emergency situations

2021-04-27T09:15:32+00:00April 27th, 2021|Human Rights, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

Last year, many countries were faced with COVID-19 pandemic that provoked serious emergency health and national crises. Managing the pandemic and its consequences has been the most important task of the governments across the globe.  Most countries implemented temporary measures of quarantine that limited certain human rights. In particular, the freedom of movement and assembly [...]

PLS in the Western Balkans Parliaments

2021-04-13T08:08:29+00:00April 13th, 2021|Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Parliaments in the Western Balkans are often seen as solely legislative bodies since they mainly focus on debates and legislation adoption.  Oversight is often limited to budget oversight and very little effort is put into organising effective oversight over the law implementation processes. Recently, parliaments in the Western Balkan region have been introduced to the [...]

Young people losing their position in Albania’s upcoming elections

2021-04-08T15:26:20+00:00April 4th, 2021|Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

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) [...]

In North Macedonia, young people are on the electoral lists, but rarely on wining positions

2021-03-24T14:45:19+00:00March 24th, 2021|Research, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

The average age of candidates for MPs on the parliamentary elections in North Macedonia held in 2020 was 42,5 years. Even though young people have a relatively high number of candidates (19,17% under 29 years), they were more often on positions with lower chances to win an MP seat. These are some of the findings [...]

Not just a décor: A better placed youth in Montenegrin politics

2021-03-22T17:20:09+00:00March 21st, 2021|Elections, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, Young People’s Leadership and Engagement|

It is often emphasized worldwide that young people are our future – but we often forget to pay enough attention to the face that young people are also our present. In Montenegro, this is evident in almost all aspects of life, politics included. Montenegin democracy needs young leaders to bring in the energy and enthusiasm [...]

Making the right to vote accessible to all: PWDs observe the parliamentary elections in North Macedonia

2021-04-13T08:14:34+00:00March 18th, 2021|Human Rights, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

The right to vote is unfortunately still not completely accessible to all citizens in North Macedonia. 76 percent of voting stations have stairs and on half of them (49% percent) there are no access ramps. One third of access ramps cannot be used, due to improper inclination and width. These are some of the findings [...]