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Following the coronavirus money trail in Albania

2021-01-13T11:59:21+00:00January 12th, 2021|Financial oversight, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

In Albania, as in most other countries in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic posed an unusual health emergency that directly or indirectly affected the wellbeing of the citizens, economy, and other social processes. The government had to quickly adjust many decisions, including the state annual budget to address the problems and effects caused by the [...]

Civic movements in Albania: An agent of change

2021-01-20T10:14:29+00:00January 6th, 2021|Citizen engagement, Civil Society Space, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

Since the democratic transition in Albania in 1990, the country has gone through many reform processes, but it has not experienced an extensive growth of social (civic) movements.  Nevertheless, in recent years social movements arising around new causes are propelling progressive ideas into the public domain.    Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) has released a study which assesses the dynamics and potential of the most prominent social (civic) movements in Albania. The study provides an insight into their [...]

WFD in Serbia helps political parties improve their digital communication

2021-02-18T10:24:32+00:00December 28th, 2020|Political Parties, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

WFD in Serbia promoted its new ''Guide to Digital Political Communication'' which provides instructions on the different modes of digital communication for the content that political parties produce, aiming to help them improve their communication with the younger population. A short video was also created to depict how vital it is to learn the digital [...]

The role of civil society and media in crises management in Albania

2021-01-19T12:25:34+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

Albania has dealt with two major crises during the period between 2019 and 2020. The devastating earthquake of November 26th, 2019 caused 51 casualties and thousands of people lost their shelter. While the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the country in March 2020 has caused 1066 casualties until mid-December 2020. Civil society and media in the [...]

Second Report on the Parliamentary Response to COVID-19 and States of Emergency (SoE) in the Western Balkans

2020-11-11T09:50:46+00:00November 11th, 2020|Parliamentary, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

The outbreak of COVID-19 is proving to be an unprecedented global crisis which is causing virtually all public institutions and authorities to respond and to act. Our experience with the Human Rights and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN) shows that parliaments are no exception as they employ their capacities to [...]

WFD initiates PLS processes in the Western Balkans to help improve legislation

2020-11-02T09:00:35+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Legislative Scrutiny, Parliamentary, Post-Legislative Scrutiny|

Our Human Right and and Gender Equality Network of Committees (HUGEN) in the Western Balkans is working on improving regional cooperation between eight parliaments, adopting best international practise related to human rights and gender legislation but also on enhancing parliamentary oversight. Therefore, one of the first joint activities of HUGEN is the piloting the post-legislative [...]

Parliamentary Budget Office in North Macedonia presents their work and their first analysis to new MPs

2021-01-25T09:32:04+00:00September 21st, 2020|Financial oversight, Uncategorized, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

The Parliamentary Budget Office in North Macedonia established with the support of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy by the end of 2019 organised its first presentation to the members of parliament. The PBO presented its work and their first analysis оn the latest macroeconomic indicators to the newly established Parliament in the country. The presentation [...]

Call for consultants: Research paper on internal migrations of youth in Serbia

2020-11-02T13:39:29+00:00September 14th, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

No longer accepting applications. Introduction In Serbia, but also in the Western Balkans region, emigration trends are undoubtedly worrying and public discourse on youth emigration is often oversimplified. Youth emigration is one of the most urgent issues to be tackled in the coming period. Some of the world’s fastest shrinking and ageing countries are in South-East Europe. According to […]

Call for Post Legislative Scrutiny Research for the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

2020-09-07T08:39:29+00:00September 3rd, 2020|WFD Request for Proposal|

September 4th, 2020 Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage local consultant/s to conduct post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) review and write the post legislative scrutiny report for the Law No. 05/L-021 on Protection from Discrimination, Official Gazette 16/2015, adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo. PLS report will be conducted as part [...]