Description of Project

In cooperation with SIPU International and Danish Institute for Human Rights, SKL International is carrying out a consultancy assignment for the Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman project. Democratic reform is critical to Albania’s transition to rule of law and the EU has identified an effective Ombudsman as an important step towards Albanian EU candidate status.

The overall objective of the project is to make the Ombudsman more effective in three strategic areas reflecting the organisational set-up and priorities of the institution whilst at the same time matching the European Commission Opinion on key priorities in Albanian governance reform:

  • Local government: Comprehensive awareness campaigns on access to justice in ten local regions, technical support to three new regional offices, transparency manuals and training for municipal and commune staff on human rights and conflict mediation. The consultancy work carried out by SKL International focuses on this project component
  • Prison and detentions: Better quality joint inspections with civil society partners and interdisciplinary teams, carried out to the scope of 80 per year and complemented by training of staff, new publishing initiatives and international experience exchange
  • Civil society and media: National Civil Society Network to be chaired by the Ombudsman and involved in inspections, case review and publicity efforts with Media Professionals Network to engage in two-way dialogue and media co-productions

Description of Services provided

  • Strategic plan
  • Training and capacity development activities
  • Activity plans for the projects three main components
  • Support to Coordination and procurement
  • IT needs assessment
  • Support to development of analysis and Progress reports
  • Preparation for Steering Committee meetings
  • Support to Involvement of civil society partners

Contact: Paul Dixelius, Project Manager, paul.dixelius@skl.se

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  • Technical Assistance in Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Ongoing Projects

    In cooperation with SIPU International and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, SKL International is carrying out a consultancy assignment for the Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman project. Democratic reform is critical to Albania’s transition to rule of law and the EU has identified an effective Ombudsman as an important step towards Albanian EU candidate status. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Albanian Ombudsman to enable more efficient service delivery of its established mandates.

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    Project details

    Countries
    Albania
    Origin of funding
    Danish International Development Agency (Danida)
    Budget
    10 000 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    20%
    Partners / Consortium
    SIPU International, Danish Institute for Human Rights
    Duration
    2012-2015
  • Development of Albanian Association of Communes (DAAC) Feasibility Study, Implementation Phase and Phase-out Decentralisation EU Integration Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    DAAC supported the Albanian Association of Communes (AAC) to set up sustainable structures and systems to become an efficient and effective organization that represents and provides services to rural local authorities in Albania. The overall rationale of the phase-out is to further strengthen AAC to become financially and operationally self-sufficient, whilst also

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    Project details

    Countries
    Albania
    Origin of funding
    Sida
    Budget
    3 000 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    40% (implementation phase), 100% (phase-out)
    Partners / Consortium
    VNG and FLAG (implementation phase)
    Duration
    2004 -2012
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