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30 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 41256)  

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Title To establish the Inter-institutional Working Group 
Description The meeting aims at constituting the Inter-institutional Working Group, the project advisory body with regard to legislation/policy/practices improvement, institutional capacity building and awareness rising.
Status Completed 
Date 16/05/2016 - 20/05/2016 
Location Albania
Countries CoE Members: Albania
  Joint Programme Activity - Albania HR&AD
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Albania HR&AD - Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection (HR) and anti-discrimination (AD)    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 0 - 2015/DG I/JP/2969   Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination
Expected Result 0.2 - Improved human rights and anti-discrimination legal framework and policies.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.1 – Protection of Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.1.3  Enhancing the effectiveness of the ECHR system at national and European level

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Small scale meeting 
Directorate Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law 
CoE Contact ,   email
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 41256) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The 1st Inter-Institutional Working Group Meeting took place in Tirana on 16 May 2016. The aim of this meeting, arranged in the wake of the adoption and establishment of the Project’s Steering Committee, was to adopt and discuss the technical and operational details of the Inter-institutional Working Group, which will provide technical advice/expertise in order to improve the current legislation, policies and practices, to help build capacities of partner institutions and to assist in raising public awareness. The purpose was also to discuss at length the immediate priorities lying ahead of project’s partner institutions. 
Output/Results Main outcomes of the meeting:

- Meeting agenda was adopted;
- The mandate and operational modalities of the Inter-Institutional working group were approved;
- It was agreed to extend the Inter-institutional WG representation to other institutions and to decide on its composition depending on the issues at stake. It was agreed that the representation of institutions in WG meetings/activities needs to contribute with meaningful expert discussions and advice to the project implementation;
- Both the CPD and People’s advocate representatives proposed selection of locations of the three pilot CPD desks; namely the representatives of the CPD proposed Shkodra, Gjirokastra and Korça, and the People’s Advocate representatives offered to use any of its existing regional offices. Taking into consideration that there is no PA regional office in Korca, it was agreed for one of the pilot desks to be established there. For the remaining two offices, in Shkodra and Gjirokastra, both institutions need to further discuss as to the manner of arrangement for those Pilot desks and come up with concrete proposals. It should be kept in mind that the purpose of the pilot desks is to strengthen the CPD outreach in the regions;
- Specific training needs were identified. The needs will be examined into further detail;
- It was agreed that it would be beneficial to involve research institutions/universities in the implementation of the project. A list of research institutions/universities will be provided by the partner institutions by 30 May 2016;
- It was agreed that the WG internal cooperation strategic plan would be discussed in the next meeting.
- It was agreed for the WG meetings to be chaired on a rotational basis by the partner institutions, with the project supporting with financial issues, consultancy and interpretation;
- The project will consider new proposal coming from partner institutions and will give its feedback as soon as possible;
- The next inter-institutional working group meeting will take place by mid-July.
Conclusions/Follow Up Follow-up actions:

- Further details on introducing an anti-discrimination module to Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA) will be forwarded to the project via e-mail;
- A paper of comments on the need for legal amendments will be submitted to the project by the CPD;
- The completed list with various NGOs active in the area will be submitted to the project by 30 May 2016; A list of Research institutions/Universities will be submitted to the project by 30 May 2016;
- Regulations on the drafting of Strategies on a Government level will be submitted to the project by the Ministry of Welfare;
- Details of Communication Strategies will be further discussed in meetings prior to the relevant activities;
- Details of an inter-institutional WG cooperation strategy will be prepared and discussed in the next WG meeting;
- Modalities for the establishment of the pilot desks to be further discussed and agreed between the CPD and the People’s Advocate;
- The project will discuss internally requests for assistance and provide feedback to the concerned institutions;
- The project will continue to meet with partner institutions in order to further discuss all the above-mentioned issues.
Participants Participants in the meeting:

Council of Europe:

Ms Tea Jaliashvili, Project Team Leader
Ms Rodika Goci, Senior Project Officer;
Ms Alba Kokalari, Project Linguistic Assistant;
Ms Rudina Leksani, Project Assistant.

Delegation of the European Union to Albania (EUD):

Mr Alessandro Angius, Programme Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Albania;

Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth

Ms Valbona Gogu, Chief of Sector, European Integration and Projects Directorate;
Ms Brunilda Dervishaj, Specialist at the Social Inclusion and Gender Equality Directorate.

People’s Advocate:

Ms Mimoza Morina, Assistant/Commissioner;
Ms Ira Papagjika, Assistant/Commissioner.

Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination:

Ms Vilfrida Bushati, Director of Inspection and Investigation Department;
Ms Blerina Pirani, Specialist of the Directorate of Legal and Procedural Affairs and Foreign Relations. 
Consultants/Experts n/a 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 11 
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