Fostering civic engagement in Albania

Projekt abgeschlossen
Civil gathering in Albania
A civil gathering in Albania. ©FDFA FDFA

Civic engagement in Albania is low. The relationship between citizens and local authorities is still not based on accountability, transparency and participation. Corruption is pervasive while checks and balances are weak and under utilised.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Steuerung der öffentlichen Finanzen
Menschenrechte (inkl. Frauenrechte)
15.10.2013 - 30.06.2019
CHF  6’900’000

To this end, the LëvizAlbania Project aims to enhance local democracy by activating drivers of change such as media, civil society and citizen groups. Civic engagement and demand for accountability develop through a bottom-up and genuine process. LëvizAlbania enables civil society actors - including marginalised citizens - to have a voice, to exercise control over and engage in dialogue with local authorities thereby increasing the latter’s responsiveness and accountability.


Albanian population benefits from an improved democracy at local level.


Local communities


Civil organisations 

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

  1. Increase the influence of civil actors in local priority setting, decision making, and oversight of local authorities
  2. Establish mechanisms and factors that foster local democracy



Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

















Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Ostzusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    6’900’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    6’762’902
Projektphasen Phase 2 01.07.2019 - 30.09.2023   (Completed)

Phase 1 15.10.2013 - 30.06.2019   (Completed)