30 May 2007
Dialog civil society - government aiming at the reduction of informality

11 May 2007
Second report on the activity of Albanian Parliament is published

4 April 2007
Memorandum of the farmers for exports complying European standards

29 March 2007
Monitoring of the parliamentary process of drafts law debating

28 March 2007
The civil society is in favor of the creation of a state committee against blood feud

16 March 2007
Monitoring of the migration strategy

26 February 2007
Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

18-20 February 2007
Parallel counting of votes

13 February 2007
The Civil Society demands the relaxation of conflictuality of the election campaign

3 February 2007
Local elections 2007 online by the MJAFT Movement

30 January 2007
Seminar on “Improving public transportation in the region of Tirana”

23 Janauary 2007
Memorandum of civil society to protect its own constitutional rights

18 January 2007
Call of the civil society for a civilized election campaign

22 December 2007
Winners announced for the “Public-private partnership” contest

19 December 2006
Workshop "Albania's Interim Agreement with the EU and its effects on the Albanian Business"

1 December 2006
Debate of the civil society about
the new draft law concerning the State Police

21 November 2006
Presenting the findings of the survey “Albania and the EU – Perceptions and Realities”

18 November 2006
The Conference “Albania and Greece – Mutual perceptions”

6-10 November 2006
Seminar on the challenges of European Integration

3 November 2006
Debate about book policies in the countries of Western Balkans

3 November 2006
AUBG closes recruitment ceremony with fourth-grade students of high schools in Tirana

1 November 2006

Organization that builds school
wins case against Albanian government

14 October 2006
Standards in pre-university education

10 October 2006

Presentation of the monitoring report ivote.com - January-July 2006

16 September 2006

Historical turns and the return of memory

30 January 2007

The quality and management of public transportation is one of the permanent challenges facing any metropolitan center. In the conditions of the intensive development that the city of Tirana is going through, it became evident that public transportation, already a decentralized function of the local government units, should become the object of well designed research and studies in order to identify the problems, priorities and possible solutions towards rationalization as the pre-requisite for a more effective service. As a follow up in a series of activities, the Institute for the Development of Habitat (Co-Plan) and the Network of Open Society for Albania (NOSA) organized on 30 January the Seminar “Improving public transportation in the region of Tirana”. The organizers introduced the findings and results from the implementation of the project “Inter commune cooperation and regional development”. Specifically, this seminar was to present the findings of questionnaires from the region of Tirana.

The participants, i.e. leaders and experts from the  Prefecture and the Municipality of Tirana, the Institute for Transport Studies,  members of NGOs and environment leaders discussed on the necessity of consolidating public services in the region in order to avoid fragmentation. They appreciated unanimously the setting up of a Metropolitan Authority for Tirana for the purpose of enforcing standardized services for citizens. The greatest advantage of having such an authority is to relieve the heavy traffic in Tirana and to reduce pollution levels by 25 per cent.  The Co-Plan survey involved more than 2000 people. Non-users of public transport responded by an overwhelming 60 per cent that they would use public transportation if improvements were made. According to the same study, each citizen lost 185 working days while waiting for public transportation and about 1500 leks per month in the cases when they made use of it.

This study was part of the NOSA project for Co-Plan  funded by OSFA under the program area of “Good Governance and Rule of Law”.