European integration is the major challenge of the Albanian society. The process has achieved considerable progress at the technical level of negotiations. At the practical level involving progress with concrete reforms, no remarkable achievements have been forthcoming.

Among main issues associated with the situation described above, mention can be made of:
- focusing attention and energy on the technicalities of the negotiating process and not on carrying out real political, economic and social reform which account for EU integration;
- putting the responsibility for the process in a handful of few governmental actors and pushing into the margins other powerful and more competent actors within and without the government.

A good part of OSFA potentials and resources are geared towards supporting the NOSA three year strategy to increase understanding and awareness of the citizens of the European integration processes towards increasing their involvement into the monitoring of EU integration reforms. The main objectives of this program field are:

• Clarifying the real costs and benefits to be derived from integration in order to transform integration processes from political rhetoric into tangible reality for all;
• Encouraging the civil society, business communities, local authorities, the media, etc., into action to provide input and oversight of integration processes
• Increasing implementation capacities through the provision of expertise, both foreign and local.

To attain these objectives OSFA works in consortium with its NOSA partners such as the Albanian Institute for International Studies, the Center for European Studies, etc.

In the East-East Program OSFA supports projects which serve to strengthen cross border and regional exchanges among the various stakeholders in the process in order to gain from success and failure stories in other countries involved in EU integration processes.