Team training and supplement production on European Integration

 


15 -19 October 2007

A team reporting training took place at the Albanian Media Institute on October 15-19, with the participation of ten journalists from print media. The reporters gathered to produce a supplement that was published in daily "Shqip" on October 20. The supplement focused on the topic of visa regime with EU countries and its imminent relief agreement, starting from January 2008.

The participants worked as a team and covered different stories addressing topics related to the existing visa regime and the expected changes. The stories focused on the introduction and detailed explanation of Schengen agreement and its ramifications, the expected changes of the situation starting from next January, the current administration and financial difficulties of the visa regime, as well as the problem of identity cards.

In order to assist their reporting, two key speakers were invited to address this topic: Ditmir Bushati from Agenda Institute and Ilir Qorri from European Movement. They focused on explaining and discussing with the journalists the Schengen Agreement, the Agreement for the Facilitation of the Visa Regime, and the standards Albania needs to meet for the liberalization of the visa regime. This project was supported by Soros Foundation and organized by the Albanian Media Institute and Agenda Institute.




Training courses on participatory governance

Third report on monitoring the Assembly activity presented

Monitoring of commitments
deriving from the SAA

Survey on European Integration issues

Team training and supplement production on European Integration

Dialogue required on government-proposed amendment to law on non-profit organizations

Activities on the draft-law on electoral reform

Amendement proposal for the law 8503 regarding the right for information

Dialogue civil society - government aiming at the reduction of informality

Second report on the activity of Albanian Parliament is published

Monitoring of the parliamentary process of drafts law debating

Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

Parallel vote counting

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

Workshop: “Albania’s Interim Agreement with the EU and its effects on the Albanian Business”

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

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