Aid to individuals displaced due to Gërdec tragedy

20 March 2008

Gërdec tragedy, resulting in a loss of lives of 25 people, injuries of hundred of others and ruining of tens of houses left hundreds of people homeless, and a part of them are living in the Holiday Military House of Durres. Soros Foundation has come to their assistance by:

-        establishing an information center in the hall of the main hotel of the holiday complex of the Ministry of Interior. A wide screen TV set was established in the venues of this complex, and the daily press was offered to them for free;
-        opening of daily vocational training courses for women, focusing on the clothes making industry, hygiene and computer learning. About 100 women shall profit from this course.
-        adjusting of the current playground for the children and addition of the didactic means for them.

OSFA engaged the Association on Psycho-Social Services of Durres for offering these services, as it has a multi-year successful cooperation with the Foundation and possesses the necessary capacities to offer these services. These supportive capacities shall be offered for a two-to-three month period, depending on the normalization of the post-tragedy situation.

The Foundation is concurrently working to ensure some transparency to the event and to indemnify affected individuals, offering free legal aid to the harmed, etc.



Round table on transparency in education and promotion of teacher code of ethics

Round table on state budget monitoring

Cooperation practices between business and civil society promoted

Free legal aid for the inhabitants of Gërdec

Aid to individuals displaced due to Gërdec tragedy

Lobbying on the law on the right to information under way

Public presentation of the recommending document on the electoral reform

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


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