In the context of initiatives to improve the present law concerning
the non profit sector, OSFA in cooperation with Partners Albania
under the program area of Civil Society have launched a project
to review the law and amendments by a group of legal experts.
Also, they have organized a number of round tables dedicated
to encouraging an exchange of opinions towards the identification
of problems and loopholes in the present legal basis governing
the non profit sector.
In this context on 6 April 2006 a round table of best lawyers
in the country in the area of the non profit law was organized
to draw on their opinion and expertise. The basis of discussions
in the round table was the assessment of the relevant legal
framework conducted by the group of experts.
(Click here to view a summary of the report).
The round table discussed a range of issues like the necessity
of including and enacting provisions relating to equality
of non profit organizations (NPO-s) in the law, certain improvements
regarding NPO registration, the need to make further detailing
of the provisions relating to the economic and fiscal activity
of the sector, strengthening the implementation of the law
in full observance of the right to organization, etc. Click
here to see a summary of discussions.
The round table was conceived as an exchange between experts
of the legal and economic spheres. It was followed by a number
of meetings with NPO-s in Tirana and other districts during
the month of May. At a later stage, work will proceed with
the drafting of amendments to the law, the identification
of issues that may appear particularly difficult and the design
of advocacy and lobbying strategies for the relevant amendments
to be approved and made effective.