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Title: “What future for Western Balkans? A vision from local and regional perspective”
Date: 30 November-2 December-2017
Location: University Ismail Qemali of Vlora

The main objective of the forum is to promote a european approach on regional and local development  through foster the exchange of ideas, reflections and prospects encouraging academics to get more comprehensive information on "real world" issues and policy makers using what emerges from the academic debate as well as trough foster the participation of citizens and civil society to social, political, economic and scientific life as a tool for a better shared future in Western Balkans countries.

The Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development is giving its possible participants at 2nd Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development until the 15rd of November for the new researchers to send their proposals for its call for papers and for good practice at national, western balkanic, european or world level.

The evaluation commission of the proposals for the Logo of the Second Forum on Regional and Local  Economic Development, after reviewing the submitted proposals, selected as the winner the work of Mrs. Lea Fushekati, an Albanian-Belgian designer, born in Tirana and resident in Brussels.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are several ways to become a partner at the Second Regional and Local Economic Growth Forum - FoRLED 2017, Vlora (Albania), 24-27 October 2017 and to link the name of your organization, institution or company to its cause, exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of regional and local economic development policies, thanks to the role and synergy of all actors present in the territory such as: public and private institutions, the academic world, civil society as well as tourism, cultural heritage, new economy, digital economy, smart developments etc., with an important role in this process of development as well as Presentation, Promotion and Benefit.

Junior Session of the Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development, II Edition: 24-27 October 2017

"Territorial Strategies for New Production and Development Models".

Organized by: Qendra për Studime të Politikave Evropiane për Zhvillimin Rajonal dhe Lokal - CRLDS Albania- in collaboration with European Academy of Regions

We invite you to submit a paper to present to Junior Session of 2017 Annual Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development.

The Logo of the Second Forum for Regional and Local Economic Devolpment is sponsored by Cardone Consulting bvba, Brussels.

The competition for the official logo of the Second Vlora Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development, in the Western Balkans countries, to be held in Vlora on 24-27 October 2017, was launched today on 28 August.

The Forum is organized by the Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development and the European Academy of Regions, with the support of the Vlora Municipality, the Vlora Region and the Government of Flanders. 

Like today, on 25 March 1957, the representatives of six states Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherland and, at that time, West Germany, signed two treaties in Rome, establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).

Treaties of Rome represent the cornerstone of the modern Europe. On one hand, a common market has been created, symbolised by four freedoms: free movement of people, goods, capital and services. On the other hand, joint research in the field of atomic energy for peaceful use began. As a result, the citizens of the European Union enjoy one of the highest living standards and, most outstandingly, live in a peaceful area.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH 2017

“DESIGN PRACTICE IN AN ERA OF DISRUPTION”

Venue: University of Arts of Tirana

Time 9:30-12:30

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH 2017

“FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE -AVOID DEAD-END INNOVATION BY INVESTING IN THE FUZZY FRONT END”

Venue: Hotel Doro City

Time: 9:30- 13:30

This workshop, based on active participation by attendants, will introduce you to the correlation between the activities undertaken in the early phases of a development project and the likelihood of delivering change or solutions, which will be embraced by the users or the market. During the workshop, you will have time to discuss and work with:

The Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development-CRLDS is pleased to invite you in the Workshop on the topic:

"Design Practice in an Era of Disruption”, by Steinar Valade-Amlande"

Time: 19/01/2017, 10:00-13:00

Venue: University of Arts of Tirana, Tirana

The Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development-CRLDS is pleased to invite you in the Workshop on the topic:

"FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE: AVOIDING DEAD-END INNOVATION BY INVESTING IN THE FUZZY FRONT-END" , by Steinar - Valade Amlande. 

Time: 18/01/2017 10:00 – 14:00 a clock

Venue: Hotel Doro City, Tirana

The workshop: addressing to anyone in charge of or engaged in development of products, services or initiatives – public or private – and which focuses on how design thinking can contribute to better results ;

Kronike e TV 6+1 Vlora mbi "Forumi i Zhvillimit Ekonomik Rajonal dhe Lokal", Vlore me 14/10/2016:

CRLDS Albania becomes official Albanian partner of EAR-AER

Posted on October 10, 2016 by nelu neacsu  

On a joint board meeting between EAR-AER and CRLDS (Center for Regional and Local Development Studies Albania), held in Tirana on October 10th, both organisations agreed that CRLDS will from now on represent the European Academy of the Regions in Albania.

The EAR-AER Albania team will be lead by Mrs. Luiza Hoxhaj, president of CRLDS.

Vlora, 14 October 2016

CRLDS Center is preparing the first edition of the Forum of Regional and Local Economic Development , international activity, a welcome by the Municipality of Vlora and the Region of Vlora, on October 14, 2016, preceded by a tour of meetings in Tirana, Elbasan and Berat from date 11 to 13 October, with the participation of all stakeholders in the development and territorial cooperation that want to share their experiences and participate in the reflection on the effectiveness of local economic development as the main tool to meet the challenges of Agenda Post-2015 on local development.

The Voice of America TV reflects the activity of our Center: Public Lecture: "Mother Teresa": Challenges of the study before and after the canonisation by

Dr Gezim Alpion, Birmigham University. UK.

For more follow the link below:

http://www.zeriamerikes.com/a/nene-tereza- gezi.../3350153.html

The Center CRLDS develop on 26 May 2016 in Hotel Tirana International, in Tirana the Public Lecture: "Mother Teresa: Challenges of the study before and after the canonisation ", by Dr Gezim Alpion, of Birmingham University, UK.

This activity, as part of the "Heaven is in our hands", part of the section : International Lecture of the Center (Cail), in a combination with its "Meet AlbTalents Project", and brings for the second time In Tirana Dr Gezim Alpion, after the first Public Lecture: "Why Albania needs for the public intellectuals?".

On this public lecture, referring to the fact that it is for a major figure like Mother Teresa, comes combined with other elements such as:

CRLDS Center invites you to participate in:

Open lecture: Michel Foucault: Biopolitics - Between power and ethics, by Prof. Alexander Carnera, Copenhagen Business School, De.

The lecture is in two parts as follows:

The first 45 min. 1. POWER OVER LIFE:

Birth of biopolitics –

Society of self-management.
Next 45 min: 2. LIFE AS POWER

Ethics, imagination and how to take seriously the values (the good life)

Questions & Answers

Target group: This lecture is directed to anyone who has an interest in the topic, with particular students and professors of political science, philosophy, architecture, design, art and any person exercising a public function.

Abstract

Four years ago, on 04/05/2012, the Centre for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development started officially its journey. Within these four years, the Center has grown, has expanded operations and associates. It has established partnerships with key stakeholders, at national and international levels, from the public and private sector, from the academic world or from the field of research and in the field. We have become part of various European programs such as "Europe for Citizens", "Erasmus +", "Territorial Cooperation", "Interreg Europa", ect ,. We have participated or we have been part, as partner, in organizing various international conferences, in various scientific and cultural seminars or events.

It is a great pleasure for us to announce that the project called "Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation", funded by the European Commission, under the Program: Europa for Citizens has won approval.

As already is written in the program of activities of the project the first event will be the "Saint George Days Festival", between April 22-24 in the Saint George City, there will be various cultural events, arts and craft fairs and Cultural Garden. The program will also include the national and international performers. The event of Saint George days will to be a community celebration.

Today on 02.11.2016 was signed in Tirana, in the grounds of CRLDS, the Cooperation Agreement between EiPass Albania and CRLDS. The agreement was signed by Mrs. Luiza Hoxhaj in the name of CRLDS and  by Ms. Anila Gusho for EIPASS. In this way CRLDS Albania joins the EIPASS innovative entrepreneurship in beautiful journey towards innovation and the spread of digital culture, a process that is at the center of the "Europe 2020 Strategy" and "National Digital Agenda". Providing certificates EIPASS, further from CRLDS is a sure passport, which enables to be an integral part of intelligent development in our country.

Social and economic development of a country is closely related to information and communication technologies (ICT), known as the technology of general interest. ICT and broadband technologies offer the potential to overcome many unique challenges and constraints that characterize traditional rural economy. TIK is increasingly playing an important role in economic and social development of the country.

At the conclusion of the proceedings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) (Developed in Tirana on 18-19 February 2016), was held a bilateral meeting  between the Centre CRLDS Albania, represented by Luiza Hoxhaj and CSE Crescendo Milan ( PAM's adviser), represented by Cesare Sarcedoti (CEO of CSE). At this meeting they discussed the further advancement of our three-year collaboration, which already rose to the level of partnership.

We are happy to share with you the pleasure of signing, today in 01/26/2016 of the Cultural, Educational and Scientific Memorandum of Understanding between CRLDS Albania and Sustainable Development Management Institute, France.

The center will take part in the fourth event Docpie Project, in the quality of partner organization....

Albania is in an on-going decentralization process. More and more responsibilities are being shifted to regional and local levels...

CRLDS Albania in cooperation with Vlora Youth Centre, organised, yesterday, dated 09.15.2015, in Vlora, under the project Docpie...

In the framework of the Docpie project is being organized  survey on European identity. Our center in the capacity as partner in the project invites you to be part of this survey. 

VOLUNTEER ACADEMY DRESDEN

Center announces the next event of Docpie Project, where our center is a partner:

 

Public lecture:  Why does Albania need “public intellectuals”?

The CRLDS Center Albania is pleased to announce and to invite you to its next activity:

The center will organize Workshop on the topic: Promoting effective VET/AE/LLL approaches aiming at employability in strategic investment projects

A final evaluation of the RDP is being carried out by independent evaluators, as foreseen in the work plan of the RDP. The evaluation began mid-January and its final report will be available by the beginning of March 2015.

Rationale of the Workshop: Our center organizes in the dates 19-20 December workshop with the theme: "The Role of Social Partners in Establishing a National Qualification Framework for TVET/Life Long Learning" 

CRDLS Albania International Lectures (CAIL) jane nje cikel leksionesh per te sjelle ne Shqiperi  protagoniste te medhenj te botes shkencore dhe financiare nderkombetare.

March 28-29, 2014   Vlore “Talent is the passion to reach the dream, it makes a person happy and the progress more actual…that is why we have to run without falling and to walk without stopping, with our head high and our mind leading us”.