Projects

Projects in these areas are programmed in various formats: international symposia, seminars, workshops, debates, talks, research projects, exhibitions, cultural projects, as well as an extensive range of publications and specific studies.

Cycle of Seminars in Design Thinking

WORKSHOP: "FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE"

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

Venue: Hotel Doro City, Tirana

Workshop on the topic:  "FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE: AVOIDING DEAD-END INNOVATION BY INVESTING IN THE FUZZY FRONT-END". , is organized by CRLDS Albania and helded by Steinar - Valade Amlande, THREE POINT ZERO, Denmark. 

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 ;

2nd Western Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development

Venue: Hall “Aula Magna”, University Ismail Qemali of Vlora.

Time: 30 November to 2 December, 2017

Organizer: Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development_CRLDS Albania.

Co-organizer: European Academy of Regions – EAR-AER,

Partner: University Ismail Qemali of Vlora, Regional Council of Vlora, Albanian Assocciation of Regions and…see the logo below.

Financial Supporter: Ministry of Infrastructure and Flanders Government, Cardone Consulting, “Uji Tepelena”.

Project "CRDLS Albania International Lectures - CAIL", Edition 2015-2017

CRDLS Albania International Lectures (CAIL) are a series of lectures to bring in Albania the major protagonists of the international scientific and financial world.

This is also one of the rubrics, which has the seal of the European Policy Center for Regional and Local Development Studies. This rubric will be permanent and intertwined with several other projects, depending on the topic they cover, but also in the form of special public lectures.

With these meetings, international journeys, high scientific and cultural level, CRDLS is once again a credible and prestigious interlocutor at the international level, offering pedagogues, students, enterprises and citizens the opportunity to open a new window in the world of knowledge, demonstrating, in the meantime, the potential and added value created by this center.

FIRST REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM Vlora, October 10 - 14, 2016

The First Regional Economic and Regional Development Forum was organized by CRLDS and EAR-EAR in cooperation with Vlora Municipality, Vlora Region, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the University of Vlora, with the support of the Flemish Government. It was held in the hall of the Municipality of Vlora, in the presence of the mayor of Vlora, Mr. Dritan LELI.

The first forum for regional and local economic development took place after the Territorial Administrative Reform in Albania and its initial effects, as well as the start of the second phase of decentralization reform in Albania: the Reform of Territorial Regionalization in Albania.

Capacity bulding of the administrativ staffs of the Qarks Counsils

“Economic Development on the practice: From sector skills and occupational standards of the regional councils to educational standards, learning programmes and qualifications authorities.  What role for Qark, CRLDS and a regional development agency in establishing a national qualifications system”.

With Manfred Ziewers, International Trainer.

Place: Hotel “Mondial”, Tirana

Time: on 29-30 September 2016

Trainer: Manfred Ziewers, International Coach

Facilitator: Luiza Hoxhaj

Partners: CRLDS Albania, Regional Council of Tirana and Association of the Councils of the Regions of Albania

Funded by: Regional Council of Tirana

Manfred Ziewers, International Coach is offered without payment.

Heaven is in our hands

In dated May 26, 2016, in the premises of Hotel Tirana International, Balsha Hall in Tirana, The Center for the Study of European Policy for Regional Development and Local organized a conference on the value and importance of the figure of Mother Teresa, Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on the eve of the canonization from the Vatican.

This lectures forum is part of the project of our Center called by one of the expressions of Mother Teresa:

 "Heaven is in our hands"

This significant project has its origins in one of the most popular sections of our Center: International Center's Lecture (CAIL).

The onset of the project, which is already the first event in our country before Mother Teresa's beatification of is opened by Dr. Alpion joy, from the University of Birmingham, UK, who held The Public Lecture: "Mother Teresa: Challenges of the study before and after the cannonisation".

Active Citizenship and Education of Volunteering

This local project was developed within the project Docpie. Docpie project is a project funded by the Europe for Citizens Program. Docpie project, in which CRLDS is a partner, brings together 15 organizations, universities and associations from 13 European countries.

Partner: CRLDS Albania in cooperation with Vlora Youth Center,

Location: Palace of Culture in the city of Vlora

The time: on 15.09.2015, at 10: 00 - 13: 00

Target group: Youth organizations of Qark of Vlora and volunteers of Youth Center of Vlora

(secondary school students, university students and young professionals).

Topic: "Active Citizenship and Education of Volunteering , challenges and realities"

Lecturer: Dr. Luiza Hoxhaj

You can follow the presentation in PowerPoint by clicking here

Qytetaria Aktive dhe Edukimi i Vullnetarizmit

This local project was developed within the project Docpie. Docpie project is a project funded by the Europe for Citizens Program. Docpie project, in which CRLDS is a partner, brings together 15 organizations, universities and associations from 13 European countries.

Partner: CRLDS Albania in cooperation with Vlora Youth Center,

Location: Palace of Culture in the city of Vlora

The time: on 15.09.2015, at 10: 00 - 13: 00

Target group: Youth organizations of Qark of Vlora and volunteers of Youth Center of Vlora (secondary school students, university students and young professionals).

Topic: "Active Citizenship and Education of Volunteering , challenges and realities".

Lecturer: Dr. Luiza Hoxhaj

You can follow the presentation in PowerPoint  by clicking here

Design and management of regional development concepts emphasizing visibility and Public Relations

 

Abstract

Albania is in an on-going decentralization process. More and more responsibilities are being shifted to regional and local levels. Public and private actors engaged in regional economic development are subsequently required to systematically improve their specialist knowledge, methodological, social and personal skills and competencies to be able to make a substantial contribution to growth and prosperity in their home regions. This is of particular importance for civil servants working in local administrations over the country, who are still the main actors in managing local and regional development concepts.

Type of activity: Seminar

Time of delivery: Date: 30/09/-1/10/2015

Location: Hotel Pavaresia, Vlore

Trainer: Manfred ZIEWERS

Mitigation: Luiza Hoxhaj.

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INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY POLICIES

Organizer: Center for Regional and Local Development Studies (CRLDS)

Venue: Hotel Doro City, Tirane

Time: 15 July- 30 November 2019

Funding: US Embassy in Albania

General objective: empowering through knowledge and developing the next generation of girls / women as proactive contributors to national and international security policies.

 

Background

The Institute for Girls and Women in National and International Security Policy is a 4-day training program, in the context of the 70th anniversary of NATO's creation and the

10th anniversary of Albania's NATO membership. This program is inspired by Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking and comes as a

ACHIEVE - Awareness of Common History for Identifying and Extending the Values of Europe

Timespan:
June 2019 – May 2021

Donors

European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Program

Europe for Citizens

Sub-program

Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation
The project at a glance

ACHIEVE aims to develop the EU identity starting from a reflection on the common history, art and religions among cities from Central and South-Eastern Europe as a tool to fight growing Euroscepticism.

For these reasons, these are the topics at the challenges that ACHIEVE wants to face:

Meet AlbTalents

 

Introduction

Meet – Alb Talents Project, promoted by CRDLS Albania Center, in close collaboration with local, national and international partners aims to favor a profound reflection of political, sociological and anthropological caracter on the size and shape that the phenomenon of new generations mobility and circulation over the prospect of talent is taking recently. In this project will be engaged different structures as the businesses, associations, companies or foundations that work with foreign staff or how they absorb young people who have studied abroad and how do they find the appropriate local social capital?

Through this project Vlora “will run as a national laboratory of  monitoring the phenomenon and experimenting the policies of their re-absorption. Youth, academics, experts, institutions, representatives of the business community etc will discuss topics and solutions that will be undertaken to make reversible the decision to leave the country and to convert the added value of their experience gained abroad.

All this, being convinced that only through new generations, with their energy and skills, their ability to be a bridge between the present and the future, between the territory of origin and global challenges, we can return to growth, generating development and welfare territory.

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