Democracy Commission Supports Initiatives of Local Non-Governmental Organizations

U.S. Embassy Tirana

In the most recent round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, 18 civil society organizations received a total of $ 223,000 in funding for projects that address issues such as civic engagement, women’s empowerment, human rights/ minority rights, youth activism, judicial reform, and environmental protection. Democracy Commission supports initiatives of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in building the social and intellectual foundations of democracy, the democratic resolution of problems, strengthening civil society watchdog activities, and the institutionalization of open, pluralistic political processes.

Name of the Organisation  Title of the Project
Albanian Disability Rights Foundation (ADRF) Advancing the right to vote and participation of persons with disabilities in Albania
Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) Creating a watchdog network and raising environmental awareness in areas of high biodiversity values
BIRN Albania Exposing Illicit Wealth in Albania’s Criminal Justice System
Vlora Youth Center Vlora Youth Parliament – Promoting Youth Engagement in the Democratic Processes
Agritra-Vizion Centre, Peshkopi Support women to be economically empowered and participate in voting, in Diber community
Center for Economic Development (CED) My vote counts!
Center for Regional Initiatives (CRI) No buying and selling of votes by the youth in the district of Elbasan
Roma Gate for Integration “It is us as well”
KRIIK Albania Association Increasing accountability of political representatives through transparency of finances
Jona Association Citizens’ Education on the Voting Process
YMCA Tirana Roma & Egyptian voter education – functional participatory local governance
Together for Life Association Improving health care through an informed vote – Educating citizens on electoral health programs
Institute of Romani Culture in Albania (IRCA) Think Critically, Act Responsibly
National Association Support of Vulnerable Groups – Vlorë And I Vote
Social Center in Support of People in Need (QSNNN) Youth active engagement in environmental awareness and good practices
Green Vision Bicycles’ city
ALPIN – Center for Regional and Economic Development (CRED) Improvement of voting process of the 2017 parliamentary election in Mat, Klos and Bulqize
Woman Forum Elbasan Your values. Your voice. Your vote