Albania 20 February 2017
On the 15th and 16th February 2017, the Council of Europe Office in Tirana and the Embassy of...
Tirana 31 January 2017
On 30 January 2017, the Albanian Audio-Visual Media Authority (AMA), in cooperation with the...
Strasbourg 14 February 2017
A delegation from Albania undertook a study visit to the Council of Europe, including the...
The Council of Europe Co-operation Document for Albania 2015-2017 is a framework for co-operation between the Council of Europe and Albania with the overall strategic objective to assist the country in fulfilling its obligations as a Council of Europe member state. The Co-operation Document was developed on the basis of the findings and recommendations of the Council of Europe monitoring bodies, the strategic reform context in Albania, including European Union accession priorities, as well as results and achievements of previous Council of Europe co-operation programmes.
The European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility) is a co-operation initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe for South East Europe. It is one of the results of the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, in which both Organisations agreed to further strengthen their co-operation in key areas of joint interest.
The Horizontal Facility will cover actions of the Council of Europe in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” as well as Kosovo*. Turkey will not be recipient of technical assistance but may benefit under this Facility from the Council of Europe legislative expertise under the Expertise Co-ordination Mechanism. Continue reading
*“All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.”