Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, Implemented by the Council of EuropeThe main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD), the People’ Advocate and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth (MoSWY). Throughout the implementation period the project will closely co-operate with other state institutions, district courts, local government units, international and local non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, media operators and relevant stakeholders from the private sector.

The main objective is to strengthen the effectiveness of anti-discrimination and human rights protection in Albania.

The following results are expected:

  • improved coordination of the Human Rights and Anti-discrimination bodies and policies;
  • strengthened administrative/professional capacities and efficiency of the CPD and the People’ Advocate to effectively implement and monitor anti-discrimination law and policies
  • increased level of awareness of the general public and specific target groups on the key aspects of anti-discrimination policy.

For the training activities the project will largely rely on the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP).

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Austrian Human Rights Institutions and Equality Bodies share experience with peers from Albania

27 February - 1 March 2018 Vienna

Twelve representatives from the Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and the People’s Advocate are on a three-day study visit to Vienna aimed at enhancing their knowledge of the Austrian system of human rights’ protection and...

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Joint Programme with the EU to start awareness campaign against discrimination

23 January 2018 Tirana

The Steering Committee of the Council of Europe’s joint programme with the EU on enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian Human Rights Protection and Anti-discrimination system has set the way for the conduct of an awareness campaign against discrimination and a comprehensive package to...

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Training of trainers course on anti-discrimination delivered

21-24 November 2017 & 11-14 December 2017 Tirana

Four Training of trainers seminars on anti –discrimination took place in Tirana in close co-operation with national training institutions such as the School of Magistrates, the School of Advocates, the Security Academy and the Albanian School of Public Administration. Around 55 staff members from...

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