MATRA Local Safety and Security Albania 2017-2020

The project aims to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of local public safety and security policies in Albania by supporting local security actors to involve citizens in the development and implementation of these policies.

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The project consists of three components, each targeting different actors: (1) municipal public safety and security actors (municipal staff, police, fire brigade); (2) citizens and their representative actors (community councils/liaisons); and (3) Local Government Associations and high-level officials from the national government.

Naturally, the outcomes and outputs of each component are linked to each other, and several activities are intertwined and designed to bring target groups from all levels together.

Objectives (bullet list):

  1. Improving the effectiveness and responsiveness of local public safety and security policies in Albania.
  2. Supporting local security actors to involve citizens in the development and implementation of such policies.
  3. Increasing capacity at community, municipal and central government level to effectively develop and implement effective and responsive public safety and security policies.

Deliverables/Outcomes:

  • 20 local safety and security actors have attended a 4-day training on participatory public safety and security + 1 coaching sessions;
  • 5 action plans have been developed by the 25 participants of the training;
  • 5 shared visions on public safety and security have been formulated by citizens and governmental actors in 5 interface meetings.
  • 5 community representatives have attended a 5-day training on participatory public safety and security + 1 coaching sessions;
  • 5 action plans have been developed by the participants of the training;
  • 5 shared visions on public safety and security have been formulated by citizens and governmental actors in 5 interface meetings.
  • 60 national and local level representatives participated in the project’s kick-off conference;
  • 13 national and local level representatives participated in a Steering Committee Meeting.

Partners

  • VNG International
  • Foundation for Local Autonomy and Governance (FLAG)