INFORM National workshop in Albania
On 7 June 2017, the Center for Historical and Anthropological Research (QKHA) INFORM team hosted its first National Workshop in Tirana, Albania, with representatives from the Ministry of Integration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs joining the meeting.
The goal of national workshops is to engage representatives of national offices for European integrations and other important stakeholders in order to raise awareness about the INFORM project, as well as to gather expert feedback on it.
Ms. Stela Ademi - Ministry of European Integration
Ms. Lorela Simoni - Ministry of European Integration
Mr. Ervis Sulejmani - Ministry of European Integration
Ms. Brunilda Tushaj - Ministry of European Integration
Mr. Eduart Qatja - Ministry of Integration
Mr. Sokol Dedja - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Armanda Hysa - Centre for Historical and Anthropological Studies
Ms. Enriketa Pandelejmoni - Centre for Historical and Anthropological Studies
Ms. Gentiana Kera - Centre for Historical and Anthropological Studies
Ms. Brikena Balli - Centre for Historical and Anthropological Studies
Workshop participants stressed the importance of the INFORM project in understanding the impact of new laws on the everyday life of citizens. The Ministry representatives highlighted that the project has the potential to:
- produce important data/ input for state institutions;
- increase the cooperation between state institutions, universities and civil society;
- provide concrete recommendations based on research results that may actually help in closing the gap between formal and informal institutions.
Participants from the Ministries also expressed their interest in concrete analysis of cases of informal practices that have transformed into formal practices, as well as in-depth examples of the ways in which formal rules leave space for informality.
Location: Tirana, Albania