Policy Documents

Policy Study: EU accession negotiations institutional frame for Albania, September 2014

Albania is now undergoing a positive moment concerning EU accession and will likely be the next country to open accession negotiations. In this phase of optimism, different strategic and institutional preparations are being made for completing reforms and opening accession negotiations, hence it is essential that all measures be accompanied by broad political consensus. This […]

Policy Paper: Skills mismatch and vocational education and training (VET) in the Albanian labour force, November 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy brief : “Skills mismatch and vocational education and training (VET) in the Albanian labour force” by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Think Tank Fund, Open Society Institute (OSI). Considering the context in Albania, cooperation between businesses and universities can generate very positive results and particularly […]

Policy Study: An insight into the employment promotion programs in Albania and the country’s challenges in benefiting from the Human Resources Development Component (IPA IV), November 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy study: “An insight into the employment promotion programs in Albania and the country’s challenges in benefiting from the Human Resources Development Component (IPA IV)” supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The past twenty years of transition have exposed Albania to […]

Policy paper: Meeting EU cohesion policy and IPA III requirements in Albania, November 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy paper: “Meeting EU cohesion policy and IPA III requirements in Albania“  supported by Pontis Foundation – Slovakia, Slovak Aid and Slovak Balkan Public Policy Fund. Albania’s regional disparities have been persistently evidenced by official data and other international reports. There is no proper cohesion policy […]

Policy Study: Albania’s challenges in benefiting from the Human Resources Development Component (IPA IV), November 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the Policy Study- Albania’s challenges in benefiting from the HRDC (IPA IV). The past twenty years of transition have exposed Albania  to major difficulties in adapting to the reality free market  economy, generating drastic changes in the functioning  of the labour market and consequent re-structuring of  employment […]

Policy Paper: Beyond the candidate status – New approach towards the EU accession, October 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy paper: “Beyond the candidate status”,  supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Think Tank Fund of Open Society Foundations (OSF) On 10 October, the European Commission published the Enlargement Strategy 2012-2013, along with the Progress Reports for candidate and potential candidate countries. The Progress Report […]

Policy Study: Fair Competition Culture in Albania, January 2012

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the study on “Is Albania Ready for a Fair Competition? Strengthening Enforcement and Developing Advocacy Mechanisms”, supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and European Fund for the Balkans. By identifying the key factors hindering the development of a fair competition among market players, the paper provides a comprehensive overview […]

Policy study: Is the return worth it? On the reintegration of high skilled returnees in Albania, December 2011

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the Policy Brief: “Is the return worth it On the reintegration of high skilled returnees in Albania“ Considering the contribution of highly qualified professionals in consolidating democracy and building a modern society, this paper aims to shed light on some aspects of their reintegration in Albania. In […]

Policy Study: 12 key priorities for Albania: Where do we stand?, October 2011

EMA has the pleasure to share with you the Policy Study-12 key priorities for Albania. The EC Progress Report on Albania 2011 was the  incentive to prepare this policy brief, which announced  for the second time a negative assessment regarding  the readiness of the country to obtain the status of  EU candidate country. This assessment […]

Policy Paper: Thessaloniki 2014: In quest of a renewed credibility of the EU Enlargement process, January 2011

EMA supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Think Tank Fund of Open Society Foundations (OSF) has prepared a policy brief : “Thessaloniki 2014: In quest of a renewed credibility of the EU Enlargement process”. The proposal of the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Droutsas, who asserted the so-called initiative “Thessaloniki II” was the incentive to […]