EMA has the pleasure to share with you the policy study: “REPORT Civil Society in the EU Integration of the Western Balkans”
The dynamics in the process of accession require the earlier engagement of CSOs in the process of consultations, monitoring and implementation of new legislation. The relationship between the Albanian government and CSOs has evolved over the years, addressing the challenges and division of roles. This report covers six selected areas of civil society– government cooperation: effective monitoring by civil society of the implementation of action plans and strategies that form the basis for reforms related to integration with the EU; human rights, including the rights of minorities, which is of importance in the region; migration and asylum policies; the judiciary and justice system; anti-corruption policies and activities. The report maps the problems in each by providing the existing framework of strategies, legislation, action plans and other documents regarding the given area within chapters 23 and 24, as well as the practical dimension of civil society– government cooperation in this regard. Finally, it offers several consolidated recommendations on how to enhance collaboration in each country in the particular areas. Each section offers advice to both the government and civil society, and the authors provide additional recommendations to the EU, the international community, donors, and other stakeholders whenever they found it relevant and useful.