Albania: NPO Academy 2016 starts its journey


Tirana, March 2016. –  On March 24, the NPO Academy 2016 began its journey. This successful program that started in 2015 with a group of 17 young NPO representatives from across the country has already opened its doors to 25 young leaders of Albanian NGOs, to increase their capacities and professional development in this sector.

Participants selected through a highly competitive application process, will follow a series of 10 lectures of the Academy program, peer-coaching sessions and will participate in a study visit in Slovakia where they will be introduced more closely to the work of Slovak organizations, their advocacy efforts and cooperation with state institutions and the approach to donors and other funding opportunities for their programs.

The first session of the Academy focused on the development trends of civil society and the legal framework for the non-for-profit sector, while the second session held on March 31 focused on issues of organizational development and organizations governance, human resource management and internal procedures.

A part of the NPO Academy activities is being implemented in cooperation with Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia, with financial support of Olof Palme International Center in Albania through funding from the Swedish Government and the Slovak Aid – Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic.