A group of Albanian civil society groups working to support the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Albania announced at a December 5th Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) conference the creation of a new coalition to support open government.
The Albanian CSO Coalition on OGP is committed to improve the OGP Albania Process by upholding the value of openness in governments’ engagement with citizens to improve services, manage public resources, promote innovation, and create safer communities.
The coalition is open for organizations that share the same values.
The announcement came at a one-day IDM conference held in Tirana that brought together representatives of NGOs and officials to discuss the status of open government in Albania. The conference was held in connection with “Advocacy for Open Government: Civil society agenda-setting and monitoring of country action plan”, an EU-funded PASOS project to encourage governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia to become more transparent.
More about the conference and coalition can be read here.
Source: Balkan Civil Society Development Network E-Mail Alerts nr. 283, 15 December 2013