Today for the Future
With the EU refugee crisis of 2015, migration poses fundamental challenges to democracies (i.e. Brexit and Hungarian Referendum in 2016). Large migration impacts on democratic institutions’ capacity to effectively integrate them into society. The project aims to organize national workshops with local NGOs in order to decrease the role of the State in the refugee integration. These workshops will be organized by experts in multidisciplinary fields such as law, sociology, and psychology.
These workshops will be organized in the main Albanian cities and the creation of a webinar.
Migration affects governments’ ability to deliver public services by also increasing the negative perception of migrants. This project aims to use civil society and local NGOs to decrease the role of the State by having the best possible results without decreasing the quality.
By applying a cost-benefit analysis, the public budget regarding the protection of vulnerable group will decrease without affecting the quality by highlighting the role of democratic institutions.
Every month, the group of experts will organize workshops by showing schematically the protection of refugee rights. In addition, concrete cases will be analysis. Moreover, in order to better disseminate the results, a webinar will be created.
There are several reasons for this project. I used to live abroad as a migrant. In addition, the role of Albania in the protection of vulnerable groups shall enhance; in particular, after the eventual agreement between Albania and Italy for refugee reallocation.
The workshops aim the preparation of local NGOs to better integrate migrants. The workshop will be in Albanian and also civil servants, citizens, also asylum seekers can participate. The webinar will be in two languages – Albanian and English – in order to further disseminate our results also outsid
I would appreciate all kind of comments and suggestions; in particular, the location of the workshops: shall be focused on the main cities or only in the capital and in the potential areas that refugee camps will be built?