The staff of CEID together with local partners in Albania, organized meetings and focus groups with young people in Albania to discuss about their concerns related to the local services.
Being convinced that the power of the public “voice” is crucial in influencing public institutions to become accountable, responsive and efficient in providing the accurate services, the discussion was focused on: a more open-gov through ICT and governance from below.
According to many policy briefs and studies in Albania, the territorial-administrative reform (2016) brought some positive and innovative data. However, the local government is still struggling in regard to democratization.
Therefore during the discussions held, we were highly interested in knowing how the service delivery at a local level is being transmitted towards the young community.
At this point, the questions raised were: “Whose voices are being heard”, “How influential the voices are”, and “What is actually impacting on such voices” ? What are the biggest concerns of their daily life in relation to local level policies and practices?