Monitoring visits in Albania, November 2023

During the month of November, out team successfully concluded the monitoring visits with regards to the Local Initiatives, Media and Creative Box grants. The SMART Balkans team conducted on-site visits to the “Albanian National Association of the Deaf”, “Albania FOKUS”, “Albanian Center for Quality Journalism” and “Youth Roma and Egyptian Movement”. The primary objective of these meetings was to exchange information and experiences within the framework of the grant scheme, addressing challenges and opportunities identified by the organizations.

Our team also conducted three monitoring visits online with “For Social and Environmental Welfare Berat” “SIRA” and “Social Inclusion for Development” organization. During these virtual encounters, we not only identified obstacles that local organizations face in project implementation but also uncovered best practices resulting from their continuous efforts to mobilize local stakeholders and address issues within local institutions and the community.

The overarching theme of these meetings seems to be inclusivity and diversity, encompassing not only the issues addressed through initiatives but also the diverse target groups involved. SMART Balkans continues to fulfill its mission by empowering civil society organizations to play a stronger and more active role in building peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development in the Western Balkans.

As we move into December 2023, SMART Balkans brings forth new opportunities. Stay updated through our communication channels for more information!

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