Association

People in Albania are able to form groups to advance their interests, generally without interference from the state. In 2011, half of the civil society representatives surveyed said laws regulating the sector were ‘moderately enabling.’ Figures from 2014 show over two-thirds of civil society representatives believe there is no interference with the internal governance of their organisations. Recently-introduced laws and policies provide for more structured engagement with civil society, ensure access to information and provide support to ensure the health and sustainability of the civil society sector. Remaining problems include registration of CSOs, which is centralised and constitutes an additional cost for people wanting to establish an organisation.