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Albania in the Berlin Process. Current achievements and upcoming challenges for the Paris Summit


The present publication is the rst comprehensive policy document examining the Berlin Proc- ess. It is the result of a close collaboration amongst CDI / ShtetiWeb and its regional partner CSOs, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, German and French Embassies in Tirana, EU Delegation to Albania, Prime Minister’s Of ce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and prominent Members of the Albanian Parliament.

The rst part of the publication includes a research paper on the Berlin Process, conducted by the research team of CDI / ShtetiWeb, and completed with an assessment of Albania’s posi- tion in this process as of November 2015. The research paper served as a working document for the conference “Albania in the Berlin Process: Fall 2015 Stocktaking and recommenda- tions”, held in Tirana on 5 November 2015. The contributions of the participants were redacted and are presented in written form in the second part of the publication.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the contributors for their time and commitment to such a pioneering endeavor. Any eventual error or omission is our own responsibility.

The Conference on the Berlin Process will be followed in 2016 by several follow-up initiatives in Albania and in the Western Balkans countries, in view of the preparation of CSOs’ contribu- tion to the Paris Summit.

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