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Albanians and the European Social Model. Towards a redefinition of the social contract
Albanians and the European Social Model. Towards a redefinition of the social contract

Author(s): Sashenka Lleshaj, Alba Cela
Subject(s): Economic policy, Welfare systems, Politics and society
Published by: AIIS Albanian Institut for International Studies
Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of the year 2014 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung brought into life, together with leading experts of six distinguished organizations and Think Tanks, a long term project. The aim of this project is to create and stimulate a political and social discussion in Albania about the EU Integration. The starting point of the contemplation was the perspective that Albania desires to be soon a full EU member, with an economic and social developed society. More than 80% of the population aims at this goal. To reach it Albania must fulfil, inter alia, the minimum social standards of the EU ─ the so called European Social Model (ESM). The project-path is already part of its objective: active involvement of all actors in one common discourse. It is not about finding quick solutions or just an exchange of statements, it rather aims at developing and building up reciprocal trust. Otherwise stated: this endeavour tries, with this genre of public debates, to ameliorate the rapport of actors - Politics, administration and citizens - and to be conducive for a more efficient cooperation in the organization of a social and democratic society.

  • Page Count: 100
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English