In the recent decade, the average annual growth of GDP has been around 7%. The positive tendency with relatively high rates (10% for that year) has began since 1993.

Challenges Facing the Albanian Youth on the Road Towards Employment

This research packet proposed some recommendations regarding how to optimally overcome the challenges facing Albanian youth these suggestions are not limited to the job market itself, but are also applicable to Albania’s socio-economic situation as a whole. The youth’s successful transition from academia to the labour market is an issue of utmost importance that politicians must prioritize as “the key” that will open up doors to national prosperity.

NDI Albania National Survey

This public survey was conducted on behalf of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs by AGENDA Institute, an Albanian research NGO.

The Craggy Flat-Tax Reform

There has been a special focus on the concept of the flat tax in the recent years when a good part of the transitional post-communist economies in Central and Eastern Europe chose to implement this taxation alternative. Despite the growing intensity of the frequent debates, no Western economy has returned to the implementation of a tax regime based on the concept of flat tax.

Civic perceptions on socio-political issues

With the support of European Stability Initiative (ESI), Agenda conducted a public opinion research on civic perceptions on socio-political issues in the country, sampling urban areas.

European Integration in Agriculture Sector: Myths and Legends of a Challenge

This brochure aimed at explaining to the farmer communities in Korca and Shkodra on agricultural development policies, agricultural standards that different actors should meet in order that farmer’s communities benefit from the trade liberalization process as well as the consumers.

An Albanian Trip into the Bologna Process

The European States founding the Bologna process decided to open it to EU non-member countries, making it clear to all that being part of an elitary though and research community does not necessarily mean being part of the same union of the market of development policies.

Towards EU Integration - the Albanian Impass

This study dealt with key elements of the European Commission Report and of the Enlargement Strategy analyzing to what extent the recommendations produced therein are translated into priorities and tangible actions by the Albanian politics.

Factors of Economic Growth in Albania

The Albanian economy has been experiencing a yearly average growth of close to 6 percent in the last period. This plicy brief was produced with the support of OSI.

SWOT Analysis for the Sustainable Economic Development of the City of Berat

Agenda Institute utilized the SWOT analysis in order to understand strengths and weaknesses of the city of Berat. This analysis provided with a strong basis for developing strategies to improve working and living in the city. In addition, major findings and recommendations are summarized throughout this report.

SWOT Analysis of the City of Durres

The City of Durrës is situated in the north-western part of the Western Plain of Albania, and is the administrative centre of the Durrësi Region which includes two districts, Durrësi and Kruja, totalling for 6 municipalities and 10 communes.

SWOT Analysis of the City of Lushnja

With its 50.000 inhabitants, Lushnja is located about 80 km from Tirana, the capital of Albania. With the capital and the other surrounding cities Lushnja is connected through highways and the railroad. Lushnja is actually a strategic point of communicat...

Tirana Project

On 26th of May 2008, AGENDA Institute and European Stability Initiative (ESI), organized a round table to launch the discussion paper: The Cost of Delay – Why Albania Should Submit an Application for EU Membership this Year.

In search of a realistic agenda for Albania's EU integration

This plan aimed at addressing the obligations deriving from SAA, translating them into a group of concrete measures and actions to be undertaken by the Albanian institutions. These measures would serve the Europeanization of the political, economic and social life in the country.

Albania's Experience in Harmonization with European Standards on Data Protection

The purpose of this paper is not only to analyze the level of harmonization of the Albanian legislation with the EU's acquis , but also to suggest the main steps to be taken for adopting the acquis and correctly applying it. The recommended measures serve for the protection of the rights of individuals as well as to its economy and social development.

A National Study on the Prevalence and Characteristics of Smoking in Albania

This policy briefing is based on the finding derived from a national survey, including all territories in Albania which was conducted on 4000 individuals over 18 years by Agenda collaboration with University of Baltimore.

Toward a Visa Free Regime

This publication is an effort to identify what Albania and the EU need to do in order to make a success of visa liberalization process. This study is a modest effort which aims at identifying ways that would enable the lifting of the visa regime between Albania and the European Union following a logic according to which this is a two way process; on the one side a real commitment of the EU is required and on the other there should be a strong willingness by the Albanian Government to reach the necessary standards for lifting the visa regime.

Child Labour in Albania - Providing a Solution

This paper proposes to examine the specific challenge of eradicating child labour in Albania and present a plan of action in the form of a draft legislation which goal will be to reinforce the existing framework to protect children against child labour as well as providing for protection in other sectors where it does not exist as of yet.

The Cost of Delay - Why Albania should submit an Application for EU Membership this Year

This paper has been produced with the technical support of ESI and financially by OSI. This paper argues that it is high time for Albania and its political leaders to wake up to the danger of Albania being left behind. The Albanian political class needs to stop saying to itself that it wants to join the EU and do the most basic, very first, logical step: to announce its intention to other Europeans and EU institutions. For this, Albanian leaders need to set an ambitious goal, build a domestic consensus based on actions and not abstract goals and find a way to work together for Albania to submit an application and obtain candidate status in the EU.


Në 10 vjecarin e fundit, rritja mesatare vjetore e PBB-së ka qënë rreth 7 %. Që prej vitit 1993 fillon tendenca pozitive me ritme relativisht të larta (10 përqind për atë vit).

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