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Online meeting for the presentation of the draft- “Manual of public participation in the decision-making process of the Assembly”

Following the consultation process with civil society organizations for the drafting of the “Manual of public participation in the decision-making process of the Assembly” The Albanian Parliament held an on-line meeting in order to present the document which reflected the comments sent by CSOs.

National Resource Centre for Civil Society in Albania has been part of this process since its inception. In cooperation with Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), a few months ago we organized a consultation with the participation of 21 NPOs, whose comments and suggestions were forwarded to the Assembly. We find that some of the suggestions related to the terminology used, the register of petitions, the consultation platform and access as NPOs, the formats of requests to the Assembly, etc. have been taken into account. Concerns remain about not addressing concerns regarding the process of consultation with CSOs, invitation from the commission, reflection of feedback, deadlines, providing responses, etc.

Comments and suggestions from CSOs part of the meeting will be reconsidered by the Assembly to reflect or not in a final draft.

For all CSOs interested to give their opinion, the MANUAL is available for comments on the Public Consultation Platform on-line: http://konsultimi.parlament.al.