HELP-CSO - Horizontal Enforcement Legislation Promotion- CSO


Financially supported by REC in the frame of ACHIEVE Project – Albanian Civil Society for an European Environment

Duration: 12 months

Albania lacks an effective public information and participation thus leading to weakened ECSOs and individuals. This is particularly noticed in the development of HPP projects, that due to lack of environmental legal knowledge, the public participation process has resulted conflictual with the affected communities loosing.

The project will empower ECSOs and grassroots by offering free legal service, encouraging participatory actions, transferring methodologies in monitoring the state of environment and enhancing knowledge on horizontal legislation to lobby and advocate on EU approximation.


Milieukontakt Albania

Milieukontakt Albaniahas more than 16 years of experience working with civil society on environment, nature and sustainable development as well as with authorities dealing with these issues in Albania. Three elements were leading:Three elements have leaders in the focus of the programs implemented by Milieukontakt Albania: (i)building capacities,(II) involving citizens and (III) solving environmental problems.


Eco Albania 

The center for Protection of the Natural Ecosystems in Albania (EcoAlbania) is a non-governmental environmental organization. It was created on 15th of December 2014 as a joint initiative of professors of the Department of Biology of the Tirana University and the “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” team in Albania. EcoAlbania works to strengthen the friendly coexistence of man and nature in Albania


Lex Ferenda

Lex ferenda Center is a nonprofit organization created in 2011 by a new group of lawyers in order to undertake initiatives to promote the improvement of rule of law and the rule of law in Albania. The Center works to protect the democratic values of an open society and respect for human rights.


Project general objective

Enhance an active ECSO network in Albania to monitor and promote enforcement of horizontal legislation.


Project Specific Objectives


  • To create a strong and accountable ECSO network to work    together on horizontal legislation
  • To increase ECSOs capacities on strategic litigation, pro bono legal advice and community involvement
  • To monitor the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment in selected environmentally sensitive projects.
  • To translate project findings into concrete policy and legal proposals for government authorities and institutions.




Environmental Day

  • International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16

  • Clean Up the World Weekend - September 17-19

  • Zero Emissions Day - September 21

  • Car Free Day - September 22

  • World Day of Tourism - September 27




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