Albania

Dr. Rachel A Harris & Dr. Ian Milligan 1 Oct 2014

This document reports on an Institutional Learning Process that has critically analysed the impact and effectiveness of Terre des hommes’ (Tdh) engagement in Albania over the last 14 years. It looks at the role Tdh has played in the emergence of a State Child Protection System (CPS) in Albania. 

UNICEF Albania14 Aug 2014

UNICEF Albania office wishes to invite applicants to submit a proposal for conducting an “Analysis of National Child Protection Systems in the Wider Context of the Social Protection System in Albania.”

Al Jazeera English15 Jun 2014

This video from Al Jazeera English investigates the disappearance of 500 Albanian Roma children from a state-run residential institution in Athens, Greece over a decade ago. 

Gentiana Qirjako, Genc Burazeri and Erka Amursi 1 Jun 2014

This study described the magnitude of physical abuse during childhood in a representative sample of young adults selected from public universities in Albania, and to identify relationship between socioeconomic characteristics and behavioural/lifestyle factors associated with adverse childhood experiences.

Better Care Network 24 Mar 2013

This country care review includes the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted as part of its examination of Albania's combined second, third and fourth periodic reports at the 61th Session of the Committee, held between 17 September and 5 October 2012. The Committee's recommendations on the issue of Family Environment and Alternative Care, and other care relevant issues, are highlighted.

SOS Children’s Villages International 1 Oct 2012

This report presents the findings from a two-year peer research project which includes the testimony of more than 300 young people with care experience in Albania, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Poland. More than 40 care leavers from the four countries were selected and trained to play an active role in the all aspects of the projects. The interviews revealed widespread inadequacies regarding the process of leaving care, promoting the research team to draw up recommendations to address them.

Peroline Ainsworth, Elena Gaia, Anna Nordenmark Severinsson1 Jan 2012

This edition of Insights produced by UNICEF summarizes the findings and recommendations of studies on the impact and outreach of social protection systems in Albania, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine where high rates of child placement in formal care still persist. The research offers important insight into the weaknesses and challenges faced by social protection systems in the region, but also point to ways in which policy-makers might maximise the impact of social protection systems in order to ‘keep families together’.

UNICEF Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States Region6 Aug 2007

A resource site based on the first Regional Consultation on Child Care System Reform held in Sofia in early July. The consultation brought together 120 key social welfare delegates from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, UN-administered Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.