BPRI supported the development of six Local Action Plans for Roma in Albania
by Aleksandar Dimishkovski
Six Local Action Plans for Roma (LAP) were developed in Albania with the support of the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project. The process was facilitated by local Roma experts and their mentors and all six LAPs were already passed by the council of the municipality or commune.
Through this activity, the municipalities of Lushnje, Lezha, Gjirokaster and Pogradec and two communes: Grabian and Shushice have adopted the new local action plans in order to promote the integration and improvement of living standards of the Roma community. Some concrete activities in this field have already been developed and implemented, such as infrastructure improvements in the Roma settlements and grants obtained for upgrading or new housing.
BPRI is a regional project funded by the European Union, supported by OSCE participating States and implemented by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The project supports innovative programmes to promote greater Roma participation in political and public life and decision-making, help to combat discrimination and contribute to better living conditions.
The LAPs are available in the following languages: