YOUTh & Politics

Public Policy and Governance
Seminar and Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 May 2016, VloreInstitute for Democracy, Media & Culture organized today at the European Union Information Center, Vlore, a training entitled Public Policy and Governance, attended by 30 young people from Vlore and surrounding cities such as Fier, Gjirokaster, Permet etc. The training is part of a series of workshops IDMC has also organized in Tirana and Shkoder in the frame of Youth and Politics project.

The main goal was to improve the understanding, knowledge and political skills of young people. As such, the training aimed to introduce them with the different contexts of public policies, the forms of action and inaction, and their influence in measuring the democratic level of a country's governance. Besides the general understanding about public policies, their types and governance in a broader context, the training was meant to enhance participation and decision-making skills. Participants were further expected to understand the importance of working in groups in order to be able to implement concrete public policies and achieve the desired results.

The training was divided in two parts. In the first part, the young people received theoretical concepts of public policy and governance. They acquired more knowledge particularly with regard to the different public policies. In the second part, after the lunch break, participants applied the knowledge gained in concrete public policies by working in groups. Such division generated interesting discussions and debates, moderated by the trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the workshop, participants completed the evaluation form for the workshop and received a certificate of completion. In the form, they expressed the desire to attend similar future trainings conducted through non-formal education.

 

The EU Information Center in Vlore served as a partner to IDMC for the "Public Policy and Governance" training.

 

More information about the trainer:

Neritan Sejamini is a lecturer of "Game Theory and Rational Choice" at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

 

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16 April 2016, ShkoderToday, IDMC organized a training on Public Policy and Governance in Shkoder. Held at ARKA Youth Centre, it was attended by 23 students and young people coming from Shkoder and surrounding cities such as Puke, Koplik etc. Some of them worked in the field of politics, law and economics.

All participants were very enthusiastic about the training. They admitted to having learned many things and never thought they would be able to apply the knowledge gained in the first session to the second part of the workshop. The participants emphasized that the interaction with the trainer helped them differentiate between the various and concrete public policies.

In an evaluation form delivered from an IDMC representative at the end of the workshop, the participants said they were very satisfied with how the training was organized and the use of non-formal education. Most importantly, the participants noted the positive differences with the other workshops they had attended before. According to them, it was the first time they were provided detailed instructions prior to the training, while the interaction with the trainer made it easier for them to express themselves. They asked if other workshops could be held in Shkoder so they could attend again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop was supported by ARKA Youth Centre in Shkoder.

 

More information about the trainer:

Neritan Sejamini is a lecturer of "Game Theory and Rational Choice" at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

 

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8 April 2016, TiranaDue to the many applications received for the first training on Public Policy and Governance, IDMC organized a second training in Tirana, which will be followed by two others in Shkoder on April 16th and Vlore on May 13th.

The numerous applications for a new training in Tirana show that youth are not passive recipients. They emphasized the need for more workshops to help them enhance their knowledge about politics. Most of those who applied for this training course were students, and the others were young people working in fields related to politics and economics.

The students' high participation reveals that despite the knowledge gained in the universities, they are aware of the need to deepen their understanding about specific topics and meet other people who share their same interests. In conclusion, we could say that the interest of young people to apply and undergo a selection process in workshops that combine theoretical and practical knowledge, such as Public Policy and Governance, is a positive sign about the future of civic education of youth in Tirana and throughout Albania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the selection phase, IDMC tried to keep a balance between students of finance and economics and those of social sciences, such as: Political Science, Law, Journalism etc. The intention was to familiarize them with each other's points of view, as was noted by the participants at the end of the workshop.

At the end of workshop, the students completed the evaluation form for the workshop. Many suggested that IDMC should continue with these workshops, and even introduce a cycle of seminars related to civic education, so they could apply again. The participants admitted they lacked proper education on the topic of Public Policy and Governance, and noted that the workshop provided a new perspective and motivated them to be engaged in the discussion.

 

More information about the trainer:

Neritan Sejamini is a lecturer of "Game Theory and Rational Choice" at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

 

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11 March 2016, TiranaWith civic education of youth as one of its missions, the Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture conducted in Tirana the training on Public Policy and Governance from the series of workshops and seminars which will be held also in Shkoder and Vlore. The first workshop held in Tirana saw the participation of 28 very motivated young people. The participants were chosen by IDMC very carefully among 70 applications.

The main goal of this training was to improve the understanding, knowledge and political skills of young people. As such, the training aimed to introduce them with the different contexts of public policies, the forms of action and inaction, and their importance in measuring the democratic level of a country's governance. Despite the understanding about public policies, their types and governance in a broader context, the training aimed also to enhance participation and decision-making skills. Participants were further expected to understand the importance of working in groups in order to be able to implement concrete public policies and achieve the desired results.

IDMC met its goal by dividing the training in Tirana into two long parts.

The first part provided the theoretical concepts and explained public policies and governance. Participants learned to engage with these topics and got introduced to politics by a specialist. Students understood that in economics, governance implies the role of people authorized for supervision, control and direction of a specific subject and the responsibility to ensure that the subject achieves its objectives, financial reporting and reporting to the stakeholders.

The second part focused on the application of theoretical concepts in actual cases and examples. Participants analyzed, discussed and decided, in groups, on specific public policies through exercises and case studies. These exercises enhanced their participation and decision-making skills and raised awareness of participants that in Albania, some of these specific public policies need several improvements. Participants, concluded that problems related to the transparency of public policies and bad governance were a key factor influencing the increase of their level of distrust and indifference, toward the governing institutions.

At the end of the workshop, participants completed the evaluation form for the workshop and received a certificate of completion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information about the trainer:

Neritan Sejamini is a lecturer of "Game Theory and Rational Choice" at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana.

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