StartUp Datathon Albania, Data Marathon by AIS, promoter of Open Data

AIS returns to its tradition of Datathon and Hackathon Albania. This November we started working with a group of young people for the DataThon that will be held in January 2023. DataThon comes from the words Data and Marathon. They are events where people meet to work together on an idea and to collect, analyze, visualize and communicate findings related to data. AIS has previously…

Treasury transactions, 10 years of open data for each expenditure, 1900 budgetary institutions

How does the Government Spend the Taxpayers’ Money? Our well-structured Treasury Transactions database enables the monitoring of all payments that state institutions make to third parties. Currently, we have data on each payment made in 10 years. The data is obtained through the access to information from the Treasury Department. They are placed in a system where anyone can easily find, use and reuse them…

Open Data and Gender Reports, Social-economic Data on Gender Balance

The Open Data Albania portal continuously publishes data related to Gender Balance Statistics in the country. Articles are listed under the Gender Relations topic. The latest data published are related to the gender balance in sectors and fields such as Demography, Education, Public Representation and Penal Policy by gender groups. The data assist in identifying ratios and development of gender groups, revealing also economic and social imbalances.…

We work on Civic Education – Youth Empowerment in Anticorruption

Empowering young people against corruption – this is the goal for which we created a group of young people, part of the OpenDataYouthNetwork, a year ago. In October, this team was trained on several important topics in anti-corruption analysis. Civic education and strengthening FactChecking Models on accountability are two important aspects of the organization’s activities and projects. The work with young people and the expansion…

Make Elections Count. The need of monitoring the Misuse of Public Funds in Electoral Campaigns

On May 14, 2023, the local elections will be held in 61 municipalities of the country. AIS, based on previous election monitoring, estimates that there is a high risk of distortion of the electoral will through misuse of public funds during the elections period. A few days before voting for the April 2021 parliamentary elections, the state budget was shifted from Public Works fund to the…

Shareholders’ Equity in Business Entities operating as Audiovisual Medias, October 2022

Open Data Albania is updating the data regarding the operation of Television Media in the country. The research highlights the number of licenses by category held by television media and the commercial entities who own these screens. The data used in the analyses was obtained from the Audiovisual Media Authority AMA and the National Recording Center NKR. In Albania, televisions are categorized based on the…

Women convicted by verdict of the Albanian Courts in 2021

Open Data Albania is updating the 2021 data on the current state of convicts in the Institutions for the Execution of Penal Decisions. The data were collected from the Statistical Yearbooks of the Ministry of Justice, detailing the number of women and girls convicted based on the criminal offense or specific article breached. The criminality among women, according to the 2021’s Judicial Decisions constitutes 5.5…

Domestic Electricity Production based on the Producing Entity, January – August 2022

Open Data is probing into the domestic net production of Electricity data, regarding both Public and Private Producers, as well as Concessionair companies. The data was extracted from the Energy Regulatory Entity (ERE) Electricity Market Reports for the January-August 2022 period. Currently, domestic electricity production consists of two main components: The production carried out by companies with state capital, like KESH sh.a. and Lanabregas sh.a.,…

Constitutional Control over Corrupt Laws, Vacancies of several years in the Constitutional Court bring Serious Consequences for the Prevention of Corruption by Law

The AIS organization initiated a Lawsuit in September 2021 for the Constitutional Court requesting the Repeal as unconstitutional of a law that regulates Contracts for the Reconstruction Program after the Earthquake. The lawsuit of the organization AIS/Open Data Albania sought the Partial Repeal of Law no. 97/2019 for the adoption of the normative Act with the power of Law no. 9 / 2019 of the…

OpenData Youth Fellowship Retreat October 22nd and 23rd, 2022

The organization AIS / Open Data Albania has been working with a group of students and young professionals for a year, creating a Fellowship program for empowering young people in Anti-corruption matters. This includes events held during the year such as work sessions; discussion forums; internships with the organization’s team; training and other networking events. On the weekend of October 22nd and 23rd, members of…

Gender Groups and respective Careers in Academic Profiles, Law and Managerial Position

In the four years, 2018 – 2021, 1120 researchers were accredited with a post-graduate degree of Doctor of Science in Albanian Universities. Of these, 713 weree women, or 64% of the total, as opposed to the 36%  that were men, or 407 researchers. Table: Number of “Doctorate or equivalent” graduates by gender Source: INSTAT Comments and Analyses: Open Data Albania Source: INSTAT Comments and Analyses:…

Training Cycle: Youth Empowerment against Corruption – Citizen Education, Improve Fact Checking Models

The Organization AIS / Open Data Albania is holding this week (October 2022) a training cycle with young people, part of the OpenDataYouth Network. The young participants in this program are selected through competition targeting young journalist professionals or students; economists; tax accountants; future politicians; analysts; sociologists; researchers; etc. The purpose of the Training is to raise the capacities and empower the youth, as the…

The German media ‘flogs’ Rama’s government: Problems with corruption, justice, freedom of the press and still ready for the EU?

Albania celebrated a historic moment after almost three decades: in 2003, Tirana submitted its application for membership. In the days following the announcement, a larger-than-life EU flag adorned the government building in Tirana’s Skënderberg Square. EU affinity is high in the country with 2.8 million inhabitants. According to the Balkan Public Barometer, 89 percent of Albanians evaluate EU membership as positive. In conversations with locals, proximity to the…

Albaniandailynews.com/ Problems with corruption, justice, freedom of the press – Ready for the EU?

 The Western Balkans are also strategically important for the EU, as they form the land bridge between NATO’s southeastern flank and Central Europe. However, it is becoming clear that, regardless of the current moment, there are still a number of challenges standing in the way of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. This is evident in Albania.  Albania celebrated a historic moment after almost three decades: in…