Announcement for Young Professionals #Economist #Lawyer; #Journalist and #PoliticalActivist (aged 20 to 30 years old) – Opportunity to gain practical knowledge, info sessions, empowerment, events, networking and training certificate issued by AIS/OpenDataAlbania

The organization AIS, promoter of Open Data for Albania, during the 2021 – 2023 period, with support from the Swedish Embassy in Tirana, has implemented a program that trained young people in the use of data and evidence in function of activism, public debate and drafting of public policies. The major focus has been on the topics of Accountability and Anti-corruption. Title of the project: Youth Empowerment against Corruption Program.

This year, although not funded, the Organization was  prompted from young people wishing to become part of the Program, to continue our efforts in empowering youth activism.

For this purpose, we have started working with a small group of young professionals and are extending the call for other young people, who want to work and gain experience with us, to join in.

Fellowship Program Activities:

  • Training on how to access and use data for the purpose of Transparency and Accountability on Public Expenditure, Public Contracting and Public Programs
  • Information sessions on the use of open access databases or local databases (Treasury Payments; Passports of Companies acting as Public Contractors; Public Procurement in Healthcare, Municipality, National Infrastructure; Asset Declaration; etc.).
  • Preparation of Research Articles, which are eventually published at
  • Creative events such as Forum or DataThon (DataMarathon)
  • Networking Festive Events
  • Certification of Participation Ceremony
  • Optional: 3 to 6 months professional commitment contract as Staff at AIS for the best fellows

Program duration: May – November 2024

To ask questions via email at [email protected], you should write on the email subject: OpenDataFellowship Questions

To submit an application you should send an email at, [email protected] with subject “OpenDataFellowship 2024 Application”, in which you have written information on the field you’ve studied/ are studying, your engagement as young professional or activist and why you wish to be empowered through the #OpenDataFellowshipYouthNetwork2024

Due to lack of funding, the events will only take place at the AIS offices and only a limited number of people will be admitted for the 2024 cycle.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

To access events from previous years follow the LINK:

Application deadline:Wednesday, May 29th, 2024.