Develop civil society

Support for the development of civil society, holding elections that meet international standards, assistance in the creation of new constitutions and power-sharing arrangements, promotion of the rule of law, and other human dimension activities constitute other possible OSCE interventions.

Example
People reading information about their rights posted on the wall of the Lushnja municipality building, September 2006. The Know Your Rights project was initiated by the OSCE Presence in Albania and the People's Advocate.

People reading information about their rights posted on the wall of the Lushnja municipality building, September 2006. The Know Your Rights project was initiated by the OSCE Presence in Albania and the People's Advocate (OSCE/Fejzon Numan)

In an effort to promote local NGOs and civil society, the OSCE Presence in Albania, together with the European Commission, began a project in 2006 to strengthen local organization’s ties to each another. The three-part project included an assessment, followed by a public awareness campaign and training sessions. Training focused on management skills, public participation and cooperation with local government, gender mainstreaming, and advocacy.