Call for Applications for the #Shkëndija Program

Call for Applications for the #Shkëndija Program

Are you a citizen, group or organization with a desire to improve life in the community? Do you have an unwavering passion to drive change in the communities you live in? The #shkëndija program is looking for active and willing individuals and organizations to increase their impact and reform communities!

The #shkëndija program is not just a program; it is a culture of activism and advocacy. It is a one-year trip that offers spaces and opportunities to develop concrete activism or advocacy initiatives. We are looking for activists who want to advance their initiatives and achieve concrete results. Join us for a year-long journey of empowerment, growth and impact!

>> What support does the #shkëndija program provide?

Support from the #shkëndija program includes:

1 – Workshop on topics of special importance for activism and advocacy, where we highlight: (a) activism, community organization, and advocacy; (b) developing activism skills through investigative journalism techniques; (c) how to collaborate and use traditional and alternative media; etc. Through the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to understand in practice the process of conception, formulation, implementation and monitoring of an initiative.

These workshops will be carried out by the team of the #shkëndija program in collaboration with very good and experienced experts in the areas in focus of the workshops.

2 – Continued support with orientation, advice, knowledge as well as direct engagement in essential processes. This process will be extended in time throughout the year and aims to create the necessary conditions to further increase the initiative.

3 – Provision of essential equipment or services for the progress of the initiative, for the most engaged and dedicated participants of the program.

  >> Who can apply?

•⁠ ⁠You have a clear Initiative regarding the community where you live;

•⁠ ⁠You can clearly articulate the positive change you intend to achieve.

•⁠ ⁠You are ready to commit to the workshops and mentoring processes provided for in the program;

>> How can you apply?

Are you ready to join us?

Apply to be part of the #shkëndija program by February 20, 2024, by completing this registration form:

For more information contact: and Visit to find out more about the #shkëndija program through the years.

>> Key dates:

  📅 Application Period: January 27, 2024 – February 20, 2024

  📢 Selection announcement: February 29, 2024

  🚀 Program start: March 2024

The #shkëndija program is part of the “SPARKs: Supporting Civic Activism and Advocacy Initiatives in Albania” project implemented by Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development with the financial support of the Office of Public Relations at the U.S. Embassy. Embassy-Tirana as part of the “Civil Society Capacity Building” program.

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