The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
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Hearing with Civil Society Organisations of Albania on Youth Policy and Youth Participation
Xheko Imperial Hotel, Ibrahim Rugova nr. 56/H2, Tirana, Albania
25 September 2018
08:30 Registration of participants
09:00 Opening of the hearing by Ms Dragica MARTINOVIĆ-DŽAMONJA, President of the Western Balkans Follow-up Committee and Ms Imse SPRAGG NILSSON, EESC member (The National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations)
09:15 Statement by Mr Klaudio PULAHA, Youth Network in Albania, on the implementation of the National Action Plan for Youth in Albania in the period 2015-2017
09:30 Hearing with Albanian CSOs on the challenges in educational system
Statement by Mr Geron KAMBERI, Albanian Institute for International Studies
10:30 Hearing with Albanian CSOs on the challenges in the labour market
Statement by Ms Irena TOPALLI, Beyond Barriers Association
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Hearing with Albanian CSOs on the challenges in youth participation in the society
Statement by Mr Kreshnik LOKA, Branch Officer of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) in Tirana