INDEP held the workshop entitled “Commitment to Change “The Role of Civil Society and the Media in Shaping the Laws and Initiatives of the Assembly”

Today, 25th of February, INDEP gathered in one place representatives of various NGOs profiled in various issues who had the opportunity to learn more about the opportunities, tools and methods for contributing to the work of the Assembly.

In his opening remarks, Armend Ademaj, Head of the Administrative Unit of the Parliamentary Committee on Economy, Employment, Trade, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Investments, emphasized that the work of the civil society in the Assembly of Kosovo has enabled mutual benefit, both for the quality of legislation and initiatives of the Assembly and capacity building of civil society. He thanked INDEP for the support and monitoring work since 2012 and stated that the Assembly is open for cooperation with other civil society organizations as well.

Dardan Abazi, Senior Researcher at INDEP, presented the presentation “The Need and Importance of Engaging Civil Society Organizations in the New Legislature”, where he talked about the main instruments of civil society participation in the work of the Assembly and the mechanisms available to contribute to the legislative processes.

At the end, the participants conducted an exercise by analyzing Law No. 04/L-176 on Tourism using the methods taught in the workshop. This event was held under the framework of INDEP’s programme of Democratic Governance and as part of the project “Strengthened Assembly for Effective, Inclusive and Responsible Policies and Legislation” funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED).