This concept paper is prepared in the framework of the Conference “Albanian in the Berlin Process: Fall 2015 Stocktaking and Recommendations” and it is published in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Hanns Seidel Foundation.
This document contains amongst other: interviews with representatives of Albanian and foreign institutions involved in this process, presentations and speeches of the speakers in the Conference and other findings of the research carried out by ShtetiWeb team.
We will outline the Berlin Process’ institutional, legal and policy(ies) framework, the synergy with prior mechanisms, the novelties brought by this process, assess the connectivity argument with reference to its contribution to growth and prosperity in the region, and give an overview of the existing regional initiatives that directly or partially affect the Berlin Agenda. Finally, specific findings will be drawn for each category of the involved stakeholders, on the way they interact, the national and regional mechanisms and the monitoring component.
The study methodology is based on desk research and interviews with national, regional and international stakeholders. It will be published after the conference and will include the speeches of the invitees as well as the results of discussions.