On February 14 it was released the web site “ShtetiWeb” with www.shtetiweb.org address. It is an initiative supported by the Cooperation and Development Institute. The thematic of this site is the state and the government, including a large number of other categories related and their implementation in Albania. This site is built on four columns: Public Institutions, Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Finance, which are treated as interconnected transmission gear mechanism governance process. This process is realized through public policies which are built and implemented by state institutions. So, Public Policies are the state in action. This is the perspective chosen by ShtetiWeb: to present the state in action.
For each state notion it is established a respective category, with sub-divisions where explanatory texts that provide definitions are provided, they explain the competencies, organization and operation methods, the relevant legal framework, etc.. The texts mostly have a general content, with concrete illustrations for the Albanian case. Two other important sections of ShtetiWeb are those related to Public Policy and State Reform. The main Public Policies implemented in our country after 90’s are grouped through special dossiers. Each Dossier in this column contains working papers, strategies, programs, relevant plans and other indicators or statistical data that belong to the relevant policy. In the State’s Reforms column are included the major reforms, whose approval require a qualified majority. This refers to reforms such as the constitutional, parliamentary, judicial system, and electoral. For reference, it has been done the comparison with similar reforms carried out in other democratic countries. Also in this column are included recommendations of relevant international institutions.
A unique element in Shtetiweb is the presentation of the Albanian State History. Here, in a chronological order and synthetic way are given all the data related to the history of the Albanian state from 1912 to the present days. Reports of historical debates held in the Parliament, which are grouped under the title “The Great Debates”, constitute the most authentic chronicle of this story. The issues of the European integration of Albania are found in a separate section.
ShtetiWeb gives a special importance to the academic function of information classified on this site. Under this view, the lectures of most prestigious Albanian teachers and professors fulfill the function of knowledge transfer related to the state through the most important concepts state issues.
The website has a library of Shtetiweb, where you can find analysis and opinions; authentic document; texts of main laws; books, articles, studies and state publications references that bring the necessary knowledge on this complex subject. The library does not only serve as a file to find the requested materials, but it allows the consultation of the required material just by clicking on its title.
Organized in this way, this new web site in Albanian language intends to group in a single Internet address, the open window on the State, the consulting manual and the virtual library for all those involved or that are interested in the State and its functioning.