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Here you will find recent news about BBA work, updates and articles that share our work, collaborations, single activities, etc. 

BBA in European Youth Event 2021

From 8-9 October 2021, BBA participated in the biggest European youth event #EYE2021 organised in Strasburg, France by the European Parliament. BBA was part of the Albanian delegation of Kongresi Rinor Kombëtar composed of 15 youth representatives from the team of Tirana European Youth Capital 2022.

The event which was attended by 10000 young people from all over Europe took part online and offline and provided use with a great opportunity to share the message of raising up the voice for youth, discussing and networking with organizations all over Europe and representing Tirana European Youth Capital 2022.

 

During the second day of European Youth Event 2021 in European Parliament Strasbourg, among others we had a good discussion about the future of work, jobs and skills after Covid where European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Mr. Nicolas Schmit spoke about the strategies of reskilling and upskilling youth for the labor market.
 
We also had a chance to make a comment where BBA Director highlighted the importance of teaching youth the attitudes and mindset towards the labour market, entrepreneurship and jobs. She also stated that formal, non formal and informal education should be used commonly to prepare youth towards the future of labour market.
During the day we also had a chance to network and meet different actors and organizations from different countries, as well as to meet colleagues and friends from the non formal education field. 😊
Kongresi Rinor Kombëtar THANK YOU once again for the great opportunity. We are all looking forward to giving and doing our best for Tirana European Youth Capital 2022 and put youth policy in the agenda of decision makers.
 
 

The first National Conference of Volunteering 1.0 in Albania

On 31 May 2010, BBA in cooperation with local partners PVN and CPD, and the support of Leviz Albania- a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, hosted the biggest national conference on volunteering in Albania. The conference was also the main event for the opening of Local Democracy Week 2021 which is yearly organised by Leviz Albania.

The activity comes as part of VullnetarizmiPikeAl project that aims to create a multi-dimensional enabling environment where volunteering is encouraged, supported and recognized as a key mechanism for promoting active citizenship, solidarity and social cohesion in Albania. The project improves the existing legal and social infrastructure with bottom-up systemic interventions and proposes a functional system with innovative approaches and direct impact on volunteering that is inclusive, qualitative and with standards, for all stakeholders.

 

The conference was attended physically by over 100 representatives of central and local government, civil society organizations, researchers, academics, project managers, volunteers, business representatives, citizens and other supporting actors interested in volunteering from all over Albania. Representatives of Ministry of Finance and Economy, Deputy Minister Dajna Sorensen greeted the event and expressed the willingness to discuss and find a common approach to regulate the legal and social volunteering environment in Albania. While Deputy Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Bora Muzhaqi, highlighted the ministries willingness to support the further development of the youth volunteering field and promised to support initiative that target young people.  

Two main documents were than introduced to the guest, the national study “Volunteering in Albania” that produced data and statistic on the citizens perception of volunteering in the country and a social and legal analysis with 5 different examples from Europe, where volunteering laws and policies were presented as practices where we can learn from in the engagement to regulate the issues with the Albanian Law on Volunteering. The guest of the conference worked in 3 main groups to create concrete recommendations that will then feed the creation of a Policy Brief that will be used as a tool to advocate and lobby for the volunteer infrastructure improvement.

A panel of legal experts and CSO representatives also discussed and analysed the law effects on the sector and what are the current challenges and barriers faced by the organisations as the main organisers of volunteer opportunities in the country.

The event was closed with a presentation of the first draft of the national digital platform vullnetarizmit.al which will be launched during October 2021.

#vullnetarizmipikeal #levizperdemokracivendore #LevizAlbania # jdv2021

Our first international event

History in the making…

Exactly today, 15 years ago, Beyond Barriers team hosted and organised the first European activity in Tirana, with the financial support of YOUTH Program of European Commission!
 
From 29 April till 4 May 2006, 30 CSO representatives from Europe gathered in Tirana for a Contact Making Seminar. Needless to say, we challenged ourselves that week, we met great people, partners and friends, we learned together, we had fun and we cried to!
 
Some of these organisations are still nowadays our trustable partners and friends, while we continue our successful cooperation in the youth work field. Hundreds of Albanian youngsters have participated in our international activities and projects, and hundred foreigners have visited our activities as well.
 
 
BBA later became a Contact Point of the European Programs (Youth in Action, Erasmus + and European Solidarity Corps), and continued to also assist, train and support several Albanian organisations and institutions in joining the European programs and adding value to their youth work.
 
The following video is a memory of 15 years ago, when our European youth work history started, only to be continued and to grow more successful. The European organisations met Albanian organizations in the Municipality of Tirana, in an event to foster collaboration, partnerships and better youth policy developments.
GOOD WORK does take effort and commitment, but if you strongly LOVE WHAT YOU DO and BELIVE IN IT, the results can only be amazing!
 
15 years later we are here again, with youth and for youth! Our history continues, and so does our commitment!

17-nth anniversary

WE ARE 17 TODAY!
As we grow older, stronger and wiser we would love to say THANK YOU to each and everyone of YOU!
THANK YOU to all young people, for inspiring us and believing in us!
THANK YOU to all partners, collaborators and stakeholder nationally and internationally, for joining and supporting our journey of making a better society for the present and future youth!

THANK YOU to all our VOLUNTEERS, MEMBERS and STAFF through out the years, who contributed with all the hard work, creativity, passion and dedication!

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE DO BEST!

AND if you would like to WISH US HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PLEASE consider DONATING to our cause of supporting 127 children with disability to have a greenhouse in their school!

https://gofund.me/cd823b31

THANK YOU to everyone that has donated already! ❤

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

 

Thirrje për subjekte- Dizenjimi dhe ndërtimi i platformës dixhitale www.nohatespeech.al

ALB: PB po kërkon të kontraktojë një subjekt për shërbimin “Dizenjimi dhe ndërtimi i platformës dixhitale www.nohatespeech.al. Për të aplikuar shkarkoni më poshtë Termat e Referencës (1)  dhe Ofertën e specifikuar (1.1) dhe dërgoni aplikimin tuaj duke dorëzuar dokumentat e nevojshëm deri më 29 Mars 2021 deri në ora 16:00.
 
Për pyetje mund të kontaktoni në adresat [email protected]  dhe   [email protected]org deri në datën 19 Mars 2021.

Thirrje për ekspert- Call for expert

ALB: PB po kërkon të punësojë një ekspert/e për pozicionin “Zhvilluesi dhe editues i përmbajtjes së platformës www.nohatespeech.al“. Gjeni ToR më poshtë dhe nëse mendoni se keni aftësitë e kërkuara, aplikoni duke dorëzuar dokumentat e nevojshëm deri më 25 Mars 2021 në ora 16:00.

Thirrje për ekspert- Call for expert

ALB: BBA po kërkon të punësojë një ekspert për pozicionin “Zhvilluesi dhe editues i përmbajtjes së platformës www.vullnetarizmi.al“. Gjeni ToR më poshtë, dhe nëse mendoni se keni aftësitë e kërkuara, aplikoni duke dorëzuar dokumentat e nevojshëm deri më 18 Mars 2021 deri në ora 16:00.

Thirrje për subjekte- Dizenjimi dhe ndërtimi i platformës dixhitale www.vullnetarizmi.al

ALB: PB po kërkon të kontraktojë një subjekt për shërbimin “Dizenjimi dhe ndërtimi i platformës dixhitale www.vullnetarizmi.al“. Për të aplikuar shkarkoni më poshtë Termat e Referencës (1)  dhe Ofertën e specifikuar (1.1) dhe dërgoni aplikimin tuaj duke dorëzuar dokumentat e nevojshëm deri më 24 Mars 2021 deri në ora 16:00.

Për pyetje mund të kontaktoni në adresat [email protected]  dhe   [email protected] deri në datën 18 Mars 2021.

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