Social Inclusion

What we do?

Inclusion means that people are part of the social, economic, political and cultural life of their country and that their voices are heard and that they are able to use their capabilities, and access resources, including financial and business opportunities. UNDP helps social and economic inclusion in Albania through supporting policies and implementation measures designed to avoid exclusion by helping to remove barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their full capabilities. Group specific implementation measures (e.g. policy responses and action plans) are of critical importance for Roma and Egyptian communities as well as Persons with Disabilities, in no small part due to EU accession related commitments.

Our Goals

In order to address the risks that hinder realization of personal, social and economic potential of all individuals UNDP supports national policies and institutions to increase women’s participation and economic opportunities, improve their access to justice mechanisms, mainstream gender into legislation and development policies and eradicate gender based violence.more

Fighting exclusion in Albania

We help remove barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their rights. We advocate for social inclusion in Albania and to giving equal opportunities to all. more

Our Stories

Zymyle Seferi, a 23 years old young Egyptian, was helped by a EU-UNDP initiative in Albania to pursue her dream to become a midwife. Photo: UNDP Albania
EU-UNDP initiative supports equal access to employment for Roma and Egyptians in Albania

Zymyle Seferi, a 23 years old young Egyptian never gave up her dream of becoming a midwife. She lost her father when she was one monthmore 

Making homes violence-free in Albania

If you want to know how a woman feels when she is being abused, ask Tone. Her story is painful but also inspiring for many. Tonemore 

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  • “Leave No One Behind (LNB)” is a four-year Joint UN programme that aims to empower the vulnerable persons in Albania to have equal access to public services and opportunities, to have a voice in public decision-making affecting their lives, and to hold the duty bearers accountable.

  • In recent years Albania has improved the status of women and promoted gender equality. However, the country still faces many challenges in terms of fully displaying and utilising the women’s potential in the labour market and economy, increasing participation in decision-making and eradicating the widespread violence against women, particularly in the family realm.

  • The project “Support to Social Inclusion in Albania” aims to assist in the effective elaboration and implementation of the Government of Albania's new Strategy for Social Inclusion and Social Protection. It supports the Albanian Government to prepare an extended dialogue with social partners in the country and the European Commission.

  • Regional Local Democracy Programme (ReLOaD) is a regional initiative financed by European Union and implemented by UNDP is six Western Balkans countries, namely: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* , the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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