Expanding Free Legal Aid to Men and Women in Albania (EFLAS)

Main goal

Build solid foundations for the new Free Legal Aid (FLA) system established in Albania

To contribute to the achievement of the above overall goal, the project will work towards achieving the following outcomes:

1: Legal aid management institutions and service providers have the capacity to implement the FLA legislation in support vulnerable women and men.

2: FLA Department in Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have core capacities for setting up and piloting a FLA quality monitoring scheme.

3: Network established, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) successfully capacitated to deliver services inselected areas.

Strategic approach for sustainable results

•          Institutional solutions: Supports the development of system solutions for better administration, organization, oversight and delivery of unhindered and equal FLA services for vulnerable women and men

•          Central and Local level: Addresses capacity gaps and strengthen networking at central and local levels of state/non-state/ judiciary actors improving the delivery, addressing bottlenecks and keeping the responsible institutions for FLA service provision accountable

•          Partnerships: Enhance inter-institutional coordination and build strategic partnerships with the NGOs/FLA providers, District Courts, LGUs, Academia, local bar associations, local partners

•          Targets: Roma and Egyptians, survivors of gender based and domestic violence, persons with disabilities and vulnerable youth and elderly.

•          Ownership: Support mandated institutional structures and FLA providers in making services sustainable reaching out to the most vulnerable women and men through institutional system solutions and delivery.

Budget
1 million EUR – 891 089 EUR (Austrian Development Agency funds) and 100 000 EUR (UNDP funds)

Partnerships
MoJ, main partner, NGOs FLA providers, District Courts, LGUs, other local FLA providers, CPD and PA, National/Local Chamber of Lawyers and their local offices, EURALIUS, Open Society Foundation in Albania

Duration: 3 years

October 2019- September 2022

 

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

September 2019

Estimated end date:

August 2022

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Albania

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Austrian Development Agency
  • Amount contributed

    $226,710

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $59,829

    2019 $53,644

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