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Presence in Albania assisted in the establishment of a local public safety council

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
Subject
Community policing
Subject
Community policing
Date(s)
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
domestic violence, extremism

Summary

The first meeting of a local public safety council - the first structure of this kind in Albania, established with the assistance of the Presence - took place at the municipality of Elbasan on 2 December 2016. The primary goal of the council is to mobilize all local stakeholders to jointly address issues linked to criminality, domestic violence and violent extremism. The advisory body, chaired by the mayor, will also serve to identify local community challenges linked to personal security. The mayor of Elbasan noted that the creation of sustainable co-operation between all local actors, including civil society, police, social services and religious communities, marks an important step in improving citizen safety and security. The Presence is working to establish local public safety councils in many other municipalities over the next months. The town of Korça is expected to establish its own council in December 2016.

Information

Added on
10 Jan 2017
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Region
Albania
Keywords
domestic violence, extremism
Rights
OSCE