WORKSHOP – Service distances in the Municipality of Tirana
On March 30, 2021, from 17:00 to 18:00 at Tulla Center Culture was held the first workshop within the project “Distances of Public Services in the Municipality of Tirana”. In this activity were present 22 participants from 44 applicants for the call for volunteers, who during the activity respected the protocols of the pandemic.
The event was opened by a welcome speech by Leart Kola, Executive Director of the Institute of Social and Human Studies, where he presented the goals and objectives of this project that will be extended throughout this year.
Then through the zoom link the expert Sokol Tushe, specializing in Information Systems and Management, Emory University, USA presented the preliminary findings of the project. Currently, public services are discussed in terms of population density for certain number of schools per 1000 inhabitants. From the observations there is a geographical inequality in the way the institutions are distributed where the old neighborhoods in the center are closer to the services while in the urban areas there has been a concentration of decision making created after the territorial reform.
The technical purpose of the project is a detailed analysis of public services in Tirana, through the measurement of distances for walking time in the car or on foot. The focus will be on services for kindergartens, schools, health centers, police stations and post offices, from where the analysis for kindergartens is completed.
Meanwhile, after the presentation of the participants’ training and their expectations, they were divided into three groups respectively: data analysis, mobilization and lobbying, as well as visibility.
This project is being implemented with the support and funding of Lëviz Albania, a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC by the consortium of three organizations Open Society for Albania, Partners Albania and Co-Plan Albania