The European Centre Foundation and Tirana Legal Aid Society (TLAS) have launched the implementation of a newly started 30-months project on “Contributing in the Amelioration of Human Rights Standards in and out the Penitentiary System in Albania”. This programme is financially supported by European Union under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR/CBSS) 2018-2019 Schemes.
The overall objective is to promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for persons in conflict with law in Albania through an active involvement of the civil society actors.
The program, through a multi stakeholder engagements aims at supporting different human rights based initiatives and to strengthen the role of civil actors in promoting a functional penitentiary system of protection and prevention for persons deprived of their liberties and upon release, in full compliance with European standards and recognized international principles.
During the program time frame, activities will include support to marginalized and underrepresented persons in remand and in prisons who seek access to justice, rehabilitation and reintegration support, as well as vocational education and community oriented advocacy. The program is combined by a strong sub grant scheme that is dedicated to support of initiatives and CSOs that are currently working with this target population and seek sustainable actions for safer communities.
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