Tirana, 6 April 2015 - CRCA Albania, an organisation that works towards ensuring that the rights of children and youth are respected, in partnership with the Tirana Youth Leadership and the following Youth Forums of Socialist Party, Socialist Movement for Integration, Republican Party, Human Rights Party, New Democratic Spirit, Party for Justice, Integrity and Unity and Red and Black Alliance, today held the ceremony for signing the Cooperation Agreement for the promotion of the Social Contract For Youth in Elections 2015.
The Social Contract is a document, prepared by CRCA and Youth Leadership in consultation and with the participation of more than 300 youth in Tirana includes youth priority issues and recommendations for candidates in Local Elections to be held in Albania on 21 June 2015, such as the following:
- Increase the participation and representation of the youth in decision-making;
- Youth Employment;
- The Students’ Card;
- Youth from the Minority groups;
- City Green spaces;
- Improvement of the social/local infrastructure;
- Social services, environmental and city council accommodation;
- Establishment of multi-functional Youth centres;
- Municipality support for Youth CSO’s;
- Youth awareness;
The political youth forums signed this Memorandum of Understanding and committed themselves to encourage their respective political parties to address priority youth issues and in particular to promote a greater participation and representation of young people in the City Councils in Albania, starting from the local elections of 2015, and continuing with the next Parliamentary elections.
The leaders of political youth forum declared that the signature of the social contract is not only an important but above all this represents the common commitment of political youth forums towards youth issues.
They emphasised the fact that nowadays the youth requires concrete solutions and they shall commit themselves to provide alternative solutions. In order to guarantee that the youth plays an important role is decision making a successful lobbying should be put into action. The approval of this Memorandum of Understanding comes in a moment that we should present it to the respective political assembly and why not some of the youth become part of city councils list of representatives of 2015 local elections.