US Embassy in Albania

The US Embassy in Tirana is the official representation of the United States in Albania. It is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the United States and Albania.

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program supports initiatives of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in building the social and intellectual foundations of democracy, the democratic resolution of problems and the institutionalization of open, pluralistic political processes.

The Program funds projects throughout Albania in a variety of fields, including those related to: rule of law, respect for human rights, participatory governance, women’s empowerment, dispute reconciliation, economic reform, business development, civic education, media training, environmental awareness, anti-trafficking, domestic violence, anti-corruption, etc.


Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR)

YIHR was formed in 2003  in order to enhance youth participation in the democratisation of the society and empowerment of the rule of law through the process of facing the past and establishing new, progressive connections in the post-conflict region of the former Yugoslavia

The mission of YIHR is to protect the victims of human rights violations, establish new connections in the region among the post-war generations, and include the young in the process of transitional justice through promoting the truth about the wars in former Yugoslavia.

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights promotes truth, justice, responsibility and equality as basic values. The organisation has offices in Belgrade, Prishtina, Podgorica, Zagreb, and Sarajevo.