AIS is working to create a Network with Young People who have the skills and vocation to promote and influence public debate by enriching it with arguments and facts. This idea is implemented by the promotional team of Open Data Albania and it is intended to train researchers, activists, or journalists in their first steps of the profession, or during university studies, so that they may articulate themselves publicly on issues related to governance and corruption.
The process requires a commitment to:
- one or two meetings per month,
- independent work,
- work under the care of an expert or data analyst,
- stimulated debate among young people themselves;
- preparation of research articles for publication on the website FollowtheMonye.al by junior authors.
The final goal of the process is to strengthen the capacities and knowledge of an elite youth group that has the vocation, talent, and willingness to engage in public articulation. The process will be finalized with the publication of research articles on the Open Data Albania/FollowtheMoney portal by young people themselves giving them the opportunity to share with the public facts, analysis, and presentations.
We welcome young people up to 25, students or newly graduated, to apply. What is required is candidates who are willing to empower themselves through data, information, and knowledge. Young people should be willing to improve their articulation skills and ability to engage in argument-based discussions.