Fundraising Process: Za’Lart Albania Free & Fair Elections 2017
2017 is an important year for democracy, rule of law, and integration. The parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on June 18th. In the 2013 and 2015 elections, AIS, with donors support, implemented Za’Lart Project – Raise Your Voice, Make Elections Count . Citizens reported through photos and videos: persons with criminal records participating in candidates’ electoral staff, vote-buying, misuse of the public sector, etc. The ad hoc teams verified some of the reports in the field. Only 90 days before the official opening of the 2017 electoral campaign, the Za’Lart team finds that no donors seems to offer any support for programs on democratic culture and free elections, having made no calls to finance programs with electoral components. Facing such difficulty, Za’Lart team invites donors, embassies, and organizations to support the country in its efforts for establishing democratic standards and a democratic culture, by reconsidering the importance of Civic Monitoring of Elections, and to support our Za’Lart 2017 Program. We welcome communication through [email protected] or through any other AIS contacts.