The Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) on November 2022 held the launching event of the research papers prepared within the scope of the CSO – Private Sector engagement research, supported by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness.
Albanian Center for Economic Research, as research partner, presented their research findings, methodologies, and recommendations on enhancing CSO-Private Sector cooperation towards promoting civic space.
The study “Exploring Civil Society Organization-businesses partnerships in the context of Albania” was developed with the support of the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN), within the scope of activities foreseen through the MoU between BCSDN and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), funded by the European Commission, the Irish Aid, and the Austrian Development Agency.
The study “Exploring Civil Society Organization-businesses partnerships in the context of Albania” developed by the Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER), provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that the Albanian CSOs face while partnering with the private sector, was present the audience by Ms. Brunilda Kosta, Ph.D. Thirty Albanian CSOs were interviewed for the analysis, half of whom had previously formed partnerships with Albanian businesses. These fifteen CSOs have explored a range of relationship opportunities, from philanthropy—a more conventional kind of collaboration—to more strategic alliances. Through her address, Ms. Kosta elaborated on the models of cooperation between civil society and the private sector, and challenges in the matching process between the CSOs and the companies, but also addressed the needs and opportunities. Mr. Ilir Ciko, Ph.D. delivered findings by Ms. Kosta. Mr. Ciko elaborated on the essence of creating shared value between the cooperating entities from the private sector and civil society, guided by the fact that CSOs play a crucial role in the delivery of added value for the benefit of all society.
Read about the event “CSO and Private Sector Cooperation: Regional Practices within the Global Trends and Threats”
Check the study” “Exploring CSOs-businesses partnerships in the context of Albania“