On 26 may 2017, with the cooperation of University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” of Elbasan, European Movement in Albania, held the introductory activity for the Albanian Law Journal (ALJ), an initiative supported by Netherlands Embassy in Albania. .
At the introductory event, attended by more than 60 students and lecturers, was present and the vice Rector of the University of Elbasan, Prof. As. Peçi Naqellari. In his speech, Mr. Naqellari appreciated the fruitful and continuous cooperation between the University and the European Movement in Albania, and how by these initiatives undertaken by EMA the direct beneficiaries are students ,academics and university itself. He also expressed his commitment to the continuation of such initiatives.
Mr. Gledis Gjipali, the Executive Director of the European Movement Albania, during his introductory speech about Albanian Law Journal, highlighted that the target of this journal will be mainly the legal professionals but also professionals of other fields and citizens interested in legal matters. The authors of the ALJ are expected to give their own contributions by analysing the Albanian legislation and legal practices and invited all interested to become part of it, through ideas and contributions that they can offer.
After that, Ms. Nirvana Deliu, EMA Junior Policy Researcher, made a brief presentation of the magazine and main objectives where it relies: as a thorough analysis of the legal framework and the implementation of recommendations and suggestions, as well as providing a space for public debate and involvement in the aspects of the legal and institutional framework. Ms. Deliu stopped in the description of the four pillars of the Magazine and introduced the themes of articles found in the first issue of ALJ and those expected to be published in the second issue. Ms. Deliu invited the interested parties to send their articles to the editorial staff.
At the end there were discussion and questions from the participants on the opportunities for contributions and collaborations and other information needed to become part of the Albanian Lawl Journal.