Civil Rights Program/Kosovo organized Triple A Regional Conference in Pristina
Civil Rights Program/Kosovo organized Triple A Regional Conference in Pristina
26-27 November 2015, Pristina – Civil Rights Program/Kosovo (CRP/K) in cooperation
with European Citizen Action Service (ECAS)- Brussels, has organized Triple A (Access
to Information, Advice and Active Help) Regional Conference in Pristina. The Triple A
project is co-funded by the European Union.
The aim of the conference was to bring together NGOs who are interested in reforming
legislation, policies and practices related to the provision of Triple A services (Access to
Information, Advice, and Active help), including free legal aid. It has addressed several
topics regarding Access to information, Advice and Active Help in the Regional level and
also in the specific country/national level.
The conference was attended by Triple A project stakeholders and partners, including the
following: National Association of Citizens Information Services (NACIS)-Ireland;
Center for Legal Aid and Regional Development (CLARD)-Kosovo; Vasa Prava- Bosna
and Herzegovina; Foundation for Local Democracy- Bosna and Herzegovina; Law
Centres Network (LCN)-United Kingdom; Open Society Foundation (OSF)-Albania;
Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI)-Bosna and Herzegovina; Macedonian
Young Lawyers Association (MYLA)-Macedonia; Center for Monitoring and Research
(CeMI)-Montenegro; Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM)-Serbia;
Association of Civil Society Development Centre (STGM)-Turkey; Association for
Solidarity with Refugees-Turkey; Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro;
Centre for Civic Education-Montenegro; Res Publica-Albania; Tirana Legal Aid Society
(TLAS)-Albania; Association of Educationists and for Protection of Women’s and
Children’s Rights-Macedonia; and Coalition All for Fair Trials-Macedonia;
In addition, presentation of the Ombudsman of Kosovo and representative of EU office in
Kosovo were an added value for the discussions that took place in conference.
The general conclusion of the conference was that eligibility of the Triple A services for
citizens is of the utmost importance in the realization of their rights guaranteed by
international standards and national applicable law. In this context, in all states of
Western Balkans and Turkey, further improvements in terms of capacity building,
legislation, policy and practices is needed.