“Challenges of organization and functioning of local government in Albania in the framework of the Administrative Reform”


The Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of the Political Sciences and Law, Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës, in cooperation with Sophia Antipolis University, Nice, France organize the International Scientific Conference “Challenges of organization and functioning of local government in Albania in the framework of the Administrative Reform”, which will be held on March 27th, 2019 in Durrës, Albania.

The Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of the Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, in cooperation with Sophia Antipolis University, Nice, France organize the International Scientific Conference “Challenges of organization and functioning of local government in Albania in the framework of the Administrative Reform”, which will be held on 27th March 2019 in Durrës, Albania. This activity has been included in the program of France Embassy in Tirana for the month of francophony.

The main aim of the conference is to stimulate debate amongst academics, experts, representatives of central and local governments and interest groups in order to present their most important findings on issues, problems, and challenges faced by the local government bodies after the implementation of the Administrative-Territorial Reform, the aim of which is to improve governance, full and qualitative access of citizens to public services, local democracy and local economic development. The local level is the one in which direct democracy and civic representation are exercised, where services are provided and where social and economic development takes place. Local governments play a critical role in shaping and developing the social and economic life of their territories, bringing communities closer to each other and providing local solutions to local problems.

The vision of this conference is to promote research, discussion and critical thinking about issues related to the challenges of the local government in the fight against corruption and organized crime, public finance management, local development and management of natural resources, harmonization of the national legal framework with the local one, etc.

This conference aims to create a constructive debate and to draw conclusions and recommendations in the framework of increasing the efficiency and ability of local units to provide better services and give citizens and communities more access to these services.

All interested participants can submit an abstract of 1000-1500 words. Extended abstracts will be reviewed and accepted on the basis of their quality and relevance to the research area of the Conference. All selected abstracts must be original and must have not been published elsewhere.

The conference will be focused, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Challenges of decentralization of the local government and public policies in the context of decentralization
  • The future of local public finances, financial management
  • Citizens responsibility in the administration of the local government funds
  • Local financial governance
  • The challenges of the local media, the period of transition from the analogue to the digital one.
  • How much and how is the autonomy of the local government respected
  • Citizen’s trust in the local government
  • Local development and management of natural resources
  • Public finance management
  • Challenges of local government units in the fight against corruption and organized crime
  • Challenges of local government in addressing gender equality issues
  • The role of the local government in water resource management
  • The relationship between political power, social dimension and local government, the role of politics in managing local problems
  • Public law of the local administration
  • The financing of public actions in the municipality of Durres
  • Quantitative and qualitative indicators of the measurement of all forms of decentralization of local government. Current Situation and Future Challenges
  • Harmonization and conflict of the central legal framework with the local one
  • New administrative structures and the challenge of administrative decentralization
  • Challenges of gender budgeting in the new administrative-territorial map
  • Citizen Participation, the democratic guarantee of local governance in the new territorial map
  • Public Finances and Governance, the Public Budgeting Process
  • Tourism management and the role of local government in this process

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submitting Extended Abstracts:  20.02.2019

Acceptance Notice:  01.03.2019

Payment deadline:  05.03.2019

Conference date: 27.03.2019

The 1000-1500 words proposal should be sent to: uamd.nice.conference@gmail.com

Guidelines for extended Abstract:

Abstracts submitted should be written in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The official languages ​​of the Conference are Albanian, English and French.
  • Abstracts should be written in Albanian, English or French.

The abstract of the works presented in Albanian should be sent both in Albanian and English or French.

  • The abstract should clearly indicate the purpose of the research and its connection to the topic of the Conference and the relevant section, the main pillars of literature browsing, the approach used, the main topics of analysis, the main research results and their relevance, the most important conclusions, full bibliography as well as 4-5 keywords.
  • The full name of the author / authors, the institutional affiliation, the respective panel, and the e-mail address

Guidelines for Writing a Paper:

  • Format: Abstracts should be presented in Microsoft Word format.
  • Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Font Times New Roman and 10-pt. for references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

The Conference fee is 50 Euro for every extended abstract. Payment must be done no later than March 1st, 2019 at the account number that will be sent by e-mail to all authors whose papers have been accepted.

The fee includes:

  • One copy of the Proceedings Book
  • Certificate of Participation.
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch break

Presentation Form:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Power Point presentation
  • Poster Presentation

Participants are required to indicate the desired presentation form at their paper proposals.

We would appreciate if you share this Call for Paper with your colleagues and collaborators.

Thank you very much for your interest and hope to see you in spring in the beautiful city of Durrës!

For any queries related to the conference, please do not hesitate to write to:

Abla Tepelena

uamd.nice.conference@gmail.com

ablatepelena@yahoo.com

+355 69 22 06 608

Submitting Extended Abstracts:  20.02.2019

Acceptance Notice:  01.03.2019

Payment deadline:  05.03.2019

Conference date: 27.03.2019

Organizing Committee

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Gentiana Kraja – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Dr. Albana Dema – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Dr. Arian Dedej – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Dr. Mentor Beqa – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Dr. Parashqevi Draçi – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Ilindena Sotirofski – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Ikbale Tepelena   – “Aleksandër Moisiu”, University of Durrës, Public Administration Department

Scientific committee

Prof. Dr. Kseanela SOTIROFSKI         Rektor, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Rector. “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Briseida MEMA               Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University,  Durrës

Prof. Dr. Halit XHAFA                    Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Professor Christian Vallar     Profesor i së Drejtës Publike, Dekan i Fakultetit të Drejtësisë dhe Shkencave Politike, Universiteti Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France/ Professeur agrégé de droit public Doyen de la Faculté de Droit et Science Politique Avocat, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

Prof. Claudine TERRAZZONI         Profesore në të drejtën publike, Fakulteti i të së Drejtës dhe Shkencave Politike, Universiteti Sophia Antipolis, Nice, Francë/ Maître de conférences en droit public à l’Université Côte d’Azur, Faculté de droit et de science politique, CERDACFF, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

Prof. Dr. Agim KUKELI                      Universiteti Europian i Tiranës/ European University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Elmas LECI                      Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Luljeta BUZA                   Departamenti i Drejtësisë, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Law Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Lekë SOKOLI                  Fakulteti i Edukimit, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Education Faculty, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Ahmet CENI                     Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Mimoza KASIMATI        Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Eralda MET’HASANI     Fakulteti i Drejtesisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Law University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Ali TURHANI                  Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Elbasanit/ Faculty of Economy, University of Elbasan

Prof.Dr. Ilira SULO                         Instituti i Studimeve Europiane, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Institute for European Studies, University of Tirana

Prof.Dr. Migena LESKOVIKU      Instituti i Studimeve Europiane, Universiteti i Tiranës/  Institute of European Studies, University of Tirana

Prof. Asoc. Dr.  Andon KUME       Departamenti i Drejtësisë, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Law Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Ass. Dr. Gentiana KRAJA     Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Ass. Dr. Elena KOCAQI        Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Lorenzo MEDICI  Departamenti i Shkencave Politike, Universiteti i Perugia/ PhD.  Associate Professor in History of International Relations, Political Sciences Department, Perugia University.

Prof. Simon BEST        Phd, MBA, BA Ad Voc Ed, JPQual, FRSA, FHEA
Programme Leader Msc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Project Leader EDH@MDX; SBeA; InHeriT Project Member PENS; FESTEM. Middlesex University London, UK

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Eva TEQJA            Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. As. Dr. Lavdosh AHMETAJ             Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Osman METALLA            Fakulteti i Studimeve Profesionale, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Faculty of Professional Studies, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Ervin MYFTARAJ            Departamenti i Marketingut, Fakulteti i Biznesit, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Marketing Department, Faculty of Business, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Sokol PACUKAJ   Dep. Sociologjisë & Psikologjisë, Fakulteti Edukimit, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Sociology and Psychology Department, Education Faculty, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Etleva LESKAJ      Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Qamil LIRËZA       Universiteti i Elbasanit/ University of Elbasan

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Stefan QIRICI        Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti Luarasi/ Faculty of Economy, Luarasi University

Prof.Asoc. Dr.  Mark MARKU       Departamenti Komunikimit e Gazetarisë, Fakulteti i Historisë e Filologjisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Department of Communication and Journalism, Faculty of History and Philology, University of Tirana

Prof. Asoc. Dr. Ervis ÇELA            Fakulteti i Drejtësisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Law, University of Tirana

Prof. As. Dr. Aleksandër BIBERAJ Universiteti CIT/ CIT University

Dr. Arian DEDEJ                             Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Mentor BEQA                            Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Albana DEMI                             Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Parashqevi DRAÇI                    Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Blerina Sadiku                            Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Viorela POLENA                       Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Marsida ISMAILI                      Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Radovan ÇELA                         Departamenti i Drejtësisë, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Law Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Linert LIRËZA                          Departamenti i Drejtësisë, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Law Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Ela GOLEMI                              Fakulteti i Studimeve të Integruara me Praktikën, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Faculty of Integrated Studies with Practice, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Llambi PRENDI                        Departamenti i Shkencave Ekonomike, Fakulteti i Biznesit, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Economic Sciences Department, Business Faculty, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Mentor ISUFAJ                         Qendra Kërkimore Shkencore dhe Ekselencës, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Scientific Research Center and Excellence, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Olsi LAFE                                   Qendra për Zhvillimin e Trashëgimisë Antiko-Mesjetare Shqiptare, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Center for the Development of Ancient and Medieval Albanian Heritage – CDAMAH, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Doc. Dr. Ramadan CIPURI            Departamenti i Komunikimit e Gazetarisë, Fakulteti i Historisë e Filologjisë, Universiteti i Tiranes/ Department of Communication and Journalism, Faculty of History and Philology, University of Tirana

Dr. Alban TARTARI                       Departamenti i Komunikimit e Gazetarisë, Fakulteti i Historisë e Filologjisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Department of Communication and Journalism, Faculty of History and Philology, University of Tirana

 

Bordi Editorial/ Editorial Board

 

Prof. Dr. Briseida MEMA               Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Halit XHAFA                    Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Luljeta BUZA                   Departamenti i Drejtësisë, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Law Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Dr. Ahmet CENI                     Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Mimoza KASIMATI        Fakulteti i Ekonomisë, Universiteti i Tiranës/ Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana

Prof. Ass. Dr. Gentiana KRAJA     Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Prof. Ass. Dr. Elena KOCAQI        Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Olga CRIEZ                                      Përgjegjëse e Marrëdhenieve Ndërkombëtare, Fakulteti i së Drejtës dhe Shkencave Politike, Universiteti Sophia Antipolis, Nice, Francë/ Responsable du service des relations internationals, Faculté de droit et science politique, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

Dr. Arian DEDEJ                             Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Mentor BEQA                            Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Albana DEMI                             Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Parashqevi DRAÇI                    Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Blerina Sadiku                            Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Viorela POLENA                       Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

Dr. Marsida ISMAILI                      Departamenti i Shkencave Politike,  Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Political Sciences Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

PhDc. Ikbale TEPELENA               Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

PhDc. Ilindena SOTIROFSKI         Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

PhDc. Majlinda Velçani                   Departamenti Administrim Publik, Fakulteti i Shkencave Politike Juridike, Universiteti “Aleksandër Moisiu”, Durrës/ Public Administration Department, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

PhDc. Xhafer RAKIPLLARI         Drejtoria e Shërbimeve Administrative dhe Akademike/ Directorate of Administrative and Academic Services, “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

 

All honorable authors are invited to submit an extended abstract for the conference themes and topics in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The extended abstract should clearly indicate the purpose of the research and its connection to the topic of the Conference and the relevant section, the main pillars of literature browsing, the approach used, the main topics of analysis, the main research results and their relevance, the most important conclusions, full bibliography as well as 4-5 keywords.
  • The full name of the author / authors, the institutional affiliation, the respective panel, and the e-mail address
  • The official languages ​​of the Conference are Albanian, English and French, thus Abstracts are welcomed in Albanian, English or French languages.

The extended abstract of your valuable works presented in Albanian should be sent in English or French language as well.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Please ensure that the manuscript has been “spell-checked” and “grammar-checked”.

 

Manuscript Guidelines:

  • Format: Abstracts should be presented in Microsoft Word format (.doc/docx).

Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Font Times New Roman and 10-pt. for references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

Paper size: Standard A4

Margins: 1” on all sides

 

Accepted Presentation Form:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Power Point presentation
  • Poster Presentation

Participants are required to indicate the desired presentation form at their paper proposals.

 

Example of a good extended abstract:

TITLE

Authors Affiliation

The respective panel, and the e-mail address

Abstract: The abstract should give a clear indication of the objectives, scope, methods, results and conclusion of your work. All manuscripts must include a 100-150 word abstract typed on a separate page.

Keywords: (4 – 5 words)

Introduction: The introduction usually contains a background and/or a motivation for the research including comparison to related research.

Objectives: The objectives of the research paper summarize what is to be achieved by the research study.

Theory: A brief description of the theoretical foundations, research framework, etc. that is relevant to the work presented.

Methods: This section should describe what was done to answer the research question, describe how it was done, justify the research design, and explain how the results were analyzed.

Results: Presentation of the result obtained. If possible, use descriptive figures or tables rather than explain in text. Do not discuss or interpret the results at this stage.

Discussion: Discuss the results. What conclusions can you draw? Put results in perspective by comparing to other studies or generally accepted knowledge in the field. Critically evaluate your own method and results with respect to the simplifications made.

References: Please include references prepared according to the American Psychological Association (APA) 6.0 Guidelines (refer www.apastyle.org).

The 1000-1500 words proposal should be sent to: uamd.nice.conference@gmail.com

The Conference fee for every extended abstract is 50 Euro. Payment must be done no later than March 5th, 2019 at the account number that will be sent by e-mail to all authors whose papers have been accepted.

The fee includes:

  • One copy of the Proceedings Book
  • Certificate of Participation.
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch break

09:00  Registration

Further information will follow. 

Venue and Travel

VENUE

The conference shall be held at Aleksandër Moisiu University, Campus-Spitallë, Durrës. The University is located in suburb area of Durres town, with approximately 10-15 min distance from train station using a taxi. There are some possible ways to reach the Campus. We recommend using taxi transportation that can be taken at: Train Station (Stacioni i Trenit) or Demokracia Square (Sheshi Demokracia), Durreës.

Google Maps search with: Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës, Durrës, Albania

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

Airport Arrangement

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Rinas, is the only airport in Albania. The distance from airport to Durrës takes about 30-40 min by car. You can take taxis from outside the airport. The taxi service established from airport is named ATEx (Airport Taxi Express), they contain yellow color with  ATEx symbols, and they can be found in front of airport terminal. The taxis prices are applicable from 07.00-21.00, and can be paid in national value monetary Lek, either in Euro. These taxis are equipped with taximeter.  From Tirana National Airport to Durres the taxi fee is 3000 Lek or about 25-30 Euro, and every itinerary deviation shall reflect additional changes. For late booking after 21.00, the taxi price increase with 20%.

For taxi booking you can refer:  www.atex.al

Durrës Portual Authority

The Port is located at the north end of the Bay of Durrës, an extensive body of water between Kalaja e Turrës and Cape Durrës. Cape Durrës is located approximately 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) west of the Port of Durrës. The port is nearly at Taulantia Square (Shetitore Taulantia). Each passenger can find a taxi outside the port.

Google maps search:

From: Rruga Taulantia,  Durrës, Albania

To: Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës, Durrës, Albania

Google maps search:

From: Terminali Pasagjereve Durres, Rruga Doganes, Durrës 2000, Albania

To: Universiteti Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës, Durrës, Albania

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Details

The following hotels are recommended by the Organizing Committee (list of hotels close to conference venue):

 

Hotel Nais

Hotel Nais is a three star elegant hotel with modest prices, in a very calm area in city center of Durres. The hotel is in a strategic location and is only 100m walking distance from the conference venue.

Address: Lagja 1, Bulevardi Epidamni, Durrës, Durres County, 2001 Albania, E-mail: hotelnais@hotmail.comhttp://www.hotelnaisdurres.comPhone00355 52 224 940

 

Hotel Arvi,

Hotel ARVI, is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Durrës, with a panoramic view from each room. The hotel is near the Port of Durrës, along Taulantia sidewalk. The hotel is within walking distance from the city’s administrative, business and cultural institutions. It is located about 15 minutes walking distance from the conference venue.

Address: L.1 Rr. Taulantia. 2000 Durrës, Albania, Tel. +35552 230403, Fax +35552 226079, E-mail: info@hotelarvi.com; www.hotelarvi.com

 

Hotel 2 Kitarat

Hotel Boutique & Spa 2 Kitarrat offers a spa and wellness centre, as well as a bar and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. It is located about 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue.

Address: Rr. Taulantia, L.1 Durrës, Albania, Tel/fax: +35552 909070/071, Mob:+355689093475, E-mail:info@2kitarrat.com, http://www.hotel2guitars.com

 

Hotel Aragosta

Aragosta is a 4 star hotel located in the most beautiful area of the ancient city of Durres. Such of location between both sea and green hills where on the top you will find the royal villa of King Zog I. The hotel is in a strategic location and is only 300m away from Archaeologic Museum, 100m walking distance from the conference venue.

Address: Rr. Taulantia L.1, Durres 2000, Tel: +355 52 226477, Mob: +355 68 3337050

E-mail: reservation@aragosta.al; http://www.aragosta.al/en/