National Network

Bul:Zhane D’Ark;Nd.61,H.5, A5

E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Gender
  4. Human rights
  5. International/Cultural relations
  6. Media
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information

ACT for SOCIETY Centre, was established in January 2012. ACT for SOCIETY Centre believes in the power of change. It aims at making this change happen through ", creative, and effective strategies and initiatives...". The main focus of our projects is gender equality and equity, human rights, anti-violence and anti-extremism, participation in democracy, and youth participation. ACT for SOCIETY Centre has immensely invested in human resources development. Upon its establishment, staff received comprehensive training and technical support including training retreats, training of trainers/training of consultants, regional internships, and on-the-job training that is followed by continuous professional and personal development.

Mission and Objectives

ACT for SOCIETY Centre Mission is to enhance the healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. Its work consists on advocating for democracy and human right issues, promoting culture, connecting youth, stimulating the active participation of young people in the social life and decision-making processes, both in local and national level. Our Objectives are: - Advocacy and awareness-raising, focusing on human rights topic; - Promote human rights and inclusiveness of marginalized groups and vulnerable groups; - Enhance youth activities through non-formal education; - Stimulate transparent decision-making processes in democracy; - Embrace think-tank ideology and stimulate research; - Active participation in international, regional and national networks; - Peace – Building through Culture and Art. 

Main Projects / Activities

1. Youth Empowerment Youth Empowerment programme seeks to establish an environment and effective platforms where young people can gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults. The programme is oriented to a gateway to inter generational equity, civic engagement and democracy building. Activities focus on youth-led media, youth rights, youth councils, youth activism, youth involvement in community decision-making, and other methods. Tips activity on YE: Power Up Community; Democracy in My Eyes; Live Vote Mascote etc; Programs that we participate in order to our field of work: - Erasmus + program (seminars, workshops, training's, youth exchanges) - Internship 2. Human Rights and Social Development This programme priority includes research and capacity-building projects in economic, social and educational policy in the framework of good governance and EU accession processes. - Gender Equality Gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Through our activities we aim to educate young people to understand the importance of having the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored. - Countering violent extremism and radicalization Regarding to this topic we are working to enable positive and peaceful societies for young people in Albania, that support gender equality and decrease interpersonal violence and its extremism. Objective of our mission is to improve Youth NGOs and government capacities to integrate Program Youth - Life Skills Educational Curriculum in current educational and youth policy strategies and strengthen governmental and civil society efforts related to inclusion of youth vulnerable to extremism. We have made research for situation analysis regarding PREV and implemented meetings, training's and workshops with youth in and out of school. Below you can find mentioned some projects we have and/or are implementing: What Youth Believe- Interfaith Dialogue Equal and Different Men and Boys as Partners in Promoting Gender Equality and prevention of Youth Extremism and Violence in the Balkans - Social Inclusion In the framework of the challenges that Albanian society encounters, it is necessary to improve the terms for individuals and groups to take part in society and to improve the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity to take part in society. For this reason we work with marginalized groups and youth at risk. 3. Democracy and Anti-Corruption - Active Citizenship Active citizenship is one of the most important steps towards healthy societies. Through our activities we contribute to involve citizens in their local communities and democracy at all levels, from towns to cities to nationwide activity. Organizing different advocacy campaigns, educating young people about democratic values, skills and participation etc. - Good Governance and Transparency Through this program is aim to ensure that public money is spent effectively and appropriately. Key areas include: monitoring activities, campaigns etc. 

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

With our Ideas - with our staff - with our expertise - with our partners

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We want to join because we believe in our work and in all that we are doing in our community and if we are part of ALF Network is a good opportunity for us to implement project with good level and social impact.

Contact (1) Full Name
Armela Pengili
Job Title
Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Armela Pengili
Contact (2) Full Name
Eleni Nanaj
Job Title (2)
Program Director