On December 14, the WBESS team in Albania organized a consultative meeting with a small group of selected participants – dubbed amicably as “Friends of ESS”.
The meeting served to discuss ideas for building community support around the participation of Albania in the European Social Survey. Participants shared their thoughts on how to foster local ownership in promoting and advocating for ESS in the country through a bottom-up approach. One key aspect to that is creating a broad coalition of supporters, including central level institutions such as the National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation, as well as public and non-public universities. The suggestions will be taken up by our team in planning our activities for 2021.