Fondacioni "Qemal Stafa"

The Foundation Qemal Stafa (FQS) is the think tank of the Socialist Party of Albania founded in 2007. The Foundation’s main mission is to assist the Socialist Party in the policy-making process at local, national and international level with ideas, guidance, studies and political programs. It formulates conceptual frameworks and guidelines for the Socialist Party by coordinating the formulation, development and evolution of public policies and public opinion. Based on social-democratic values, FQS believes and promotes the principles of a free society, collective and individual responsibilities, and is guided by fundamental democratic principles.

FQS serves to clarify effective governance as a dynamic framework that involves democratic leadership and accountability in decision-making with the objective of achieving efficiency at institutional level.

The Foundation launches a Fund for Governance and Transparency that provides resources for local civil society groups. He runs a number of public events, works closely in partnership with a number of affiliate organizations and plays a key role in electoral elections. In addition, through political debates, it helps citizens understand the key concepts, decisions and most important developments in the Socialist Party by promoting a comprehensive environment. The growth of populism in Western countries and not only, has highlighted the need to not take democracy for granted and that governments ensure the citizens’ inclusion through democratic institutions. Therefore, FQS aims to provide the SP with arguments to be built directly into political discourses.