Debating NATO Integration in Albania

Author: megi / Date: 17-02-2015 /

Debating NATO Integration in Albania
2007 –2008

AIIS designed the project out of our concern that no study was conducted on the attitudes of the Albanian public regarding NATO membership. The project assessed the level of information and expectations of four elite groups of the Albanian society on NATO and Albania’s potential membership. The groups were the civil servants, military personnel, journalists and political analysts, and representatives of the civil society. The rationale behind the choice of the target groups was that because of their social position, they play a particular role as opinion leaders and decision makers. Therefore, the elite attitudes towards NATO are a good indicator of the attitudes of the Albanian population.
The project was funded by the US Embassy in Albania