Coffee Talks 1.1. “Gender Equality”
This Saturday, UNYA Albania launched the first series of “Coffee Talks”. The “Coffee Talks” project is a creative idea that brings a relaxing social ritual closer to intellectual activity. By adopting an international idea such as World Coffee to a Coffee Talk, UNYA Albania aims at reformatting the whole idea of having a coffee. We want to find and spread the ideas, processes, and behaviours that can educate the future generations towards constructive conversations, sharing knowledge and group work. The first series revolved around SDG 5: Gender Equality and had as special guest Mrs. Fabiola Egro, a well-known women rights activist, one of the first women to lead the Women Club and Women movement in Albania and founder of the Center “Today for the Future”. You can read more about the event in our post-activity note.
Coffee Talks 1.2. “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”
Saturday morning we had our ‘wake up’ coffee at Europe House talking about SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Our interest on better understanding the process of building democracy and rule of law in Albania, as well as the latest reform on justice, gathered us around a vivid discussion. Arnisa Tepelija, expert on anti-corruption and closely following the justice reform at EU Policy Hub, shared experience on the field and provided better insight as how can citizens get more involved with the reform and feel part of it. Top-down or bottom-up reform, locally owned, human resources and timeframe of the reform were some main topics that we exchanged views on, and also came up with conclusions at the end. Be part of #CoffeeTalks to be an active thinker while socialising!