Netherlands Embassy in Tirana Albania
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The Parliament of Albania held a public consultation on Juvenile Justice today in the context of Justice reform. Ambassador Dewi van de Weerd was invited to deliver a speech at the expert panel to share Dutch experiences on juvenile justice issues. This has also been an area of work for the embassy in Albania.
On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, ambassador Dewi van de Weerd held a speech at the launching event of the EU twinning project "Improvement of the enforcement system in Albania''. Feel free to read the ambassador’s full speech below.
The Netherlands Embassy in Albania in cooperation with the Albanian Institute for International Studies hosted a lecture at the European Information Center in Shkodra on women in politics. Ambassador Dewi van de Weerd stressed the need for positive policies to be implemented in the field of women involvement in public life in Albania.
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February 4, 2016 During its current EU presidency the Netherlands is confronted with different challenges in the field of migration and radicalization. Today, ambassador Dewi van de Weerd was the keynote speaker at the European Forum in the Library of Tirana Times. In her speech she addressed the threats that radicalization, terrorism and immigration pose to Europe and the measures the EU is undertaking to counter these trends.
January 28, 2016 In the framework of the European Day on Personal Data Protection, ambassador Dewi van de Weerd held a speech this morning at a meeting organized by the Commissioner for Data protection. Promoting transparency and open data is one of the priorities of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU. Dewi van de Weerd highlighted human rights online and the need to realize that the advantages of internet surfing do go along with sharing valuable personal data. The young generation and their parents should be aware of that. The deputy minister of education of Albania announced that kids will be educated about online behavior in schools. Dewi van de Weerd congratulated the kids that won the competition, coming from all over the country. Read her full speech below.