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 Albania - Profile Updates

Albania/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model

Arts and culture suffered in clashes between central and local government over funding and planning.

Albania/ 5.1 General legislation

5.1.7 Copyright provisions

Piracy remains widespread and the enforcement of intellectual property rights is hampered by the lack of appropriate experience and qualifications of the Albanian courts.

Albania/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.4 Literature and libraries

A draft strategy and action plan on Public Library Development was presented in anticipation of work on a new legal framework.

Albania/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.5 Architecture and spatial planning

A new Law on Territorial Planning came into force on 1 September 2010.

Albania/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.1 Institutional overview

The Law on Higher Education (2010) was implemented to clarify the education system in accordance with the Bologna agreement.

Albania/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education

8.3.4 Higher arts education and professional training

The private Kristal University launched its School of Arts in 2009, and plans to offer programmes in theatre arts from 2011.