Role of Local Government and Non-profit Organizations Toward Social Services For Families. Theoretical and Practical Approaches (North Albania Case)

  • Brilanda Lumanaj

Abstract

Family is an important human capital. Family support with social services is an obligation for local government structures and non-profit organizations. The process of decentralization increases the responsibility of local government structures to support families with social services. This study aims to analyze the theoretical approaches regarding the role of local government and non-profit organizations with a focus on social services family. The study is focused on the analysis of national and international documents related to the field study. The paper also has the objective to present an overview of the role of local government and NGOs in the regions of Northern Albania regarding the provision of social services for family. The field study was done in the northern region of Albania, including her four Districts, in its main cities: Shkodër, Lezhë, Kukës and Peshkopi. In the study participated 44 subjects in total, 23 of them are representative of local, regional and central institutions and 21 representatives of NGOs that operate in the filed study. A qualitative research method has been used. The findings of this study reflect the fact that, families in Northern Albania profit a small amount of services from public sector and a variety of services from non-profit organizations. The conclusions of this paper represent the theoretical elements in national and international context toward the role of local government and NGOs focused in social services for families.
Published
May 1, 2014
How to Cite
LUMANAJ, Brilanda. Role of Local Government and Non-profit Organizations Toward Social Services For Families. Theoretical and Practical Approaches (North Albania Case). European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 323-331, may 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/685>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v1i1.p323-331.