EU for Justice Reform

EU for Justice Reform


Project Value 34,000,000.00 €
Project Status Ongoing
Implementing Partners
  • Ministry of Justice (MoJ) 
  • Institutions responsible for the implementation of the Justice Sector Reform
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy as Sector Budget Support coordinator
EU Contribution
35,000,000.00 €
Project Timeline
June 2019 - January 2023

Overall Objective

The overall objective is to contribute to strengthening rule of law and law enforcement, and reduce corruption in government agencies and the judiciary.

Summary of the Project

The project will strengthen the independence, transparency, efficiency, accountability and public trust in the Albanian justice system, in accordance with European standards, and enhance protection of human rights in the penitentiary system.


  • Engagement in policy dialogue around conditions and government reform priorities, the verification of conditions, targets and the payment of Budget Support
  • Transfer of EUR 34 million to the beneficiary country over the fiscal years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 with disbursements of fixed and variable tranches
  • Continued support to reinforce the institutional capacities to implement the Justice Sector Reform, including the creation of new institutions and mandates resulting from changes to the legislative framework
  • Enhancing donor coordination in the area of capacity building for the justice sector through technical assistance
  • Creating monitoring and evaluation systems for tracking the implementation of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy through capacity building
  • Regular monitoring of Budget Support eligibility criteria

Expected Results

  • Independent, efficient and accountable justice system institutions, with an equal representation of women among judges and prosecutors
  • Consolidated legal education and training for system professionals
  • Improved transparency and accessibility to the justice system
  • Improved effectiveness of the criminal justice system
  • Improved infrastructure and functionality of the electronic justice management system
  • A new organisational structure in the Ministry of Justice
  • Increased access to justice through improved service quality of legal professions and arbitration
  • Reintegration and rehabilitation measures for detainees according to European standards
EUD contact point

Tidita Fshazi

Project Reference Number 2019/408-874