Meeting with journalists

Meeting with journalists

On December 18, 2020, in the Europa Hall at the Tirana Times Library, the EITI Public Relations Ambassador for 2020, Ledion Krisafi, organized a meeting with journalists. During the meeting, the Director of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Genci Tërpo, made a presentation of the main 2020 EITI projects.

Mr. Tërpo mentioned as the most important project the publication within this year of the 2017-2018 annual Report with all the data for the extractive industry. Mr. Tërpo also spoke about two very important EITI projects, such as the digital mining cadaster and the open data portal. Both projects will significantly increase the transparency in the extractive industry and will provide for all interested individuals, experts, journalists, etc., complete data, easily available for the extractive industry in Albania.

Mr. Tërpo also mentioned the realization of the EITI Communication Strategy for the next two years, worked by Alba Çela, a very important and fundamental document for the public relations strategy and communication of EITI work activities and achievements. Also another important project is the study on the impact of the extractive industry on the environment, a study that will be concluded within this year and also very important to point out the problems in this area but also what can be done next. The meeting closed with some questions from the participants about the latest figures held by EITI for the extractive industry and the main 2021 EITI projects.