The Region of Tirana lies in the centre of Albania and is bordered by Durres Region, Dibra Region, Fier Region, Elbasan Region and the Adriatic Sea. Tirana Region has great cultural, artistic and tourist values. It is worth to mention the extent of 33 km, with wonderful beaches, of the Adriatic coast in the area of Kavaja, where is combined the rich Mediterranean flora and fauna with the modern buildings, which are enriching the tourist values of this area.

Positioned in the centre of Albania, the region has a Mediterranean climate with mild winter and hot summer. The population of the Region of Tirana, according to statistics taken from INSTAT, reaches 1.1 Million of inhabitants. 75% of its population is urban population and 25% is a rural one.

The Regional Council is Region’s local governing body provided by the Constitution of the Republic of Albania as its representative body which consists of several basic units of local government, as municipalities, that share traditional, economic, cultural and social links. Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution, the Albanian parliament approved the Law no. 8652, dated 31.07.2000 “On organization and functioning of the Local Government”. The Constitution and the law in question have foreseen that the Regions are second-level units of local government, while the municipalities and communes are considered as basic units of local government. According to the new Administrative Territorial Reform, implemented as of 21 June 2015, the constituent units of the Regions (Qarks) are the municipalities, since the “commune” unit has been dissolved.

The competences of the Council provided by the Constitution and the law “On organization and functioning of local government” mainly consist in the composition and implementation of the regional policies and their harmonization with those of state. The Regional Council issues orders and decisions with general obligatory force.

The Region of Tirana, includes 5 (five) municipalities, comprising the Municipality of Tirana, the capital of Albania. The Regional Council of Tirana is constituted in November 2000 from the local elections of that year. This council consists of 37 members, who are elected by the councils of the local basic units (Municipality Councils).

The Mayors of the local units in composition of the are always members of the Regional Council. The Chairmen and Vice Chairman of the Regional Council are elected by the members of this council.
Currently, the  is Mr. Aldrin Dalipi.

This council has representatives of the political parties elected in local elections. The Regional Council has its own statute of functioning, “his regulation” and it has several committees in its composition, which represent different areas of Council’s activity. The Regional Council has his administration, as well, which consists of about 50 employees recruited under the law no. 8549, dated 11.11.1999 “On Civil Servant Status”, which provides recruitment on the basis of criteria of merit. The Regional Council meets once a month to review the materials which are prepared by his administration and that definitely require the Council decision. The Regional Council enjoys financial autonomy. His budget consists of conditional and unconditional transfers and of its own revenues.

The conditional and unconditional transfers are financial resources that the Central government grants for the operation of the Region, and its own revenues are funds which are obtained from exercising activity and from the various services provided to the citizens. The way how these incomes are used is decided by the Regional Council.

President/Chairman of Regional Council of Tirana


Aldrin Dalipi was born in October 3, 1970 in Vlora. He lives in Tirana, is married to Luljeta Anamali and they have two children: Enisa and Aiden. He completed his university studies in Academy of Arts in Tirana and later graduated with a degree in Law.

He started his career in the field of pedagogy, teaching arts at the high school education level. Later he focused to journalism and public communications. By 1990 Mr. Dalipi was working as a journalist, covering political and social issues for Radio Tirana. During the period of 2000 to 2002 he was appointed Director of Communication at CEC. During this period the coverage of the 2000 local elections and the subsequent 2001 general elections, that the public communication and transparency of the CEC coverage vis-a-vis media actors was specifically noted and highly acclaimed in the international reports of that time.

In August 2002, Mr. Dalipi was appointed as Spokesperson of Council of Ministers and Prime Minister of Albania, a position that he held until September 2005. His tenure as Spokesperson was highlighted by a marked effort at public transparency and fair communication with the media.

Subsequently until 2011, Aldrin Dalipi was heavily involved as a director in TV media, news agencies and the field of Public Relations.

During the local elections of 2010, Mr. Dalipi was elected member of Municipality Council of the capital, Tirana, where he subsequently led the Socialist Party members of this Council.

In 2012 Mr. Dalipi was elected by majority vote of the Council as the President of the Municipality Council of Tirana, a position he held until the end of the term in 2015. During his time as President of the Tirana’s Municipality Council, he led the establishment of Association of Municipality Council members of Albania, together with other Council members, an organization that is still active and led by him. Under his leadership, the Municipality Council of Tirana has achieved the approval of significant decisions, through stable political dialogue and communication between the diverse political groups within the Council, representing the common interests of citizens.

By mid 2014, after local elections were held in Albania, Aldrin Dalipi was re-elected member of the Municipality Council of Tirana and to his position of President of this Council. In October 2015 he was elected President of Tirana’s Region Council, by unanimous vote of the elected members of this Council.

Mr. Dalipi career has been marked by a continued interest in expanding his experience base as has been amply demonstrated by his active participation at international seminars, workshops and courses throughout Europe and the USA, on public communication and election administration.

Throughout his career, Mr. Dalipi has successfully represented Albania in the international official events as part of high level Albanian representatives. Specifically his activities within Albania and abroad have included among other things, as guest speaker and as a contributing member in various meetings and other activities.

He started his career in the field of pedagogy, teaching arts at the high school education level. Later he focused to journalism and public communications. By 1990 Mr. Dalipi was working as a journalist, covering political and social issues for Radio Tirana. During the period of 2000 to 2002 he was appointed Director of Communication at CEC. During this period the coverage of the 2000 local elections and the subsequent 2001 general elections, that the public communication and transparency of the CEC coverage vis-a-vis media actors was specifically noted and highly acclaimed in the international reports of that time.

In August 2002, Mr. Dalipi was appointed as Spokesperson of Council of Ministers and Prime Minister of Albania, a position that he held until September 2005. His tenure as Spokesperson was highlighted by a marked effort at public transparency and fair communication with the media.

Subsequently until 2011, Aldrin Dalipi was heavily involved as a director in TV media, news agencies and the field of Public Relations.

During the local elections of 2010, Mr. Dalipi was elected member of Municipality Council of the capital, Tirana, where he subsequently led the Socialist Party members of this Council.

In 2012 Mr. Dalipi was elected by majority vote of the Council as the President of the Municipality Council of Tirana, a position he held until the end of the term in 2015. During his time as President of the Tirana’s Municipality Council, he led the establishment of Association of Municipality Council members of Albania, together with other Council members, an organization that is still active and led by him. Under his leadership, the Municipality Council of Tirana has achieved the approval of significant decisions, through stable political dialogue and communication between the diverse political groups within the Council, representing the common interests of citizens.

By mid 2014, after local elections were held in Albania, Aldrin Dalipi was re-elected member of the Municipality Council of Tirana and to his position of President of this Council. In October 2015 he was elected President of Tirana’s Region Council, by unanimous vote of the elected members of this Council.

Mr. Dalipi career has been marked by a continued interest in expanding his experience base as has been amply demonstrated by his active participation at international seminars, workshops and courses throughout Europe and the USA, on public communication and election administration.

Throughout his career, Mr. Dalipi has successfully represented Albania in the international official events as part of high level Albanian representatives. Specifically his activities within Albania and abroad have included among other things, as guest speaker and as a contributing member in various meetings and other activities.

 

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