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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Thematic area: Civic activism and participation,Arts and culture
  • Country: Albania
  • Year approved:2019


  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Destil
  • Start date: 15 March 2019
  • End date: 14 March 2021

Initiative summary:

Destil Albania is a hostel and a café whose owners have invested a significant share of their profits to develop a creative space that hosts discussions, exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and other creative events. The place has become strongly associated with civil society and the artistic community in Tirana. With EED’s support, they have started live-streaming events and producing interviews and other video content about freedom of expression, activism and political reform, in order to reach a wider audience beyond the capital. In spite of the serious problems faced by them due to the lack of rule of law in Albania, which has caused significant delays, Destil is expected to resume their activities in Autumn 2020.

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