Meeting with Dr. Tomicah Tilleman, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State
On 10 November 2011, the Executive Director of ASCS, Mr. Rudi Bobrati met Dr. Tomicah Tilleman, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for Civil Society and New Democracies.
Accompanied by diplomats of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Dr. Tilleman was informed of the circumstances that led to the establishment of ASCS, its mission and objectives.
The U.S. Senior Advisor expressed interest to learn details, on the procedures for the distribution of grants during the first two Calls of ASCS, the evaluation and selection criteria of the beneficiary NGOs. At the meeting it was also showed the U.S. experience in this regard, and ideas were exchanged on the possibilities of a more effective support to the civil society in general and NGOs in particular.