NORDSCI International Conference 2021, Book 1

Sociology and Healthcare

THE TRUST OF THE ALBANIAN YOUTH TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS

Adela Danaj, PhD, Prof. Dr. Kornelia Lazanyi, Heidi Kasa

ABSTRACT

Albania appears to provoke a new problem. The desire of young people to leave the country, as well as the strong focus on EU membership of the country as the greatest answer for their future and that of the country, has drawn academics to the topic. According to studies, young Albanians' trust in national institutions has fallen significantly. Based on these findings, the purpose of this study is to examine the factors, such as: perceived political situation, trust in the national situation and EU education programme, that contribute to a high degree of trust in EU institutions. From a methodological standpoint, the paper is based on the quantity approach, and the survey is the technique of data gathering. The survey was established as part of this research, and the categories for the analyses were determined by the theoretical foundation. A total of 212 people responded to the survey. The analytical model of the paper is based on authors Fukuyama and Putnam. They define trust as an expectation that evolves in a community as a result of regular and societal changes in common norms. This declaration served as the foundation for the entire project. Following the examination and processing of the data, as well as running a multiple linear regression, it was determined that a negative perception of the political situation, low level of trust in national institutions and high level of trust in the EU education programme contribute to the high degree of trust towards EU institutions.

KEYWORDS

Albanian youth, trust, perceptions, institutions, EU

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2021, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4126, ISBN 978-619-7495-14-19, THE TRUST OF THE ALBANIAN YOUTH TOWARDS THE EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS, 413-420 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2021/B1/V4/36