Environmental Film Festival Albania – 5th edition

Protecting the environment and fighting climate change is a pressing global challenge. With this premise, several Albanian NGOs have joined efforts to fund, organize and sustain the fifth edition of the Environmental Film Festival of Albania (EFFA), held from 24 to 28 October 2017. The festival invited everyone, regardless of age, social background or interests, […]

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Albanian CSOs in the EU Membership Negotiation Process

It is largely accepted and experienced that the Chapter 27 of the EU membership negotiations is among the most challenging ones, both on achieving standards of the environmental qualities and management and its financial burden. Water and waste management, nature and biodiversity protection and compliance to requirements for public information and participation into decision making […]

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Prespa Marketing Organisation for Regional Products

Creation of a Marketing Organisation (MO) for products of selected producer groups from Prespa National Park in Albania. Full Project Description

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Best Practices of Recycling Through Volunteering

It was the projects aim not only to introduce the EU standards on recycling, but to also underline the importance that volunteering has in updating from current standards to EU standards, as well as the importance that it has on sustainable management of recycling. Full Project Description

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Active Civil Society in Environmental Services Management

Albania faces numerous environmental challenges. The country struggles with poor waste management, lack of access to sewerage and discharge on clean water streams, low consideration for public spaces, and excessive levels of pollution. In addition, accurate technical data and measurements are largely missing. As advancements were seen in environmental legislation and requirements, the need for […]

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DETUREL – Development of Eco-tourism in the Region of Lezha

This project developed a tourism concept, designed an action plan for seasonal, ecological and sustainable tourism development and implemented it in cooperation with the local community and local institutions in Lezha. The project helped develop health and safety standards for family tourism (guesthouses), as well as intermediary stations for tourists that visit the area, by […]

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Assessment of Civil Emergencies Management and Preparedness in Albania

Under the World Bank Perspective on Managing Natural Disasters in Europe, URI has prepared and delivered to World Bank a detailed report on the legal, institutional and operational status of Albanian organizations in facing and overcoming natural disasters. Full Project Description

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Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism Development, Korça district

The operative objective is building capacity to meet the following goals: – Promoting sustainable tourism development (STD) equal-ranking of ecological, social and economic goals and defining new ways to incorporate environmental protection. – To promote further development of SMEs in Tourism sector. – Promoting greater awareness among the actors operating in the implementation of the […]

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