Farmers Meeting in Përmet- MapCult

The Urban Research Institute, together with representatives of the Municipality of Përmet, including Mayor Alma Hoxha, visited Frashër to meet local farmers who are interested in becoming part of the farmer scheme for the project “Medicinal Aromatic Plant Cultivation as a Sustainable Alternative to Cannabis in Përmet (MapCult),” as well as to see up-close the […]

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Funarë – A natural treasure

Albania is one of the most vulnerable Western Balkans countries to the changing climate. It is estimated that summer rainfalls will decline by about 10% by 2020 and 20% by 2050. The Municipality of Elbasan has been particularly vulnerable to climate induced risks in recent years. URI’s latest project “Building climate resilience of forests through […]

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Trained Observer Techniques Video

Most municipalities in the region of Elbasan lack a performance management system for local public services in place. As a result, monitoring of public services is not carried out systematically. Community structures have not been set up, and citizen participation in decision-making processes has been very limited. A unified methodology for how to involve the […]

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Waste Management and Environmental Protection Video

The “Waste Management and Environmental Protection” project is part of the “IPA Cross Border Cooperation Albania-Kosovo, 2010-2011″, funded by the European Union Delegation in Albania and Kosovo. The Urban Research Institute and the Advocacy Training & Resource Center were partners during this project implementation. This project focused on stimulating sustainable economic development and environmental protection […]

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