MAPCULT – Medicinal Aromatic Plant Cultivation as a Sustainable Alternative to Cannabis in Përmet

This project improves access to socio-economic development and supports new employment opportunities in communities vulnerable to cannabis cultivation and trafficking, supporting the cultivation of medicinal aromatic plants in the area, as an economically viable alternative to cannabis cultivation. Factsheet

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BIODRINI – Enhancement of Biodiversity in the Drini River Basin through Integrated Watershed Management

This project is part of the Cross-Border Programme Albania-Kosovo IPA II. Its overall objective is the protection of the environment and the enhancement of biodiversity along the Drin River Basin. The action will be implemented in the municipalities of Kukës, Has and Tropoja in Albania and in the municipality of Rahovec in Kosovo. The environmental […]

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Climate Bridges – Strengthening Climate Protection through Cooperation

With the adoption of the “Green Agenda for the Southeastern Europe,” climate change became a political priority. However, a lot needs to be done to achieve the ambitious goals of this strategic roadmap. In order to implement measures on a broad scale across Southeastern Europe, some structural necessities should be in place. One of them […]

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EbA- Building Climate Resilience of Forests through Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Building climate resilience of forests through ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a short-term project that aims to strengthen the climate resilience of forests in the Municipality of Elbasan, consequently improving locals’ livelihoods and enabling climate change adaptation. The project consists of four components: 1) Institutional and technical capacity development for EbA in Elbasan; 2) Research on […]

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Cult2Routes – Emerging Cultural Tourism by Discovering Hiking and Cultural Routes in the Cross-Border Area

Cult2Routes is being implemented in the touristic areas of the municipalities of Nestorio, Greece and Tepelena, Albania. The project’s primary goal is to enhance the tourism products of attractive areas by improving the tourist and cultural sites through the restoration of cultural monuments and by developing hiking and cultural routes with proper signage, information panels […]

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4ALL – Accessible Tourism for All

This project aims to improve the accessibility of natural and cultural heritage in the cross-border (CB) area and collect and promote internationally accurate information for senior tourists and tourists with disabilities and their families. The project will also help to improve capacities for sustainable use of natural and cultural resources in the CB area. Factsheet

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CALT – Alternative Economic Development in Areas at High Risk for Cannabis Cultivation, in Gjirokastra and Dropull

The Municipalities of Gjirokastra and Dropull have seen an increase in cannabis cultivation in recent years. Due to high unemployment, particularly in rural areas in these municipalities, many have turned to cannabis cultivation to provide for their families. To tackle the phenomenon in these areas, the project will implement activities which will increase employment opportunities […]

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Enhancement of the Existing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

The main achievement of this project was the evaluation of the national energy efficiency potential for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over the time period 2016-2031, providing the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy with alternative and additional policies and measures for the enhancement of the existing Nationally Determined […]

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European Union Support to Integrated Water Management

The Austrian Development Agency implemented the EU-funded project “European Union Support to Integrated Water Management” in Albania. Building on the IPA 2016 Action Programme for Albania for the Support to Water Management, and in line with the country strategy of the Austrian Development Cooperation for Albania (2015 – 2020), the overall objectives of this Project […]

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