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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Developing the Capacities of Albania for an Effective Engagement with the Green Climate Fund

The Government of Albania strives to make the country more climate-resilient. The objective of this grant was to help the country identify climate change activities with high funding priority, thus supporting the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and the National Focal Point in finalizing the Country Programme for engaging with the GCF and providing guidance […]

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Promoting Sustainable Land Management through Integrated Restoration of Ecosystems

Land degradation is a significant threat to Albania’s socio-economic and environmental well-being. This project was designed to support the widespread adoption of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) activities in the country, by supporting integrated landscape management planning that takes into account development needs as well as environmental services. The project addressed key elements of land degradation […]

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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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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 project’s aim not only to introduce 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. Factsheet

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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 Lezha Region

The project “Development of Eco-Tourism in the Lezha Region (Deturel)” helped develop 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. Deturel encouraged the development of health and safety standards for family tourism in guesthouses, as […]

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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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