4PLUS – Public awareness, Preparedness, Participation and Coordination for Civil Protection for All

Fires and floods have transboundary impacts, which makes a common approach essential. The objectives of this project are to enhance the knowledge and skills of the local authorities and communities in being prepared for and managing consequences caused by natural and man-made hazards, especially for the protection of people with disabilities and older persons. Factsheet

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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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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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Marine Litter Management

The small-scale funding agreement between United Nations Environment Program and the Urban Research Institute is part of the Cooperation Agreement between UNEP/MAP 2016-2021 and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. The agreement foresees a pilot project for the management of marine waste in Albania, which serves the implementation of the Regional Plan for […]

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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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