Balkan for Optimising Opportunities, Sustainability and Transformation of Civil Society

BOOST aims to enhance democratic, economic, and social development within the Western Balkan region. The project is a comprehensive, long-term program designed to bolster the capacities of civil society across various thematic areas such as youth empowerment and entrepreneurship, rural development and environmental conservation, as well as the preservation of cultural heritage and community advancement. […]

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Electric Mobility For Sustainable Tourism In Albania

The project is a groundbreaking initiative designed to tackle the environmental issues stemming from Albania’s significant reliance on fossil fuels in the transportation sector. This reliance contributes to high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, posing a threat to both local environments and broader climate goals. The project’s strategic approach involves transforming Albania’s energy and mobility […]

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Cross-Sectoral Assessment Of The Energy-Forestry Nexus, In The Context Of Albania´s Climate Mitigation And Green

The project involves a cross-sectoral assessment of the energy-forestry nexus in Albania, in the context of the country’s climate mitigation and Green Recovery efforts. It addresses the urgent global need for green and resilient economies, particularly in the aftermath of COVID-19. The project aligns with Albania’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and international commitments like […]

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Building climate resilience of forests through Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The project “Building Climate Resilience of Forests through Ecosystem-based Adaptation,” is critically positioned to address the environmental challenges faced by Elbasan Municipality in Albania. Elbasan, as one of the biggest cities in Albania and central hub of economic and cultural activities, suffers from severe environmental degradation. The city is grappling with heavy soil, water, and […]

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Integrated Waste Management and Marine Litter Prevention in the Western Balkans

The project aims to tackle Integrated Waste Management and Marine Litter Prevention in the Western Balkans. Urban Research Institute (URI), along with the consortium partners, DEKONTA and E3 CONSULTING brings together a blend of expertise and regional experience. The consortium leverages its team’s extensive knowledge in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo. The project […]

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Support Measures on Financial Sustainability of The Solid Waste Management

Providing effective solid waste management (SWM) services while ensuring financial sustainability is a major challenge for municipalities in Albania. The law no. 10463, dated 22.09.2011 “On integrated waste management”, supported by Decision of the Council of Ministers (DCM) no. 319/2018, focuses on cost calculation of SWM services and includes models for calculating SWM tariffs. The […]

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Climate Change Measurement, Reporting and Verification System of Albania: Emissions and Mitigation

As party to the Paris Agreement and candidate for EU membership, Albania is required to report climate change data and action. To this end, a national system for climate change data measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) needs to be established and implemented. This has not yet been achieved. This readiness and preparatory support project will […]

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ECOROUTES – Ecotourism Routes in the Cross-Border Area for the Promotion of Alternative Tourism

Kukës and Rahovec abound with attractive natural and cultural destinations, however, a diverse and comprehensive tourist offer combining the best of all tourist destinations in the cross border area is still lacking. This has limited the area’s potential for becoming a tourism hotspot. The unexploited natural beauties, insufficient awareness and information on existing routes/trails, inadequate […]

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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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