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PRAG- Training of Trainers (ToT)

The Regional Development Program Albania (RDPA) in collaboration with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), will organize five trainings on...

Feasibility Study – Region 3 Training

In continuation of the training cycle for local government institutions, representatives of the municipalities of Region 3 participated in the second...

Feasibility Study – Region 2 Training

The Regional Development Program (RDPA) in cooperation with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA) since September last year are conducting a...

Management and narrative and financial reporting- Training

On April 15, 2022, the training “Management and narrative and financial reporting” was held within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and...

The Feasibility Study- Training of Trainers (ToT)

The Regional Development Program (RDPA) in cooperation with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), are organizing a 4-day Training for...

The rehabilitation of the irrigation canal Malaj Tarazh

Thanks to the support of the Swiss and Austrian governments, the Municipality of Mirdita has finalized a project much awaited by farmers and residents of...
Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

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Kino Theatre in Kavaja

Kino Theatre in Kavaja

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Reconstruction of the structure and spaces of the Palace of Culture Rrogozhina “Haxhi Memolla”

The Municipality of Rrogozhina opened the doors of the multifunctional center in the Palace of Culture “Haxhi Memolla” on Friday March 11, in an...

Law for Public Procurement and Innovations – Training

On February 22, 2022, the training ” Law for Public Procurement and Innovations ” was held by the Regional Development Program and the Albanian...

Grant Contract Management – Training

On February 3, 2022, the training “Grant Contract Management” was held by the Regional Development Program and the Albanian Development Fund, in...
The Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion contributes to the implementation of the Programme for the Integrated and Sustainable Development of the 100 + Villages of Albania 2022 – 2026.

The Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion contributes to the implementation of the Programme for the Integrated and Sustainable Development of the 100 + Villages of Albania 2022 – 2026.

The Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion, harmonized with the national programme of the Albanian Government for the Socio-economic development...
Visibility Manual

Visibility Manual

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CINEMA – THEATER “Aleksandër Moisiu”

 Kavaja opened the doors of the cinema theater “Aleksandër Moisiu” already completely reconstructed thanks to the grant given under the...

The inauguration of the concert hall “Ramiz Kovaçi”

The inauguration of the concert hall “Ramiz Kovaçi” was a very important event not only for Krutan artists, who for twenty years have not had...

On the Spot Checks to projects supported by the RDPA Grant Scheme

During November, the Regional Development Program (RDPA) and the Albanian Development Fund accompanied on field visits representatives of the Swiss Agency...

Lezha with two New Bridges over the Drin!

Another successful project was inaugurated under the Grant Scheme in Support of Earthquake Affected Areas! The project was inaugurated today in the presence...

“A nursery for Happy children” – First Inaugurated project

“A nursery for Happy children” is the first inaugurated project in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas supported...

A nursery for Happy children

“A nursery for Happy children” is the first inaugurated project in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas supported by...

Project cycle Management- Region 3

The first round of trainings for “Project cycle Management” is successfully finalized. Regional Development Program Albania on 25-26 November...

Project cycle Management- Region 4

The Regional Development Program Albania continues with the first round of trainings for “Project Cycle Management” on 08-09 November 2021 for the 20...
On the Spot Check in the Municipality of Rrogozhina and the Municipality of Kavaja

On the Spot Check in the Municipality of Rrogozhina and the Municipality of Kavaja

On October 20, 2021, the Albania Regional Development Program and the Albanian Development Fund conducted field visits to the Municipality of Rrogozhina and...

Project cycle Management- Region 1

The Regional Development Program Albania is organizing these 2 days the second round of training for “Project Cycle Management” with the...
First step finalised – Evaluation of Concept Notes in the frame of the Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

First step finalised – Evaluation of Concept Notes in the frame of the Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

Regional Development Programme Albania in close collaboration with Albanian Development Fund have finalised the first stage of the evaluation procedure for...

Project cycle Management- Region 2

The Regional Development Program Albania, organised on September 29 & 30 the first round of trainings for “Project cycle Management” with...
Kindergarten project in Babrru-Center

Kindergarten project in Babrru-Center

Regional Development Program Albania, representatives of the Swiss Embassy and representatives of the Albanian Development Fund organised a joint meeting...
Two bridges on the Drin river project

Two bridges on the Drin river project

Regional Development Program Albania, representatives of the Swiss Embassy and representatives of the Albanian Development Fund organized a joint meeting...
The Cinema Theater of the city of Kavaja  is being renovated thanks to the support of the Swiss Government and the Austrian Government .

The Cinema Theater of the city of Kavaja is being renovated thanks to the support of the Swiss Government and the Austrian Government .

The Regional Development Program in close cooperation with the Albanian Development Fund / Albanian Development Fund, in the framework of advancing the...
RDPA Gant Scheme implementation!

RDPA Gant Scheme implementation!

The Malaj-Tarazh area (villages Malaj, Tenë, Bungaj, Tarazh) in Mirditë Municipality, is being equipped with a water supply network that will provide water...
“QUESTIONS & ANSWERS” / 15 – 30 July 2021

“QUESTIONS & ANSWERS” / 15 – 30 July 2021

In the framework of the Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion published on 15 July 2021, with the support of Swiss Development Cooperation...
Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion info-sessions

Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion info-sessions

Regional Development Program in Albania in partnership with the Albanian Development Fund, conducted four info-sessions for the Second Grant Scheme for...
The Regional Development Programme Albania, in collaboration with the Albanian Development Fund, is publishing the second Grant Scheme which focus is on regional development and cohesion.

The Regional Development Programme Albania, in collaboration with the Albanian Development Fund, is publishing the second Grant Scheme which focus is on regional development and cohesion.

The Grant Scheme has been prepared in alignment with the “Programme for Integrated and Sustainable Development of 100+ Villages of Albania 2022-2026”...
First round of Awareness Raising Campaign in the Framework of Regional Development and Cohesion Reform in Albania successfully finalized!

First round of Awareness Raising Campaign in the Framework of Regional Development and Cohesion Reform in Albania successfully finalized!

20.04.2021 The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) and the Deputy Prime Minister Office with the support of RDPA, during December 2020 – April 2021 held a...
Awareness Raising Campaign in the Framework of Regional Development and Cohesion Reform in Albania

Awareness Raising Campaign in the Framework of Regional Development and Cohesion Reform in Albania

Discussions on Regional Development in Albania have started since 2007 but only in 2018 the Regional Development policy began to take a completely new...
The RDPA Extraordinary Steering Committee Meeting 24.02.2021

The RDPA Extraordinary Steering Committee Meeting 24.02.2021

The Regional Development Programme in Albania (RDPA) IV is a joint and ongoing effort, in support of Regional Development Reform in Albania, co-financed by...

Sylvia Indjova-Vassikova

Sylvia joined the team as a management and control systems short-term expert and since July 2020 she has performed duties as long-term international expert...
Juljana BILBILAJ

Juljana BILBILAJ

Juljana Bilbilaj is the Project Executive Assistant of the Regional Development Programme in Albania. Ms. Bilbilaj is a young researcher and expert working...
The cycle of trainings for the winning Municipalities of the Grant Scheme in Support of the Earthquake Affected Areas continues

The cycle of trainings for the winning Municipalities of the Grant Scheme in Support of the Earthquake Affected Areas continues

On February 5, 2021, Regional Development Programme Albania organized the training on “Control Management and Financial Reporting” under the...
Capacity building for Municipalities in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to Earthquake Affected Areas

Capacity building for Municipalities in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to Earthquake Affected Areas

During December 2020, in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas, RDPA Team in collaboration with ADF have organized 2...
8 awarded projects in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas

8 awarded projects in the frame of the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas

Successful completion of proposals evaluation under RDPA Grant Scheme in support of the earthquake affected areas All municipalities eligible for financing...
The RDPA Project Steering Committee held on 10 December 2020

The RDPA Project Steering Committee held on 10 December 2020

The Steering Committee of the Regional Development Programme was The Steering Committee of the Regional Development Program met virtually yesterday on...
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Programme Executive Assistant We are looking for an experienced executive assistant experienced in producing analytical and high quality documents. The...
RDPA starts the training cycle ‘On drafting project proposals’ in the framework of the Grants Scheme

RDPA starts the training cycle ‘On drafting project proposals’ in the framework of the Grants Scheme

The Regional Development Program Albania, a project of SDC and ADA, since 17 August 2020 has started the cycle of individual trainings (workshop), “On...
Info session meeting with 11 municipalities targeted by the RDPA Grant Scheme

Info session meeting with 11 municipalities targeted by the RDPA Grant Scheme

29 July 2020 The Program for Regional Development and Cohesion in cooperation with the Albanian Development Fund, organized yesterday the first information...
RDPA starts the first round of discussions and consultations with the 11 Municipalities affected by the Earthquake

RDPA starts the first round of discussions and consultations with the 11 Municipalities affected by the Earthquake

The leaders and experts of the Albanian Regional Development Program, together with representatives of the Albanian Development Fund, have launched an...
Discussed at the Meeting of the Consultative Council – Central Government – Local Government, draft law on Regional Development and Cohesion

Discussed at the Meeting of the Consultative Council – Central Government – Local Government, draft law on Regional Development and Cohesion

10 June 2020 The Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion was discussed today at the Meeting of the Consultative Council – Central Government...
Virtual Discussion No 5 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – 12 Regions of Albania

Virtual Discussion No 5 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – 12 Regions of Albania

26 Maj 2020 During the last week, the RDPA supported the discussion on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion with representatives of 61...
Virtual Discussion No 4 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Tirana – Durrës – Dibër

Virtual Discussion No 4 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Tirana – Durrës – Dibër

22 Maj 2020 The last virtual meeting with the Municipalities of the Development Region Tirana – Durres – Diber for the Draft Law on Regional...
Virtual Discussion No 3 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Fier – Vlora – Gjirokastra

Virtual Discussion No 3 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Fier – Vlora – Gjirokastra

21 Maj 2020 U zhvillua sot, takimi i fundit virtual me Bashkite e Rajonit Zhvillimor Fier – Vlorë – Gjirokastër per ProjektLigjin per Zhvillimin...
Virtual Discussion No 2 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Korça – Elbasan – Berat

Virtual Discussion No 2 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Korça – Elbasan – Berat

20 Maj 2020 Continues The virtual discussion with the Municipalities of the Development Region Korça – Elbasan – Berat on the Draft Law on Regional...
Virtual Discussion No 1 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Shkodra – Lezha – Kukes

Virtual Discussion No 1 on the Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion – Municipalities of the Development Region Shkodra – Lezha – Kukes

19 Maj 2020 Today, the first virtual discussion took place with the Local Self-Government Units of the Shkodra – Kukës – Lezhë Development...
Law on Regional Development and Cohesion

Law on Regional Development and Cohesion

The Law on Regional Development and Cohesion was prepared by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Albanian Development Fund, following the reform...
Call for Proposal for the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas

Call for Proposal for the Grant Scheme in Support to the Earthquake Affected Areas

RDPA grant scheme in support to earthquake affected areas is an initiative of SDC and ADA to respond to, and address the mentioned context at local...
ADVANCING ALBANIA’S ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

ADVANCING ALBANIA’S ECONOMIC POTENTIAL

Regional policy needs to be agreed by the Government, embedded in the relevant legislation (first and foremost any Law on Regional Development and...
RDPA supports the consultation process on Law for Regional Development and Cohesion with the local self-government units

RDPA supports the consultation process on Law for Regional Development and Cohesion with the local self-government units

Regional Development in Albania (RDPA) is supporting the Government of Albania and the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) in advancing the reform on regional...
The Association of Qarks Councils of Albania – Online consultation on the draft law on Regional Development and Cohesion

The Association of Qarks Councils of Albania – Online consultation on the draft law on Regional Development and Cohesion

Today was held the online meeting on the consultation of the draft law on Regional Development and Cohesion between the Association of Qarks Councils of...
Launching of the RDPA Grant Scheme in support of the earthquake affected areas, in the premises of Amphitheatre of Durres

Launching of the RDPA Grant Scheme in support of the earthquake affected areas, in the premises of Amphitheatre of Durres

“The Grant we launch today is a contribution of the Swiss and Austrian Governments to support the recovery of urgent needs

Swiss and Austrian Cooperation Announces New Grants for Municipalities affected by the Earthquake

Swiss and Austrian Cooperation Announces New Grants for Municipalities affected by the Earthquake

A 2’000’000 Euro Grant fund will support 11 municipalities in Albania to recover from damages after the earthquake of 26 November 2019. Through the joint...
Law on regional development beyond the political debate – A missing reform

Law on regional development beyond the political debate – A missing reform

The recent adoption of the Law on Regional Development and Cohesion by the Parliament, the public political debate that followed and the amendment of the...
Albanian Parliament approves the ‘Law on Regional Development and Cohesion’

Albanian Parliament approves the ‘Law on Regional Development and Cohesion’

The Assembly of Albania, in the plenary session of July 29, 2020, under the chairmanship of Mr.Gramoz Ruçi, among others, reviewed and approved the draft...
The ‘Parliamentary Commission on Economy and Finance’ approves the draft law ‘On Regional Development and Cohesion

The ‘Parliamentary Commission on Economy and Finance’ approves the draft law ‘On Regional Development and Cohesion

The parliamentary Commision on Economy and Finance, chaired by Mrs. Milva Ekonomi, approved in today’s virtual meeting the draft law “On...
The Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion is approved by the Parliamentary Commission on European Integration

The Draft Law on Regional Development and Cohesion is approved by the Parliamentary Commission on European Integration

The Commission for European Integration, chaired by Mrs. Rudina Hajdari in the virtual meeting of July 22 reviewed and approved two draft laws “On...
Launching of the RDPA grant scheme in support to earthquake affected areas in Albania

Launching of the RDPA grant scheme in support to earthquake affected areas in Albania

The Regional Development Program in Albania (RDPA), a project of SDC and ADA, on July 20, 2020 launched the Grant Scheme in support of areas affected by the...
“QUESTIONS & ANSWERS”/1 – 30 July 2019

“QUESTIONS & ANSWERS”/1 – 30 July 2019

In the framework of the Grant Scheme in Support to Earthquake Affected Areas published on 20 July 2020, launched by the Regional Development Programme...
Call for applications for the RDPA Grant Scheme in support to the earthquake affected areas in Albania

Call for applications for the RDPA Grant Scheme in support to the earthquake affected areas in Albania

Regional Development Programme in Albania (RDPA), a project of SDC and ADA implemented in partnership with the Albanian Development Fund (ADF), is launching...
Success Story Brochure

Success Story Brochure

Take a look at all the projects from the Pilot Regional Grant Scheme.

European Parliament backs local leaders’ Regional Development priorities

European Parliament backs local leaders’ Regional Development priorities

March 2019
Like the Council of Europe, the European Parliament supports the concentration of resources on strategic policy objectives but rejects the Commission...
Regional Development Programme Albania: Reflecting and Preparing for Phase IV

Regional Development Programme Albania: Reflecting and Preparing for Phase IV

RDPA Team is enthusiastic to finalise phase 3 and continue its support within phase 4 of the Programme toward the official counterparts, ensuring all...
National Framework for Regional Development: a new Approach at Reducing Regional Disparities

National Framework for Regional Development: a new Approach at Reducing Regional Disparities

March 2019
The preparation of the Regional Development Policy in Albania, a process assisted and supported by RDPA, aims at addressing the key challenges and...
RDPA ALBANIA KICKS OFF PHASE IV

RDPA ALBANIA KICKS OFF PHASE IV

1 April 2019
The main objective of RDPA phase IV remains the reducing of disparities in Albania by supporting the development of strong regions, so they can advance...
New multifunctional sport field for primary school in Shijak

New multifunctional sport field for primary school in Shijak

26 March 2019
A new multifunctional sport field and recreational spaces were inaugurated at the Xhafzotaj primary school, Shijak in the finalization of the project...
Three new sport fields in Kashar schools delivered in the framework of RDPA Grant Scheme

Three new sport fields in Kashar schools delivered in the framework of RDPA Grant Scheme

13 March 2019
Three new sport fields in the schools of “Katund i Ri” and “Sadik Stavileci” in Kashar near Tirana were delivered today to about 1,300 students during an...
Regional Pilot Grant Scheme: Improving the Lives of Local Communities in 16 Municipalities

Regional Pilot Grant Scheme: Improving the Lives of Local Communities in 16 Municipalities

46 Municipalities applied with concrete proposals addressing immediate local needs, resulting in 16 awarded projects …

Study Visit in Portugal

Study Visit in Portugal

Regional Development Programme Albania (RDPA), financed by the Swiss and Austrian Governments, successfully finalized the planned Study Visit “Learning from...
Regional Development in Albania in the loop of EU integration

Regional Development in Albania in the loop of EU integration

September 2018
The aims of stimulating regional development, which is grounded on the European standards and principles is required to be established as basic directions...
Study Visit in Portugal: A rich learning experience on EU regional development approach

Study Visit in Portugal: A rich learning experience on EU regional development approach

16-22 September
Regional Development Programme Albania (RDPA), financed by the Swiss and Austrian Governments, successfully finalized the planned Study Visit “Learning from...
Regional Development and EU Cohesion Policy: A Tailored Approach towards Regional Development Needs

Regional Development and EU Cohesion Policy: A Tailored Approach towards Regional Development Needs

September 2018
Cohesion Policy is the EU’s main investment policy that targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to support job creation, business...
“STRONGER REGIONS ON THE PATH TO EU INTEGRATION”

“STRONGER REGIONS ON THE PATH TO EU INTEGRATION”

27 July 2018
On 27 July 2018 the Regional Development Programme Albania (RDPA), in cooperation with the four Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) presented  in a...
Regional Pilot  Grant Scheme: A new Learning and Funding Opportunity for Albanian Municipalities.

Regional Pilot Grant Scheme: A new Learning and Funding Opportunity for Albanian Municipalities.

May, June, July 2018
On 11 April 2018 RDPA launched the Call for Proposals under the Pilot Regional Grant Scheme. The Scheme financed by the Swiss and Austrian Governments with...
RDPA awards 16 Grants to Municipalities (Regional Pilot Grant Scheme)

RDPA awards 16 Grants to Municipalities (Regional Pilot Grant Scheme)

In the framework of the RDPA Regional Pilot Grant Scheme, 16 grants were awarded to finance small-scale infrastructure interventions …

PRAG- Training of Trainers (ToT)

The Regional Development Program Albania (RDPA) in collaboration with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), will organize five trainings on the Practical Guide to procurement, grant award and contract procedures for European Union external actions (PRAG), in Albania. An in-depth training session (4 days), called Training of Trainers (ToT), took place on 23-24-25-26 May […]

PRAG- Training of Trainers (ToT)

PRAG- Training of Trainers (ToT)

The Regional Development Program Albania (RDPA) in collaboration with the Albanian School of Public Administration (ASPA), will organize five trainings…

Feasibility Study – Region 3 Training

In continuation of the training cycle for local government institutions, representatives of the municipalities of Region 3 participated in the second training entitled “Feasibility Studies” which took place on 11-12-13 May 2022 in Pogradec. The 3-day training was conducted with physical presence, giving participants the necessary time to ask questions and conduct practical group exercises. […]

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