The Regional Development Programme Albania (RDPA), a project of SDC and ADA, in collaboration with the Albanian Development Fund (ADF), is publishing the second Grant Scheme which focus is on regional development and cohesion.

The Regional Development Programme Albania (RDPA), a project of SDC and ADA, in collaboration with the Albanian Development Fund (ADF), 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” implemented by ADF,as the objectives of “100 villages” programme contribute to the RDPA objectives.

The scope and nature of the second Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion shall focus on regional development dimensions and encouragement of institutions and partners to collaborate through inter-municipal projects and/or projects with a clear regional development impact.

The main objectives of RDPA Regional Development and Cohesion grant scheme are:

1.   To support integrated approaches that contribute to the sustainability of interventions by creating synergies and complementarity with interventions outlined in the “Programme for Integrated and Sustainable Development of 100+ Villages of Albania 2022-2026”;

2.   To increase the economic potential in the micro regions and improve the local and regional capacities based on identified needs and potential in sectors such as culture, tourism, research and development, environmental protection and education, supporting policy-driven initiatives and establishing socio-economic networks.

3.   To support the social and economic development in the micro regions through improving access to social services.

For more information on the Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion please consult the documents here below: