NEWS

“Rehova’s Gate” project was successfully inaugurated

The project was implemented by the Municipality of Kolonjë within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion, implemented by the Regional...

“Requalification of the Fushë Studen Village Center and Construction of the Bicycle Path” project was successfully inagurated

On January 12, 2023, in the presence of the Swiss Ambassador, Mrs. Ruth Huber, the Austrian Ambassador Mr. Christian Steiner and the local authorities, the...

“Improvement of road infrastructure for pedestrians and bicycles in Ishull Lezhë” project was successfully inaugurated

On December 15, 2022, in the presence of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Albania Mrs. Ruth Huber, representative of the Swiss Agency for Development and...

“Adventure Park in Shishtavec” project was successfully inaugurated!

The project was implemented by the Municipality of Kukës in partnership with DMO Kukës, within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion...

“Boosting the tourism offer through eco-solutions ” project was successfully inaugurated

Boosting the tourism offer through eco-solutions is the project implemented by the Belsh Municipality in partnership with The Albanian Center for...

On December 08 and 09, 2022, the first Study Visit on Chapter 22 in Brussels took place.

** Text taken from the Agency for Support of Local Governments (ASLG) published on their Facebook page on 13 December 2022. With the technical assistance of...

“Revitalization of attractive tourist environments in the tourist village of Roshnik” project was successfully inaugurated!

The project was implemented by the Municipality of Berat within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion, implemented by the Regional...

First Meeting of the Inter-Institutional Working Group on Chapter 22

With the technical support of RDPA, the first meeting of the Inter Institutional Working Group on Chapter 22 “Regional Policy and Coordination of...

“Zemër Labërie” project was successfully inaugurated!

Selenicë Municipality in partnership with the Association “Vajza”, on Saturday October 22, 2022, successfully inaugurated the works carried out...

Improving the tourist offer and increasing the seasonality in the villages of Lëpushë and Vermosh

The province of Kelmendi is the northernmost edge of Albania and part of the beauties of the Albanian Alps. In recent years, a number of development...

Improvement of road infrastructure for pedestrians and bicycles in Ishull Lezhe

Lezhe Municipality is implementing the project “Improvement of road infrastructure for pedestrians and bicycles in the village of Ishull Lezhe”...

Adventure Park in Shishtavec

Kukës Municipality in partnership with the Kukës Tourist Destination Management Organization/DMO-Kukës, within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and...

Alternative economic development in high risk areas with illegal/informal actions such as cannabis planting in Gjirokastra and Dropull

Alternative economic development in areas with a high risk of illegal/informal actions such as planting cannabis in Gjirokaster and Dropull, is the project...

Roshnik Festival

“Roshnik Festival” is one of the activities of the project ” Revitalization of attractive tourist facilities in the touristic village of...

Zemër Labërie

“Zemër Labërie” is the project that is being implemented by the Municipality of Selenica in partnership with the Association “Vajzë”...

Revitalization of attractive tourist facilities in the touristic village of Rroshnik

The project being implemented by Berat Municipality, within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion, focuses on the creation of some...

Smart Green Economy Possibilities for Radomira Touristic Village

The implementation of projects within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion is progressing.The “Smart Green Economy Possibilities for...

PRAG Rules – Region 4 Training

Representatives of the municipalities of Region 4 participated in the third training entitled “Practical Guide for Procurement Procedures, Awarding...

RDPA provides technical assistance to the Government of Albania to prepare for Chapter 22 Negotiations

Albania’s journey towards the European Union has begun since the early 2000, and materialized with the application for EU membership on April 28th...

PRAG Rules – Region 1 Training

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

PRAG Rules – Region 3 Training

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

PRAG Rules – Region 2 Training

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

Feasibility Study – Region 4 Training

The second cycle of trainings for local government institutions is successfully completed! Representatives of the municipalities of Region 4 participated in...

Feasibility Study – Region 1 Training

Following the training cycle for local government institutions, representatives of the municipalities of Region 1 participated in the second training...
On the Spot Check Visits for projects financed under Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

On the Spot Check Visits for projects financed under Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion

The Grant Scheme on Regional Development and Cohesion started its implementation in January 2022, after 10 Municipalities were selected as potential...

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...

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...

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...

“Rehova’s Gate” project was successfully inaugurated

The project was implemented by the Municipality of Kolonjë within the Grant Scheme for Regional Development and Cohesion, implemented by the Regional Development Program Albania and the Albanian Development Fund, with the financial support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Albania and the Austrian Development Agency The final activity of this project was carried out […]

“Requalification of the Fushë Studen Village Center and Construction of the Bicycle Path” project was successfully inagurated

On January 12, 2023, in the presence of the Swiss Ambassador, Mrs. Ruth Huber, the Austrian Ambassador Mr. Christian Steiner and the local authorities, the works for the requalification of the Fushë Studen Village Center and the construction of the Bicycle Path were inaugurated. The project was implemented by the Librazhd Municipality within the framework […]

A project of:

Implemented by: