Planning and Catalytic investments for social cohesion and sustainable tourism development in Gramsh

Planning and Catalytic investments for social cohesion and sustainable tourism development in Gramsh

Implementation Period: June 2016- June 2018 Donor: Italian-Albanian Debt for Development Swap Agreement (IADSA) Fund: 65,773,428 ALL Implemented in: Municipality of Gramsh Implemented by: Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development and Municipality of Gramsh Starting from 2016 onwards, Co-PLAN in collaboration with the Municipality of Gramsh worked to implement the IADSA-supported project on social cohesion and sustainable tourism development. Following the approval and implementation of the Territorial Administrative Reform, the newly-formed

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KINDLE Advocacy

KINDLE Advocacy

KINDLE Advocacy is implemented by Co-PLAN with the support of the US Embassy in Tirana. The project tackles the need for the young CSO-s and newly emerging activists to articulate evidence-based responses in influencing policy-making in pressing issues related to city-making, democracy and environment. The project aims to strengthen internal capacities of local CSO-s and young activists to monitor, analyze, and undertake concrete steps/actions through a dual/integral approach, providing the

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ENV.NET Platform in Western Balkans

ENV.NET Platform in Western Balkans

Co-PLAN continued with the implementation of the second phase of the “development of the ENV.net platform in the Western Balkans and Turkey: giving citizens a voice to influence the environmental process reforms for closer EU integration”. This phase, among other things, was focused in raising awareness on the sensitive issues regarding environment and identification of possible gaps in the approximation of the environmental legislation. The overall objective of the project

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Consultancy work in the framework of RisiAlbania

Consultancy work in the framework of RisiAlbania

RisiAlbania has given an assignment to a team of Co-PLAN and Polis University to make a comparative regional analysis of the Albanian tourism sector, based on selected criteria of relevance, growth potential, gender and social equity and feasibility of intervention. To this end, the team has carried out desk research and has interviewed a number of stakeholders. Based on the statistical findings and analysis, answers from respondents and the response

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Monitoring the Implementation of Local Budgets in the Municipalities of Fier and Shkodër

Monitoring the Implementation of Local Budgets in the Municipalities of Fier and Shkodër

Implementation Period: 2013 – 2014 Donor: Open Society Foundation for Albania ( SOROS) Fund: 23,960 USD Implemented in: Municipalities of Fier and Shkodër, Albania Implemented by: Co-PLAN The project “Monitoring the Implementation of Local Budgets in the Municipalities of Fier and Shkodër” focused on transparency and accountability of finances on a local level. The project, which was in full compliance with the good governance and accountability principles, sought to nurture

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Public Finance Component: Budget Execution and Evaluation (dldp II – MF component)

Public Finance Component: Budget Execution and Evaluation (dldp II – MF component)

The aim of this project is to build the capacities of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in Public Finance Management based on good local and national practices as well as international standards. On the other hand the knowledge package aims to guide LGUs in adopting practical uses of information and communications technology in order to support more transparent, efficient and effective local government operations, more client oriented public service delivery

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Urban Partnership Program (UPP II) Social Sustainability and Citizen Engagement

Urban Partnership Program (UPP II) Social Sustainability and Citizen Engagement

Implementation Period: 2015-2017 Donor: The World Bank Fund: 199,995 (USD) Implemented in: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro Implemented by: Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development and I2UD Institute for International Urban Development Co-PLAN, in collaboration with the Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD), are implementing the Social Sustainability and Citizen Engagement (SSCE) project, under the Urban Partnership Program (UPP II). The SSCE builds upon the lessons and

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Urban Partnership Program (UPP II)

Urban Partnership Program (UPP II)

Municipal Finance Self-Assessment (MFSA) and Urban Audit (UA) Implementation period: 2016-2017 Donor: The World Bank Fund: $24,800 Implemented in: the Municipalities of Elbasan, Berat, Lushnjë, Fier, Kuçovë, Vlorë, Himarë, Sarandë, Gjirokastër, Përmet Implemented by: Co-PLAN The Urban Partnership Program is a unique initiative of the Austrian Government and the World Bank aiming to strengthen local government capacity and to enhance cooperation among municipalities in seven South-East European countries: Albania, Macedonia,

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TraSaCu – Traffic Safety Cultures and the Safe Systems Approach

TraSaCu – Traffic Safety Cultures and the Safe Systems Approach

Towards a Cultural Change Research and Innovation Agenda for Road Safety Implementation period: January 2015 – December 2017 Donor: EU Horizon 2020 Program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant Fund: 24, 400 EUR Implemented in: Vienna (Austria), Athens (Greece), Tallinn (Estonia), Tirana (Albania), Ankara (Turkey), Helsinki (Finland), Pristina (Kosovo), Hague (Netherlands), Blacksburg (Virginia, USA), Bozeman (Montana, USA) Implemented by: KFV – Austrian Road Safety Board, Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas” (Greece), Tallinn University

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TEMPUS – DAPEEWB: Developing and Adapting Professional Programs for Energy Efficiency in the Western Balkans

TEMPUS – DAPEEWB: Developing and Adapting Professional Programs for Energy Efficiency in the Western Balkans

Implementation Period : 2013 – 2016 Donor: European Union (TEMPUS) Fund: 825, 101 EUR Implemented in: Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro Implemented by: 11 Partners (specified below) “Developing and Adapting Professional Programs for Energy Efficiency in the Western Balkans” is an EACEA Tempus project, officially launched in January 2014, marking a first for Albania since this is the first TEMPUS project to have an Albanian lead partner, namely POLIS University. The

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