Country: Albania

Sector OCSE/DAC: Rural development (43040)

SDGs: No poverty

Resources Allocated: €2.195.424,60 (AICS: €1.795.424,60; Applicants and Co-Applicants: €400.000,00)

Type of Financing: Grant

Executing Partner: VIS – International Volunteer Service for Development

Other Partners:

  • Regional Development Agency 1 (Albania)
  • CISP – International Committee for the Development of Peoples
  • Slow Food Foundation
  • Local Action Group MADONIE
  • Local Action Group LEADER ULIXES
  • IUSVE – Salesian University of Venice
  • Association Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages
  • BESA Fund
  • National Tourism Agency (Albania)
  • Partnership for Development Foundation
  • CODE – Consulting and Development

Planned Conclusion: 2020

Expected Results:

  • Employment opportunities, especially for young people, diversified and extended through the support to family-run businesses and agrotourism services
  • Level of empowerment of local communities strengthened by initiating forms of community involvement in the management of services and by institutionalising the figure of Local Development Agent
  • Registration Program of land property initiated in the area of Malesi e Madhe and replicable good practises in other areas with same difficulties tested


Degree of implementation