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Albania

Population 2.9 million

Albania is a candidate country for EU membership. The EU is Albania’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. To help the country progress on its EU path, the EU provides financial assistance in a wide range of areas – from agriculture to transport, green energy to support for entrepreneurs, and much more.

 

This goes hand-in-hand with support for improvements that are necessary to meet EU standards, in areas like the judiciary and public administration. In this way, EU is contributing to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Albania’s citizens.

Opportunities

Regional cooperation

Open call for research papers on cross-border cooperation

The purpose of the research is to find out the impact of the Cross-border cooperation projects on improving the lives of inhabitants in the Albania-North Macedonia programmme area.

Funding opportunities
Researchers
15/02/2022
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Culture and youth

Apply for the EU Cultural Heritage prize

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards aim to identify, recognise and champion best practices in the conservation of cultural heritage. Organisations who have implemented cultural heritage projects are invited to apply for the award. Entries can be related to tangible, intangible or digital heritage.

Awards and competitions
Artists & culture organisations, Civil society organisations
01/02/2022
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Latest news

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Youth from EU and Western Balkans gather to discuss “What is Europe?”

30 November 2021
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EU supports the civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

23 November 2021
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EU, EBRD and Austria donate trees for a greener Western Balkans region

17 November 2021
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#TogetherIsPossible – second communication campaign for Western Balkans now live!

15 November 2021
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€90 million in macro-financial assistance to Albania

12 November 2021
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Writers from Western Balkans among laureates of EU prize for literature

12 November 2021
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Welcome to the new Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans!

9 November 2021
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WORTH II: Inspiring innovation through creative connections around Europe

5 November 2021
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Western Balkans economies recover faster than expected

5 November 2021
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EU and Germany support improvement of student dormitories in Albania

5 November 2021
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Europe is Here 2.0: EU Delegation to Albania launches new campaign

1 November 2021
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Regional news editors meet to discuss restoring trust in media

1 November 2021
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BIRN publishes oral history videos with war survivors’ stories

1 November 2021
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BIRN Albania trains students and young journalists on mobile journalism

25 October 2021
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EC sets out reform priorities for the Western Balkans and Turkey

20 October 2021
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Innovative digital solution products presented at the WB Digital Summit

18 October 2021
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#ErasmusDays 2021: three days to learn everything about the programme

15 October 2021
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Young European Ambassadors embrace green activism

15 October 2021
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YEA “Voices from the Western Balkans” at EYE 2021

15 October 2021
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Western Balkans Digital Summit opens in Podgorica

12 October 2021
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EU supports helpline to safeguard children in Albania

11 October 2021
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EU and Western Balkans launch a joint Innovation Agenda

11 October 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meet in summit at Brdo pri Kranju – Sign Declaration

6 October 2021
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Make your school a Superschool

5 October 2021
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President von der Leyen wraps up Western Balkans visit

1 October 2021
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Winners of the 2021 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey announced

29 September 2021
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President Von der Leyen visits the Western Balkans

29 September 2021
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EU supporting the Western Balkans to combat cross-border crime

29 September 2021
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Italy to host EU-Balkan Youth Forum in November

29 September 2021
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EU digital COVID certificate equivalence for Albania

23 September 2021
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Working together to protect marine life: #EUBeachCleanup Albania

20 September 2021
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€14.2 billion to help accession countries implementing EU-related reforms

16 September 2021
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“The Future is on Tracks” Western Balkans Rail Summit

16 September 2021
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EU award for investigative journalism in Albania

13 September 2021
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Join the 2021 European Researchers’ Night

13 September 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meeting on fight against firearms trafficking

9 September 2021
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COVID-19: EU travel restrictions lifted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia

1 September 2021
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Works start on electricity interconnector between Albania and North Macedonia

1 September 2021
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate first birthday

25 August 2021
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Youth from Western Balkans cooperate for peace

25 August 2021
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Vote for the next group of Young European Ambassadors!

23 August 2021
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Forest fires: The EU continues to mobilise assistance for the Western Balkans

12 August 2021
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EU supports workshop on writing stories on war crime victims’ experiences

6 August 2021
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EU expertise now available as TAIEX webinars

23 July 2021
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Open call for youth exchange in Western Balkans

21 July 2021
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Youth from Albania and North Macedonia break down prejudices

16 July 2021
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EU allocates €13.5 million for civil society in the Western Balkans

13 July 2021
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COVID-19: EU sends 200,000 vaccines to Albania and North Macedonia

13 July 2021
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The deadline for a new call for Young European Ambassadors extended to 30 July

12 July 2021
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YEAs go to EXIT Festival

12 July 2021
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BIRN launches call for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2021 in Albania

9 July 2021
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New call for Albania-Montenegro cross-border projects

9 July 2021
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Young people create regional youth agenda for the Western Balkans

9 July 2021
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EU funded PowerUP programme announces winners of Western Balkan Excellence Award

6 July 2021
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Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU

6 July 2021
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The Western Balkans becomes a roaming free zone

1 July 2021
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Western Balkans Youth Forum 2021 kicks off today!

29 June 2021
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The pandemic reshapes TAIEX and Twinning

26 June 2021
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EU adds Western Balkans countries on its “Green List”

24 June 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi at Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders

11 June 2021
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

9 June 2021
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Political agreement on €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument

4 June 2021
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The RCC presents winners of the BALKATHON 2.0 competition

2 June 2021
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Young designer from Albania wins Berlin Process logo competition

2 June 2021
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Training programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey

2 June 2021
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Grants for promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

28 May 2021
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New call for cross border projects Albania-Kosovo

28 May 2021
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

28 May 2021
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Over €2 billion from EU to support culture, including Western Balkans

28 May 2021
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EU invests an additional €40 million to help ease impact of COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
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BIRN launches call for investigative stories in Albania

20 May 2021
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ETF unveils Green Skills Awards finalists

20 May 2021
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Authors from Albania and Serbia among winners of the EU Literature Prize

19 May 2021
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Western Balkan Youth Talks: how can the EU connect better with youth?

11 May 2021
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EU Cohesion policy: EUSAIR kicks-off its 6th Annual Forum

11 May 2021
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#EuropeDay – the EU throws open its virtual doors!

7 May 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi travels to the Western Balkans as first EU funded vaccines arrive

3 May 2021
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EU Open Data Days – Shaping our future with open data

30 April 2021
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EU and EFSE unleash additional €40 million in response to the pandemic

30 April 2021
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TAIEX flagship event: taking the European Green Deal beyond EU borders

29 April 2021
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EU Prize for Literature announces 2021 shortlist

23 April 2021
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The EU supports Western Balkans with a new project on prevention of radicalisation

23 April 2021
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The EU and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

23 April 2021
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EU helps an Albanian organic food store to improve sustainability

14 April 2021
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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

13 April 2021
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Balkan Trafik festival celebrates its 15th anniversary online

13 April 2021
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EU disburses €90 million in macro-financial assistance to Albania

5 April 2021
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Erasmus+ brings over €26.2 billion to support mobility and cooperation

31 March 2021
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New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

17 March 2021
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Albania, Montenegro and Serbia set to benefit from additional support to fight pandemic

11 March 2021
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EU donates CT scanner to Mother Theresa Hospital in Albania

10 March 2021
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EFSE facilitates prizes and visibility for women entrepreneurs in tech

5 March 2021
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EU and UN Women address the violence against women in the Western Balkans

5 March 2021
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
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RCC awards six innovative digital solution projects on tourism in the Western Balkans

2 March 2021
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
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Young Albanian entrepreneur wins Mediterranean award

23 February 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new projects in Albania

23 February 2021
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European Research Council kicks off Horizon Europe for 2021

22 February 2021
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

18 February 2021
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Anniversary of “Together for Albania” International Donors Conference

18 February 2021
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Migration: EU Commissioner Johansson in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania

16 February 2021
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

8 February 2021
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The EIB Group boosts financing for the Western Balkans in 2020

3 February 2021
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EBRD and EU support improvements to Albania’s railways

3 February 2021
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CEB supports employment in Albania

2 February 2021
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EFSE supports the financing of small-scale farmers in Albania

1 February 2021
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Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) launches the 2021 Social Cohesion Award to recognise outstanding social action in Europe

22 January 2021
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National civil society conference discusses the sector’s challenges in Albania

22 December 2020
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The EU4Schools and EU4Culture programmes respond to the November 2019 earthquake in Albania

22 December 2020
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The Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP launch Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

10 December 2020
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EU Ambassador Soreca presents the EU Green Agenda for the Western Balkans

19 October 2020
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EU launches €40 million programme to rebuild Albania’s cultural heritage after the earthquake

29 September 2020
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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in the Western Balkans, including Albania

6 August 2020
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EU approves €100 million for post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania

17 July 2020

Publications

Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans Factsheet

Author: European Commission

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

The EU Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans plan identifies ten investment flagships. It aims to spur long-term recovery, accelerate the green and digital transition, and foster regional cooperation and convergence with the EU.

EU Connectivity Agenda for the Western Balkans

Author: European Commission

Brochures | Published in: 2021

This brochure provides a close-up on the EU connectivity agenda for the Western Balkans and what it means in practice: reduction of travel times, increase of transport safety, improvement of air quality and ensuring supply of electricity or gas when people need it.

Key milestones

Swipe right

2009

April

Application for EU membership

Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

2010

December

Entry into force of visa liberalisation

2014

June

EU candidate country status granted

2018

April

Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations

2018

June

The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations

2020

March

EU decides to open accession negotiations

2020

July

Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States

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