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.
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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.
The IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Albania-Kosovo has launched its third call for proposals. Through projects under this call, the programme aims to foster good neighbourly relations and environmentally friendly and socially inclusive economic development of the region.
Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. The programme will offer training courses on journalism and EU regional policy, a chance to receive mentorship, visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions and similar activities.
An EU co-funded project, the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA”, has launched a call for applications to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to promote the Digital Agenda through a second small grants scheme.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a three-day interactive workshop on truth-seeking and reconciliation as an exercise in storytelling. The workshop will examine ways on how to avoid the trap of producing stories that trivialise war crimes and victims’ experiences and foster impunity.
The CEB Award for Social Cohesion will grant a €25,000 prize to a project that addresses pressing social issues. The competition is open to small organisations and individuals from the CEB’s 42 member countries who can nominate projects at an early stage of implementation. All details on eligibility and the application process are available in the web link.
This opportunity is closed. Read more here.
Application for EU membership
Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Entry into force of visa liberalisation
EU candidate country status granted
Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations
The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations
EU decides to open accession negotiations
Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY100(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: € 4800
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