This event has been organized byInternational Bridge Association - API, in collaboration with other associations as a side event of participation with a stand at Fiera di Roma of the Albanian artisans of the association project Nucleus Albania, an opportunity to welcome them but also to share the results and objectives of projects on Albanian craftsmanship and future prospects.
The meeting will be attended by representatives of the #albanese #diaspora who will present the projects in which the # Albanian handicraft, with the women protagonists and thanks to their well-established networks, becomes an international bridge for the economic development of Albania.
Ireneo Spencer of API - Ponte Internazionale e QuestaèRoma, vice president of CoNNGI - National Coordination of New Italian Generations.
Of the project of Nucleus Albania we'll talk about it Valbona Paluka, while the project ArtisanOnline it will be presented to us by its coordinator Fioralba Duma.
Rando Devole, sociologist and co-curator of the choral and collective book "Women of Albania" di Confronti, edition Com Nuovi Tempi will have much to say about its experience in networking and collecting testimonials from women both in Albania and in Italy.
Fabiola Ismaili, sole director of the Balcando company, will talk about female entrepreneurship and opportunities to invest in Albania.
E Stela Kapllani dell 'Albanian Lawyers Association in Italy will talk about the need for leadership and female professionalism in contributing to development in both our countries.
Ledi Shabani, an Albanian and Pugliese artist who will talk about the creativity that creates bridges will also be present.
A representative of OIM Italia will be present.
Projects like ArtisanOnline e Nucleus Albania they are the demonstration of the great will to start from the tradition and reach the company. An enterprise starts from an idea, the idea comes from afar, from our origins, from our roots, from the first sensations we had as children. The added value of the two projects is the common thread, women with their strength and dedication.
But craftsmanship and small business must not be blocked within the home, nor within the confines of the small world, but must expand in order to start an economy on a scale that supports, not one, but many families, a community whole. The tradition and creation of these women is intertwined with the production of food products, with tourism, as it serves as a catalyst, as well as a showcase for it.
For this reason it can generate added value that is not that of the individual company, but of the entire supply chain. But Nucleus is well aware of the difficulties to do so because he had to teach his associates to organize themselves, to invest, to look for new markets. This association has the merit of creating these beautiful windows from 3 years to strengthen these small businesses to find new ways to market their products.
The Mediterranean diet portal ArtisanOnline was born in the ambit of Program A.MI.CO, as a winner of the A.Mi.Co. Award organized by the IOM - Coordination Office for the Mediterranean for the #empowerment of the #migrants associations for the #cosviluppo. In the first edition it took place in Albania thanks to the partnership between the associations QuestaèRoma e ICSE & Co.. while the second edition of the project, closed in recent months, was conducted by the Florentine association ICSE & co. and by IParticipate, and the local association Scutamare DeP Dora and Pajtimit and was funded under the Tuscany Region program for co-development.
Nucleus Albania was born following a one-year pilot project carried out within the framework of the national investment strategy 2014-2020 and category 2014 is founded by 5 associations representing Albanian tourism businesses, hotels, olive oil production and horticulture and aims to support small and medium enterprises by strengthening and improving business services through the national network and through information sharing. In the project there are 83 nuclei of companies, small and medium and on its board of directors are part Business Albania, GIZ Albania.