The 26 and 27 May (yesterday and today) the Seminar "The European Union Pre-Accession Instrument and Development Cooperation between Albania and Italy" is being held in Tirana, organized by the Development Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Italy in Albania.
In the session of 26 May, of an institutional nature, the issues concerning the process of European integration and development strategies in Albania will be addressed, the IPA Program, its prospects and the role of the Italian Cooperation in Albania. In the second session, instead, of a technical-operational nature, the procedures of the Program will be illustrated, as well as the opportunities deriving from open calls for tenders and the presentation of the main projects underway and in the pipeline in some sectors considered strategic, such as the Environment, Transport, 'Education and the development of the Private Sector.
The seminar is open to local authorities and institutions, non-governmental organizations, associations, universities, representatives of other donors, private companies and their trade associations, technicians and sector professionals.
At the end of the Seminar, a meeting is also planned on the promotion of the Small and Medium-Sized Business Support Program financed by the Italian Cooperation, during which the Credit Line and the Guarantee Fund will be illustrated in favor of Albanian SMEs (for a total amount of 27,5 € million) and related opportunities for Italian companies.