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November 21, 2019

Involving The Albanian Diaspora in the Social and Economic Development of Albania

The diaspora represents a great potential for the development of Albania and the challenge for all is to create an environment that encourages and supports the involvement of the diaspora in the development of its country of origin.

Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the Social and Economic Development of Albania

  • Project type:Migration and development
  • Geographical coverage:Albania, Italy, other countries selected for diaspora mapping
  • Executive Agency: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Beneficiaries:Government of Albania; The communities of the Albanian diaspora
  • Partner:Albanian Ministry for Diaspora, Minister for Europe and Albanian Foreign Affairs; Albanian Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Management site:Tirana, Albania
  • Program duration:36 months

The goal of this program is to contribute to improving the involvement of the Albanian Diaspora in the development of Albania. In pursuing this goal, the program is implemented through three components.

La first component

It supports the Albanian government in adopting a global approach to involving the diaspora for the sustainable development of the country, in line with the general political framework. Various activities, such as technical assistance and capacity building, will support the institutions for the diaspora and their officials in acquiring useful tools to identify the resources needed to successfully carry out activities with the involvement of the Diaspora.

La second component

It facilitates the involvement of the Albanian Diaspora in the development of the country of origin through the transfer of skills and abilities. The mapping and profiling of the Diaspora, envisaged as part of this component, contribute to the creation of a register of the skills and abilities of the Albanian Diaspora. This component also provides for "fellowship" opportunities at Albanian institutions for members of the diaspora, both to strengthen the capacity of Albanian institutions to involve the diaspora, and to contribute to the territorial development of Albania.

La third component

Facilitates the involvement of the diaspora in the development of the country through investments. This is achieved by developing "Connect Albania“, An innovative platform for investment enhancement. Through this platform, the Albanian Diaspora will have the means to commit itself as a development agent for the promotion of foreign investments, thus contributing to the creation of jobs in Albania.

The program Involving the Albanian Diaspora in the Social and Economic Development of Albania is funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS), and is politically supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The program is implemented by the International Organization for Migration - the United Nations Migration Agency -, in collaboration with the Albanian Minister of State for Diaspora, the Albanian Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry Albanian Finance and Economy and AICS.

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