Geographic Area: Albania
In the framework of SIEA 2018 Lot 3, the European Commission has awarded the consortium led by Altair with the support to Municipalities in managing the Grants from IPA 2018 EU for socio-economic development (as alternative to drugs cultivation and trafficking). The assignment is part of the IPA 2018 Action Programme for Albania “EU for Rule of Law – Fighting organized crime and drugs”. The Action envisages to support socio economic development of the affected areas and communities. Specifically, the Action programme envisages that a number of most affected Municipalities can apply for a grant to finance initiatives to enable the economic and social development of their communities, as well as address needs to improve their service delivery. The specific assignment is to support and facilitate the implementation of the grant schemes at Municipal level.