In the last twenty years, Albania has undertaken an important path towards political and economic stabilization, the consolidation of democratic institutions and a
progressive economic growth. Witnessing this political and economical development, the Italian Cooperation has reformulated its programme, aiming thus mostly at supporting the European integration process of Albania and identifying priorities and strategies for the adoption and implementation of the acquis communautaire, as stated in the new Italian Protocol of Development Cooperation 2010-12.
In order to foster social and economic development, Italy adopts a multi-sectorial approach, implementing projects that touch several areas of intervention. The Italian Cooperation applies both bilateral and multilateral agreements, supporting at the same time NGOsí projects and the decentralized cooperation.