IPA in Albania

As a potential candidate country, Albania has only access to component I and II of the Instrument for Pre-Accession.

1.Support for transition and institution-building
This component aims at fulfilling political and socio-economic criteria and supporting Albania in the EU integration steps.

I COMPONENT Assistance for transition and institution building

I Priority Political conditions

1. Improvement of the political system

2. Support to civil society

3. Improvement of the media sector

4.Public Administration reform

5.Consolidation of the Rule of Law

6.Improvement of Legislation

7. Support to minority groups

II Priority Socio-economic conditions

1.Improvement of the management of public finances

2.Improvement of the Corporate Governance

3Improvement of commercial policies

4.Support to the social welfare

5.Education, instruction and vocational training reform

6.Development of an active labour market policy in order to fight youth and female unemployment

III Priority European Standards

1. Supporting the development of strategies aimed at establishing the beneficiary country's sectoral policies and legal framework in compliance with European standards

2.Supporting institutional building and the strengthening of sectoral policies

3.Supporting policies on migration, asylum, visas and the fight against organized crime


2.Cross-border cooperation
The programmes implemented in the beneficiary country are aimed at fostering the economic growth and the protection of natural ressources, strengthening social cohesion, facilitating the flow of information and cultural exchanges through the promotion of joint development programmes between Member States, neighbouring countries and candidateand potential candidate countries.

II COMPONENT Cross-border cooperation

I Priority ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATION

Action 1.1

Research and Innovation

Action 1.2

Financial assistance for innovative SMEs

Action 1.3

Work, social and health network

Action 1.4

Institutional cooperation

II Priority NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESSOURCES AND RISK PREVENTION

Action 2.1

Protection and promotion of marine and coastal environments

Action 2.2

Natural and cultural ressources management and prevention of technological and natural risks

Action 2.3

Energy conservation and renewable energy

Action 2.4

Sustainable tourism

III Priority ACCESSIBILITY AND NETWORK

Action 3.1

Physical infrastructure

Action 3.2

Sustainable mobility systems

Action 3.3

Communication network

IV Priority TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Action 4.1

Administration and implementation

Action 4.2

Information, advertising, evaluation

The Multi-Annual indicative Financial Framework (MIFF) for Albania foresees the following allocations for the period 2007-2013:

Multi Annual Indicative Financial Framework / Albania

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

I Component: Assistance to transition and institutional building

54,3

62,1

70,9

82,7

84,3

86,0

87,4

II Component: Cross-border cooperation

6,7

8,6

10,3

10,5

10,7

10,9

10,6

Total (in million of euros)

61,0

70,7

81,2

93,2

95,0

96,9

98,1














The Multi-Annual Indicative Planning Document (MIPD) for Albania, implemented on the basis of the allocations foreseen in the MIFF, decribes for every priority sector the deficiencies that still need to be filled and what has been done in the country thanks to IPA and other donors. It also identifies the future goals in compliance with the National Strategy for Development and Integration 2007-2013.

Management of IPA funds
The funds can be managed according to one of these modalities:
- Centralised management: the European Commission in Bruxelles and the local UE Delegation in the beneficiary country directly manage the assistance
- Decentralised management: after an accreditation procedure, the authorities of the beneficiary country manage the funds
- Delegated management: the assistance is managed by one of the EU Member States taking part in the programme or by an international organization.

For further information
- EU Delegation in Albania
- DG Enlargement Albania




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