Programme website http://albaniakosovocbc.org/
Operating Structures AL: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
KS: Ministry for Local Government Administration
Contracting Authority Delegation of the European Union to Albania
Joint Technical Secretariat JTS: Kukes, AL and Antenna: Pristina, KS
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Total budget (excluding technical assistance) EUR 8 894 118.00

EU funding(outstanding EU funding)

(excluding technical assistance)

EUR 7 560 000.00
Funding instrument(s) IPA II (2014-2020)
Eligible geographical area

Albania (AL): Lezha Region and Kukes Region

Kosovo (KS): West Economic Region and South Economic Region

MAP of eligible area AL-KS (za program Albania – Kosovo)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Protecting the environment and promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • A least 30% of population of the programme area has been target of environment awareness raising activities (percentage)
  • At least one harmonised environmental education curricula and/or an extra-curricular programme introduced in secondary education on both sides of the border by 2022 (number)
  • At least one strategy and action plan adopted on prevention and mitigation of manmade hazards and natural disasters (number)
  • Presence of at least 1 specialised risk and crisis management CBC team (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • At least 5 partnerships of CSOs and local government in management of environmental resources and biodiversity by 2022 (Number)
  • At least 30% of the CBC eligible area has been covered by strategies and action plans (disaggregated by solid waste, wastewater, soil erosion) by 2022 (percentage)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • Contribution of tourism to regional GDP for each side of the programme increased by 20% in 2020 (baseline 2014 around 10%) (percentage)
  • No. of tourists visiting the programme area until 2022 increased by 20% (baseline 2014 around 120.000 tourists) (percentage)
  • At least 10 new tourism business initiatives up and running by 2022 (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • At least 5 new joint tourism products developed by 2022 (number)
  • At least 1,000 visitors in the cultural and natural sites (number)
  • At least 2,000 participants in new cultural events by 2022 (number)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Investing in youth, education and skills

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • At least 10% of young people (disaggregated by gender) going through CBC initiatives manage to get a job (percentage)
  • At least 10% of the youth (disaggregated by gender) targeted by self-employment measures established a start-up business by 2022 (percentage)
  • At least 3 youth exchange networks continued beyond the programme support (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • At least 300 young people (disaggregated by gender) trained through new life-long learning services by 2022 (number)
  • At least 1,000 participants (disaggregated by gender) took part in the events organised across border such as youth sport tournaments, and/or youth festivals by 2022 (number)