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A4EUS – Action 4 Europe of Solidarity is a project funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. The project involves a total of 17 partners from 12 countries (Italy, Malta, North Macedonia, Serbia, Belgium, Montenegro, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia, Albania).

Project Duration: 01/03/2020 – 31/05/2021

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Acronym: A4EUS

Project Full Title: Action 4 Europe of Solidarity

Financing by: Europe for Citizens

Project Goals:



European Policy Studies Center for Regional and Local Development

European Academy of Regions

Time: October 26, 2019

Venue: Faculty of Economics, Ismail Qemali University, Vlora

In the series of Open Lectures, part of the rubric: International Lectures of CRDLS Albania (CAIL), CRLDS in cooperation with the European Academy of Regions bring Louis Delcart on 26 October 2018, who presented the lecture:


outlining the latest forecasts, technology trends and policy announcements globally.

Luiza Hoxhaj moderated this activity and brought the topic tailored  on the conditions of Albania, through her reflections on the topic.


The workshop: “Fostering of regional and local economic development in Albania via tourism & cultural heritage”

As part of the 3rd Forum for Regional and Local Economic Development - FoRLEd 2018, organized by the Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development (CRLDS Albania) in collaboration with the European Academy of Regions (EAR-EER, Brussels), Berat Municipality and other actors of Berat District,


Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development - CRLDS

European Academy of Regions - EAR-EAR

Time: July 30- October 31, 2018.

The seminar was held on October 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Venue: The seminar was held in Berat at the Prefecture's headquarters

Keynote Speakers:

Training program for civil servants charged with advising on starting social businesses


While there is already insufficient support for starting a business in terms of effective and efficient policy support, regulatory frameworks, targeted consulting and investment availability, or venture capitalists have become even more difficult as "social initiative" is still widely unknown.

However, social enterprises, given the specific roles among NGOs depending on donor funding and regular profit-oriented businesses, combine two segments that were often incompatible: social work and doing business capital is not regularly deducted from equity. of company capital. This requires a specific type of entrepreneur who engages entrepreneurs in solving social problems, e.g. in the field of education, environmental protection, employment creation for people with disabilities, or poverty reduction, or the like. As social enterprises contribute to increasing the well-being of the population, they need more attention.

Provision of Country Intelligence Reports


Title: Provision of Country Intelligence Reports

 Time: 1 June 2018- 31 May 2019

 Lead Partner: Blomeyer & Sanz

 Partner for Albania and Kosovo: Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development_CRLDS

 Contract No: EASO/2018/624

 Funding: European Asylum Support Office

Civil society organizations play an important role in the debate on and implementation of asylum policy. Their specific expertise and knowledge is synergetic to the Agency’s work and can be of added-value. EASO is committed to establishing a real and genuine dialogue with civil society  as we strongly believe that the exchange of ideas can be of mutual benefit to both parties. 

Cycle of Seminars in Design Thinking


Time: 18/01/2017 10:00 – 14:00 a clock

Venue: Hotel Doro City, Tirana

Workshop on the topic:  "FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE: AVOIDING DEAD-END INNOVATION BY INVESTING IN THE FUZZY FRONT-END". , is organized by CRLDS Albania and helded by Steinar - Valade Amlande, THREE POINT ZERO, Denmark. 

The workshop: addressing to anyone in charge of or engaged in development of products, services or initiatives – public or private – and which focuses on how design thinking can contribute to better results ;


Organizer: Center for Regional and Local Development Studies (CRLDS)

Venue: Hotel Doro City, Tirane

Time: 15 July- 30 November 2019

Funding: US Embassy in Albania

General objective: empowering through knowledge and developing the next generation of girls / women as proactive contributors to national and international security policies.


The Institute for Girls and Women in National and International Security Policy is a 4-day training program, in the context of the 70th anniversary of NATO's creation and the

10th anniversary of Albania's NATO membership. This program is inspired by Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking and comes as a

2nd Western Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development

Venue: Hall “Aula Magna”, University Ismail Qemali of Vlora.

Time: 30 November to 2 December, 2017

Organizer: Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development_CRLDS Albania.

Co-organizer: European Academy of Regions – EAR-AER,

Partner: University Ismail Qemali of Vlora, Regional Council of Vlora, Albanian Assocciation of Regions and…see the logo below.

Financial Supporter: Ministry of Infrastructure and Flanders Government, Cardone Consulting, “Uji Tepelena”.

Project "CRDLS Albania International Lectures - CAIL", Edition 2015-2017

CRDLS Albania International Lectures (CAIL) are a series of lectures to bring in Albania the major protagonists of the international scientific and financial world.

This is also one of the rubrics, which has the seal of the European Policy Center for Regional and Local Development Studies. This rubric will be permanent and intertwined with several other projects, depending on the topic they cover, but also in the form of special public lectures.

With these meetings, international journeys, high scientific and cultural level, CRDLS is once again a credible and prestigious interlocutor at the international level, offering pedagogues, students, enterprises and citizens the opportunity to open a new window in the world of knowledge, demonstrating, in the meantime, the potential and added value created by this center.