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25 February 2015 The final conference of the “Regional Development Programme for Northern Albania” On 25 February 2015 at Tirana International Hotel in Tirana was organized the closing conference of “Regional Development Programme for Northern Albania”, supported by the Austrian Development Agency ADA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.

25 February 2015 The final conference of the “Regional Development Programme for Northern Albania” On 25 February 2015 at Tirana International Hotel in Tirana was organized the closing conference of “Regional Development Programme for Northern Albania”, supported by the Austrian Development Agency ADA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. The final conference gave an overview of the achievements, challenges and recommendations of the 4-year program implemented in the Regions of Shkodra and Lezha. In this conference were presented the scenarios of sub-regional development Shkoder- Lezha, and an exhibition of 29 projects implemented in these regions. Throughout the conference, attended by authorities from central and local government and representatives of donor agencies, were discussed the aspects of regionalization, and the role of regional development in the regions. The conference was attended and welcomed by the Swiss Ambassador Mr. Cristoph GRAF and Austrian Ambassador Thomas SCHNOLL. They noted that both governments they represent, have the priority to support the regional development. The conference was attended by the Minister for Local affairs, Mr. Blendi Çuçi, who also stressed the importance of the concept of regional development, but which are in discussions about the mechanisms. A summary of achievements and recommendations were made by Mr. Olaf Haub. on the role of regional development district and how the program has impacte in the work of Shkodra and Lezha regions, in the conference a speech was taken by Mr. Pjerin Spathari, vice president of the Regional Council of Shkodra and Pashk Gjoni Presdient of the Lezha Region. Development scenarios and sub-regional pilot projects for both counties, regional challenges in the future and the process followed were introduced by Ms. Merita Kazazi, director of the Directorate of Coordination and Development of Shkodra region, Ms. Linda Maci, Director of Development of Lezha Region. Anila GJIKA, COPLAN expert. An intervention alternatives Regional Development in Albania was conducted by Ms. Oriana PRIFTI, representative of the DSDC. Attending the meeting were representatives of the two regiona staff Shkodra and Lezha, representatives of regional departments, donor representatives, representatives of nonprofit organizations, partners in projects implemented under the RDP Fund

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