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Improving tourism in the highlands of Albania and Kosovo

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Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF), launching a new project in the tourism sector: "Improving Tourism Offer in Highlands of Albania and Kosovo".

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European Union in Albania is financing a two-years around 430,000 Euro, which will advance a sustainable tourism sector in the highlands Northern Albania, Region of Kukes (Municipalities of Has and Tropoja) as well as the Western Kosovo (Communes of Gjakova, Peja, Decan and Junik) developing eco-friendly, natural, cultural and agro-tourism .The Project “Improving Tourism Offer in Highlands of Albania and Kosovo”is being implemented by the Albanian Local Development Capacity Foundation (ALCDF) in  partnership with Kosovo Development Centre (KDC) and  Makedonska Razvojna Fondacija za Pretprijatija (MRFP).
The most beautiful mountainous regions between Albania and Kosovo present a great potential for developing alpine tourism with two national parks such as Valbona National Park in Albania and Pashtrik National Park in Kosovo. However, the area has poor infrastructure and road access, there has been little involvement in the private sector, and high levels of poverty and unemployment continue.  Project seeks to increase employment, especially among young people and women, and to increase the income of local households involved in tourism supplies.

The goal of the project is to enhance the capacities and competitiveness of the tourism sector in the cross-border region by the economic valorization of its natural, cultural and historical inheritage.

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Capacity Development
Creating capacities  to develop and promote new tourism products in alpine areas with direct involvement of local farmers.
Increase of knowledge of local farmers for providing better and quality services for getting tangible benefits from tourism.
Focus on activities which address protecting biodiversity, sustainable management of natural resources, promotion of traditional products of the area through supporting local farmers in the targeted area.

Project: "Improving Tourism in the Highlands of Albania and Kosovo"

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ALCDF creates opportunities for innovative solutions and development in rural areas. The Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by a group of organizations with a constituency and interest based in the rural areas of Albania. ALCDF is supported in the beginning by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) and it is part of a Local Capacity Development Facilities network of more than 15 countries.
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Funding is managed according to strict rules to ensure there is tight control over how funds are used and that the money is spent in a transparent, accountable manner.

As a group, the 28 EU Commissioners have the ultimate political responsibility for ensuring that EU funds are spent properly. But because most of the funding is managed within the beneficiary countries, responsibility for conducting checks and annual audits lies with national governments.

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ALCDF creates opportunities for innovative solutions and development in rural areas. The Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by a group of organizations with a constituency and interest based in the rural areas of Albania. ALCDF is supported in the beginning by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) and it is part of a Local Capacity Development Facilities network of more than 15 countries.
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Funding is managed according to strict rules to ensure there is tight control over how funds are used and that the money is spent in a transparent, accountable manner.

As a group, the 28 EU Commissioners have the ultimate political responsibility for ensuring that EU funds are spent properly. But because most of the funding is managed within the beneficiary countries, responsibility for conducting checks and annual audits lies with national governments.