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Delegated Cooperation: support to indirect Centralized Management (ICM) of IPA funds


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2017

Total initiative costs

€ 754,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 754,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 10.11.2015


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Albania: 1. BredhiHotoves - Dangelli National Park (NP) Girokaster Region 2. Tomorri Mountain NP Berat Region 3. Korab - Koritnik Managed Nature Reserve (MNR) Kukes and Diber Regions 4. Lake Shkodra MNR Shkodra Region 5. Divjake - Karavasta NP Vlore Region 6. Buna River - Velipoje Protected Landscape (PL) Shkodra Region 7. Shebenik - Jabllanica NP Elbasan Region 8. Llogara NP Vlore Region 9. Vjosa - Narta PL Vlore Region 10. Dajti Mountain NP Tirana Region

Following the accreditation in 2012 of MAECI/DGCS by the European Commission to manage actions financed out of the European development funds, the present pilot project intends to promote the Italian Development Cooperation as implementing partner of EU IPA (Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance) funded initiatives. In particular, the project in subject aims to: i) strengthen the participation of the Embassy of Italy/Development Cooperation Office in Tirana in the framework of the initiatives related to IPA programming; ii) ensure the financial resources committed for the implementation of the initiative “Strengthening national capacity in nature protection - Preparation for Natura 2000 network (SECCS Measure 2)”, launched in the framework of the IPA 2013 programming and awarded to the IDC, in partnership with International Union for Conservation of Bio-diversity (IUCN) and the Italian Botanic Society (SBI). read more close

Main outcome

The Italian Development Cooperation effectively implements EU-IPA funded initiatives, in line with the agreements defined with the EU Delegation in Albania and the relevant Albanian authorities.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010000
Purpose Democratic participation and civil society
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority - EU mission to Albania; - Ministry of European Integration of Albania; - Department of Development, Strategy and Foreign Assistance Program of the Council of Ministers of Albania.
Other financiers -


The beneficiaries of the initiative are: - Ministry of Environment of Albania, as responsible for the implementation of the Protected Areas’ Management Plans. - The authorities of the 5 Protected Areas which will be selected in the framework of the IPA-funded initiative “Support to environment and climate change sector (SECCS) Measure 2 - Strengthening the National Capacity in Nature Protection and Preparation for Natura 2000 network”. - Other Albanian institutions that can be jointly identified during the initiative with the EU Mission to Albania and the Albania Ministry of Environment.

Beneficiaries of which females 58.0%

Technical and Economic Assessment (Download)

Technical and Economic Assessment of "Delegated Cooperation: pilot project to support to indirect Centralized Management (ICM) of IPA funds.

Date April 24, 2013


Field missions for Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Environment of Albania and monitoring of the project by MAECI/DGCS.

Status Completed / Planned
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation

Italian Embassy - Tirana

Funds for technical assistance activities and consultancies to be locally contracted.

Status Completed / Planned
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Contract awarded