AFD Heads for the Balkans

AFD heads for the Balkans

After Albania and soon Serbia, AFD has been authorized to operate in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and the FYROM. This new opening in the Western Balkans inaugurates AFD’s activity in Europe. French Development Agency: (Agence française de développement, AFD) is a public financial institution that implements the policy defined by the French Government. It works to […]

Western Balkans Summit London 2018

At the Western Balkans Summit London 2018, the EU focuses on the three key areas of cooperation: economy, security, reconciliation.   Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and Ministers of Interior from the Western Balkans are meeting to continue strengthening regional cooperation. In the area of socio-economic development, the focus will be on the further implementation […]

EBRD loan for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

The EBRD Board of Directors has approved an up to €500 million loan for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The 878-kilometer pipeline will start at the Greek/Turkish border, cross Albania and, after passing under the Adriatic Sea, will end in southern Italy. It constitutes the final leg of the Southern Gas Corridor […]

Social Enterprise World Forum

Social Enterprise World Forum

Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was established by national social enterprise support agencies with the first event held in Edinburgh in 2008. Bringing together social enterprise practitioners, support agencies, investors, public, private and government representatives. The success of the event in galvanising the global movement of social enterprise, creating a  platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating […]

3d Partner Meeting of Balkan Med e-BP

3d Partner Meeting of Balkan Med e-BP

furthermore Center for Competitiveness Promotion was part of the 3d Partner Meeting of Balkan Med e-BP that took place in Limassol, Cyprus. All partners from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, and Albania discussed the: Creation of e-Business Database and Web Platform HRDA made a presentation of the platform and its functionalities, e.g. registration, information shown from companies profile, […]

Develop Social Enterprises in Albania

Social enterprises go bust all the time’ – how the sector is tackling its image problem

  When Emily Mathieson set up her homeware business Aerende in 2016, she didn’t know it would be a social enterprise. She hadn’t even heard the term before. Aerende’s products are made by people who face social challenges, including survivors of trafficking and people with learning disabilities. “I wanted to set up a business doing what I […]