Strengthening the Capacities

Albania Sustainable Development Organization (A.S.D.O) was partner in the project “Strengthening the capacities of Albanian municipalities in the twinning of cities”. Project implemented by the Association of Albanian Municipalities, as its leader from 1 December 2012 to 30 November 2013.

The program European Commission within the Europe funds this project for Citizens. We have organized two days trainings the first one in Tirana city, in University of Kamza 25/04/2013 and 26/04/2013 and the second one in Saranda city, in University of Saranda, filial of University of Tirana (Faculty of Economy) in 23/05/2013 and 24/05/2013. There were approximately 60 participants from different universities and from different background. The expert from ANTTARC Ms. Ariana Haxhiu helped with her expertise in giving trainings for young people. Young people was informed about the EU program, possibilities to be twinned with European institutions, to apply in several scholarships and training programs, to feel more the European identity and to be part of their culture.


Training methodology

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