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Call for Grants for Startups and Facilitators Now Open
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Call for Grants for Startups and Facilitators Now Open

TIRANA, May 16 People who have a small business or startup idea and startup facilitators can now apply for financial support from Albanian authorities. An official call launched by the Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship is now open. All those interested can apply for grants starting May 16th until June 5th. Firstly,...

Get Your Farm Funded, National Scheme to Open Applications for 2022
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Get Your Farm Funded, National Scheme to Open Applications for 2022

TIRANA, February 23 Starting February 25th the Agriculture Rural Development Agency (ARDA) will accept submissions from all farmers who are interested to apply for financial support from the National Scheme 2022. The fund for the National Scheme is estimated at Lek 3.2 billion. It includes both the guarantee fund and the oil support. The scheme...

€10 million in Support to Albanian Startups
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€10 million in Support to Albanian Startups

TIRANA, January 19 Once the bill ‘On startups support and development, gets adopted by the Parliament, Albanian authorities will provide Euro 10 million over the next four years towards supporting startups and innovation ecosystems. The latter still lack proper legal regulation, but thanks to the ‘pressure’ from the European Commissions, as stated on its 2021...

Fourth IPARD Call Opens for Specific Sectors
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Fourth IPARD Call Opens for Specific Sectors

TIRANA, January 10 The fourth call for funding application under the IPARD II program is now open for applications. The Agriculture Rural Development Agency (AZHBR) informed that citizens who live and work in Albania in the sectors listed below can apply until February 25th. More specifically, the call will focus on Measure 7 ‘Farm diversification...

Albania Adopts Bill on Startup Support
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Albania Adopts Bill on Startup Support

TIRANA, December 20 The Albanian Council of Ministers passed on Monday a bill that aims to provide the right legal framework and regulations in support of startups and innovation ecosystem development. The bill has various goals namely: to facilitate startup creation and market integration; Talent attraction and retention; Innovation in the legal framework and procurement...

Fourth Call for IPARD Funds to Open in January
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Fourth Call for IPARD Funds to Open in January

TIRANA, December 13 The Fourth call for funding application under the IPARD II program will open soon. The Agriculture Rural Development Agency (AZHBR) informed that the call will open for all the citizens who live and work in Albania in the sectors of agriculture and agro-processing starting January 10th. More specifically, the call will focus...

Agriculture Labor Shortage a Growing Concern in Albania
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Agriculture Labor Shortage a Growing Concern in Albania

TIRANA, October 28 The agriculture sector in Albania is facing a labor shortage, and that’s a real reason for concern. According to the Albanian Agrobusiness Council (KASH), the farm labor force shrank by 29,800 jobs during the second quarter of 2021, bringing the total number of agriculture jobs down to 416,000 by the end of...

Don’t Miss the Market of Albanian Artisans
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Don’t Miss the Market of Albanian Artisans

TIRANA, July 19 Wednesday, July 21st don’t miss the first ‘Handmade in Albania’ crafts market organized by Albartizan in Tirana. Wonderful crafts, food, fashion, and more craftsmanship will be showcased by artisans from Albania and Kosovo at Tek Bunkeri on Wednesday from 10:00 to 20;00 hours. This is going to be the first market organized...

Albania’s BPO Industry Has Potential to Enter UK Market
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Albania’s BPO Industry Has Potential to Enter UK Market

TIRANA, February 18 ‘Albania has great potential to be a successful outsourcing case in the UK market, especially in e-commerce, data entry, and ITO.’ This is one of the key findings of a market research report on the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry conducted by the Fiber group with the support of Risi Albania. Fiber...