After the completion of the training for Coaching and Advisory, Auleda – Local Economic Development Agency completed the training sessions for the organizations operating in the region of Vlora on June 8-9. Representatives of the organizations had the opportunity to benefit from a two-day training at Impact Entrepreneurship. Innovative approaches to startups and the steps needed to build an idea and materialize it into a concrete venture were the main focus of the training. Participants also had the opportunity to present their concrete concerns and gain assistance on the difficulties that organizations face in their work. The overall goal of this training was to encourage organizations to build new social enterprises, which can generate revenue with a social impact. For this reason, it was considered necessary to present a set of information for the further development of entrepreneurial skills. This training was organized within the IDEA project – Investment Development and Empowerment Action, INTERREG IPA CBC program “Greece – Albania 2014 – 2020”.
AULEDA - Vlora Local Economic Development Agency, organized within the project SHIPmEnTT- "Strengthening Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Processes in Green Sea Mobility Sectors", ADRION Program, Webinar on "Access to finance, Future 4.0, Advance Manufactory and Innovation”. The training was designed for local SMEs operating in the maritime sector, to learn more about access to finance and financial opportunities that are present at the national level, innovative tools and new technologies with positive impact on the environment which can be used for a green shipping, extend their knowledge about innovative 4.0 technologies and the introduction of innovative platforms such as SHIPmEnTT. This platform, which was created within the SHIPmEnTT project, is designed to provide services to SME’s and intermediaries who operate in the maritime sector, guaranteeing a wide involvement of various stakeholders through a simplified access to certain modules.
The 4th Partners Meeting of IDEA Project organized from University of Ioanina, took place in Ioannina on 14.02.2020. This was the last meeting of project partners foreseen by the project. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and identify the next steps of the project. 7 business plans for social enterprises in Albania and Greece has been presented and discussed between partners. The Steering Committee has approved the 7 social investments that will be applied for social support on different national schemes. Project IDEA
The Coaching, Mentoring and Advisory Training Program was organized by AULEDA – Local Economic Development Agency, in the framework IDEA – Investment Development and Empowerment Action project, Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece – Albania 2014-2020”. The 2-day training, which took place on Monday and Tuesday 20 – 21 January, in the premises of Regina City Hotel Vlora, gave the opportunity to 20 young people to be the next coaches and mentors for the next social enterprises, and develop their business skills. At the end of the training Project IDEA
On December 2-3, in the framework of IDEA Investment and Empowerment Actions project, was organized the fourth and final Study Visit foreseen under the project. The study visit took place in Vlora and its purpose was to identify the best practices related to social business, to get to know the different models of financing, as best practices in Vlora city. One of the main goals of the project is to develop financial mechanisms that will facilitate the creation of social businesses. After a precise identification of needs and opportunities, by observing practices existing in the respective territories, the partners will work to improve the Social Entrepreneurship environment in the Albania – Greece cross – border territory. Based on a pre-set agenda, the first day included read more
On November 15th, 2019 the Training for intermediaries was held on the premises of Vlore Youth Centre (Qendra Rinore Vlore) c/o the Palace of Culture “Labëria” in Vlorë, Albania. The training was organized by AULEDA - Local Economic Development Agency, Vlore, in the framework of the project “SHIPMENTT: Strengthening Intellectual Property and technology transfer processes in green sea mobility sectors” under the INTERREG Adrion Programme, funded by the European Union. Attending this training were representatives from public institutions including the Chairman of the Vlora District Council, representatives from the Municipality of Vlora, Port State Control - Directorate General of Marine, University of Vlora Ismail Qemali, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tirana, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vlore, Directorate of Vlore Seaport, Vlore Captain, "Petrolifera" Vlore and students of naval engineering. more info,
In October 2019, a transnational educational camp and a knowledge transfer training were held in Thessaloniki (22 – 26 October 2019), on the Transnational entrepreneurship in the field of tourism. The initiatives were focused on young people between 16 and 30 years old from the Balkan Peninsula, who were enrolled for education/vocational training in the field of tourism or similar industries. The aim was to encourage the entrepreneurial thinking and the acquisition of knowledge on sustainable development among young people, which in turn would lead to a more competitive business environment in the region. The transnational educational camp that was held in Thessaloniki from 22 to 25 October 2019 www.trans-edu.net,
AULEDA Local Economic Development Agency organized on October 20th in the premises of Llogara Tourist Village the Knowledge Transfer Training under the project TRANS-EDU-NET – “Transnational Educational Network for young people - new technologies and entrepreneurial thinking in the tourism industry” focused on the Transnational entrepreneurship in the field of tourism. The training aims at exchanging good practices between partners from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Republic of North Macedonia, educators and students involved in the tourism sector from Vlora. Participants were informed about the TRANS-EDU-NET educational platform read more www.trans-edu.net,
AULEDA Local Economic Development Agency started on October 16th in the premises of Llogara Tourist Village the Educational Camp (EDU-CAMP) under the project TRANS-EDU-NET – “Transnational Educational Network for young people - new technologies and entrepreneurial thinking in the tourism industry” focused on the Transnational entrepreneurship in the field of tourism. The transnational educational camp (EDUCAMP) was held in Vlore from October 16th to October 19th and was attended by young people from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Republic of North Macedonia. 40 students worked together to elaborated common transnational business ideas in the field of tourism.
“Inclust” Project - 3rd partners meeting. Discussing about clusters in cultural sector. VALART - is the Cultural Cluster of Vlora that has been established in the contest of the project. Thematic clusters of dance and music, photography and picture, handcrafts, architecture and applied arts are part of VALART.
Presentation of Vlora Cultural Cluster VALART during the Transnational Networking & education event for the cooperative formations of the project inclust (arta - corfu - vlorë - korca) - Sunday 29/09/2019 chamber of arta. All Seasons Authentic Products, services and experiences with reference to the culture, tradition and history of arta.
The Study Visit for the “Investment Development and Empowerment Action (IDEA)” project was successfully held in Arta on Thursday and Friday 19 – 20 September. The purpose of the Study Visit was to exchange good practices and understand the status and maturity of the Social Investment market in the Arta region. The visits focused on identifying best practice and funding mechanisms to support Social Investment and Social and Solidarity Entities and businesses. Project IDEA
Today, on June 25, in the framework of the Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean FOCUS Project. "Auleda" - Local Economic Development Agency, Vlore organized the Workshop: Standardization of Food and Medicinal Plants, a tool for increasing the quality and export of Albanian Products The presenter was the German Certification Authority TUV NORD. The training took place at Hotel Palace Vlore.
The IDEA project purpose is to create a sustainable social enterprises sector, trying to meet the demand of CSO-s, Social Enterprises and Social businesses with the supply offered from potential public and private investors, as well as studying and building hybrid tools, which can be applied at the local and regional level. Training Visit in Himara, within the IDEA-Investment Developement and Empowerment Action project, INTEREG Greece-Albania programme, took place on 30-31 May 2019. The two-days training visit included meeting with read more
The third partners meeting of IDEA project, “Investment Development and Empowerment of Action”, was held successfully on Friday, 31 May 2019, in Llogora Tourist Village Hotel. Partners meet together to discuss the progress of the project at the current stage and the work performed by each partner until now, also to identify the next steps that have to be done in advance for the completion of the project. The IDEA project, INTERREG Greece-Albania programme, aims to build a sustainable environment for social enterprises, meeting the supply and demand, as well as studying and building financial hybrid tools, which can be applied at the local and regional level.
Municipality of Kicevo organized a local Job Fair, Dissemination and Networking event and Partners Meeting in Kicevo on June 7 and 8, 2019, under the project “Transnational Educational Network for young people - new technologies and entrepreneurial thinking in the tourism industry”, with acronym TRANS-EDU-NET, ref. number BMP1/1.3/2990/, MIS code 5017422, funded by ERDF under INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean Program 2014-2020. The local Job Fair was held on 7th of June, which was an event that attracted different kind of stakeholders that exist in the area of Kicevo and beyond. The aim of the event is to give the opportunity to businesses, universities, high schools, VET centers and employers to promote their activities and present open job positions. Similarly, this event attracted students and other participants, who had the opportunity to be informed and ask questions to professionals about the new business trends, entrepreneurship and tourism.
Study visit and Technical Committee Meeting, SHIPMENTT Project. IPR - Intellectual Property Rights & Access to Finance two big issues to be addressed with intermediaries and SME- s operating in Maritime Transport Sector. A set of innovative tools will be offered to the two above mentioned target groups as services pilot actions based on Green Shipping concept in collaboration with partners from Italy, Greece, Sllovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Hercegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
On May 23, AULEDA, Local Economic Development Agency, Vlore, started the offline training session, in support of the SMEs operating in the maritime sector, onshore and offshore services. The training "Quality Controller in Industry" was carried out in view of enhancing security in the maritime transport sector and related support services. 34 young students of Naval Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, first and second cycle of studies, from the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Vlora, were trained in a two-day session, respectively on 23-24 May 2019. This training was carried out within the SHIPMENTT Project - ADRION Program, from the Local Economic Development Agency "Auleda", in cooperation with the Regional Youth Center of Vlora and NASTO INXHINIERING, a leading company in the Vlora Region in the field of quality control.
Today in the premises of QTTB in Vlora in another collaboration with QTTB, the Institute for Social Policy and Development in organizing a workshop to present initiatives in the territory of Vlora Region for farmers, agro-producers and agro-processors. Organic agriculture and the European legal context for it, access to finance in the subsidy schemes of ARDA and IPARD, services provided by public institutions and intermediaries in support of the target group were the subject of presentation and discussions by representatives of QTTB- that, the Institute of Social Policy, Auleda Local Economic Development Agency Vlore, the Albanian Agribusiness Council, the RISI Albania Program, Albinspekt. Auleda- The Local Economic Development Agency presented the services it offers for the target group in the framework of financial support from the Risi Albania Program and the FOCUS Project - MED Balkan Program which created the sector to be included in the international clusters of agro-producers and agro-workers.
Matchmaking Fair, Cyprus. Activity carried out within the FOCUS Project - Interreg Med-Balkan with the participation of 22 SMEs from Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and Albania, Vlora Region. Four businesses from Vlora respectively: "Skura Olive Oil" Himare - Jorgo Skura, Amantia Olive Oil "Novosele - Naxhi Llanaj, Balaj - Vere Oshetime - Artan Balaj, ERZENI Kote - milk processing, had the opportunity to get acquainted with new technologies for improving their products and hold B2B meetings with businesses operating in the same sector in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria. Exchange of experiences, market information, information about products and equipment, marketing strategies, e-commerce experiences were the benefits of SMEs from this activity.
AULEDA – Local Economic Development Agency, Vlore in the framework of the project “Transnational Educational Network for young people - new technologies and entrepreneurial thinking in the tourism industry”, with acronym TRANS-EDU-NET, ref. number BMP1/1.3/2990/, MIS code 5017422, funded by ERDF under INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean Programme 2014-2020, will attend the Vlora Regional Job Fair that will be organized in Vlora on May 14th 2019 The Regional Job Fair is an event organized from the Ministry of Finance, National Employment Service, Regional Employment Directorate of Vlore. The aim of the event is to establish concrete relationships of cooperation and communication between supply and demand in the labor market to present the opportunities offered by the labor market in Vlora Region to find valid ways of filling vacancies. At this fair will be introduced some of the results of the government and of the social partners by presenting their vision and policies regarding the labor market developments, needs for skills, career development, etc., as well as the efforts being made for the re- integration of labor offices into the labor market.
Green Shipping, was the theme of today's meeting organized by Auleda - the Local Economic Development Agency and the Tirana Chamber of Commerce in the framework of the implementation of the SHIPmEnTT, Program Interreg Adrion and Econautinet. Representatives of public institutions, "Ismail Qemali" University, SME-s operating in the field of shipbuilding, civil society organizations, discussed about coordinated actions for capacity building of SME and intermediary organizations that provide services to them, in terms of using clean energy in their activity, innovation in the field of security, logistics improvements, use of production technologies, environmentally friendly ship repair, Intellectual Property and Access to Finance, reduction of CO2 emissions in the maritime straits. The SME-s present at the meeting identified problems in the legal framework on which SMEs operate in the maritime sector. Online and offline trainings, integrated services platform, study visits to see the best European practices are real opportunities offered by Auleda and the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Auleda participated in the Job Fair and Partners Meeting, which was organized by National Tourism Cluster “Bulgarian Guide”, in Sofia on 5th and 6th April 2019 under the project “Transnational Educational Network for young people - new technologies and entrepreneurial thinking in the tourism industry”, with acronym TRANS-EDU-NET, ref. number BMP1/1.3/2990/, MIS code 5017422, funded by ERDF under INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean Programme 2014-2020. The Job Fair named Travel Career was an event within the VI. Annual Edition of the national tourism exhibition – Travel Academy 2019. The aim of the event was to attract employers from the tourism industry which had the opportunity to present open job positions and to promote their business activities. During the Travel Academy 2019 participants were able to learn more about the new tourism trends, meet colleagues and partners, and to ask questions to professionals in the tourism industry from Bulgaria. The 4th partners meeting was held on 6th April 2019. The aim of the meeting was to outline the upcoming project activities and milestones. The elaboration of the training materials and courses were the key topic.
Auleda- Local Economic Development Agency in cooperation with RDA, Tirana, organized on March 26-27-28, a three-day “SE for CSOs” training session at the Hotel “NEW YORK” in Vlora. The training session was organized under the IDEA project, funded by the European Union, within the framework of the Greece-Albania 2014- 2020 Interreg Program. readmore
Auleda- Local Economic Development Agency in collaboration with RDA Tirana, started a three day training session “ SE-s for CSO-s”. The training session is developed under IDEA and INCLUST project, financed from Interreg Program Greece - Albania 2014-2020. 22 CSO-s that operate in social and cultural sector, selected after a public open call, will be trained and supported through a tutoring and mentoring scheme to prepare the business plans starting from their business ideas. The best business plans selected after a technical evaluation with published criteria will be supported from RDA grant scheme and national support scheme for Start Up-s.
Training visit at social enterprises and potential investors on Social Enterprises and Social Economy in Ioannina, Greece. Training Visit in Ioannina, within the framework of IDEA Project – Investment Development and Empowerment Action, organized on January 14-15, 2019, was focused on the identification of best practices and best financial mechanism to support SE-s and social businesses giving access to finance to the vulnerable groups and disadvantage people. readmore
Agro Tech Expo & Forum on March 15-16 Auleda - Local Economic Development Agency Vlore at the invitation of ACN - Albanian Consulting Network is part of Agro Tech Expo & Forum on March 15-16, 2019 - Expocity Albania. At this fair, Auleda- Local Economic Development Agency presented the services offered to SMEs in the Vlora Region. Participation in this fair has been made possible with the support of Risi Albania / Helvetas Program in the framework of the long-term support strategy for professional development and capacity building of the local Agribusiness and the FOCUS Project - Strengthening Competitiveness of Agribusiness SMEs through Clusters Nationwide "- MED Balkans programs. #FOCUS, FOCUS Project. Specific Information and Meetings were presented by ACN - Albanian Consulting Network and its members RDA, AZ Consulting, TMC, EQSC and Partners GRANT THORTON, ARS Legal & Financial for Local Agribusiness...