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A conference on the topic: "Is a European Regional Approach fruitfull when it comes to Developing Economy and Employment?"

12 October 2016

On the third day of the EAR–AER fact finding mission toAlbania, the board members were brought to Elbasan for a second conference of a mission on the topic: “Is a European Regional Approach fruitfull when it comes to Developing Economy and Employment? “ 

The conference was organized by CRLDS Albania and European Akademy of Regions in collaboration with University “Aleksander Xhuvani” of Elbasan.

Two presentations took place. The first one was at the Multimodal Center of the Aleksander Xhuvani university.

Presentations were done by Mrs. Luiza Hoxhaj, president of the Center for European Policy Studies on Regional and Local Development in Albania, by Mr. Nelu Neacsu; who presented the aims of EAR–AER and prof. Ionica Oncioiu, who presented the funding possibilities offered by the EU, through various programs such as IPA, the cross–border program and European for Citizen, Horison 2020 ect.

Prof Oncioiu insisted upon the opportunities offer in the pre–access stage to Albania as well as upon the strategy to introduce proposals in the framework of these programs.

In the attentive audience, were present representatives from University "Aleksander Xhuvani", of Elbasan, Faculty of economy and Faculty of Medicin, from the Regional Council of Elbasan, from the Tax Authority in Albania and Member, From Bord of Directors of CRLDS, From Economic Agency of Elbasan,  from Multimodal Center of University, from the board of directors of CRLDS and the team of EAR-AER.

The feedback on the conference was given by Mrs. Dean Imelda Sejdeni who emphasised that the principles of a regional approach were applicable in Albania and could contribute to a better development of the regional economy. She also emphasised that Elbasan university was eager to collaborate in project applications with EAR Brussels, with CRLDS and other country that partecipate in the academy, like Romania.