To ensure the effective implementation of the European Integration agenda, the Ministry for Europe for Foreign Affair (MEFA) has a crucial role in the EU integration process and negotiations, including coordination of various stakeholders, discussion and assurance of sustainable and harmonised approaches with a special focus in strengthening the cooperation with civil society.
The EU Delegation has implemented support to the CSO’s through several projects, some of which include a strong component of financial support to third parties, small and grassroots organisations. Under IPA II 2014-2020 the development of sustainable civil society organisations (CSO) and media freedom is supported through technical assistance (with focus on building the enabling environment and strengthening civil society capacities and engagement in policy dialogue and reform processes) and grants to CSOs.
The global objective of this project is to enhance cooperation with the CSOs and increase CSOs engagement on EU Integration process in Albania, through support to the MEFA and CFCU to properly manage and monitor EU funded grants to CSOs. The main beneficiaries are the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.