"Municipalities for Europe", two days of Info-Sessions on Horizon 2021-2027
For two days, the Project "Municipalities for Europe" has held information sessions with the staff of the European Integration Units, for the "Horizon Europe" programme, which is one of the first of the new EU programs that has opened new calls.
The first information / training session focused on the municipalities, where a presentation on these programs as well as the efforts that municipalities shoould put, in order to benefit as much as possible, was made by Mrs. Mirela Muça, General Director of the Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation (NACA).
Mr. Orlando Fusco, Program Manager for Good Governance at the EU Delegation to Albania, said that “we believe that these initiatives are necessary and definitely useful. Necessary because after the European Commission has approved the new generation of Union Programs for the budget period 2021-2027, Albanian institutions have expressed interest and are negotiating with the European Commission the country's participation in these programs. However, Mr. Fusco continued, “it should be noted that most of the Union's programs have now been merged, reorganized or reconfigured into larger programs; in some cases the areas of intervention have changed and Horizon Europe is one of them.
Therefore, this information session is very necessary, both to inform the municipalities about the new possibilities and modalities of the Horizon Europe program, as well as to provide them with the necessary information on how to apply successfully and how to disseminate the information within their communities”.
During the meeting, the colleagues of the European Integration Units, Adela Krajka from the Municipality of Tirana and Denisa Mamillo, from the Municipality of Përmet shared their successful experiences.