IFCD Project Proposal

Name of applicant
Adriapol Institute, Smart and Creative Development

Type of applicant
NGO

Amount requested in USD
97 128.00

Beneficiary Countries

Status

Submitted

Pre-selected

Non eligible

Final Score
Expert 1 Expert 2 Total
0 0 0
Funds Allocated in USD
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"Protect and promote the value of traditional handcraft and culinary art, resulting at risk, through innovative and creative industries at local level’’

Title of project: 
"Protect and promote the value of traditional handcraft and culinary art, resulting at risk, through innovative and creative industries at local level’’
Amount requested in US$: 
97128.00
Name of applicant: 
Adriapol Institute, Smart and Creative Development
Type of applicant: 
NGO
Country: 
Albania
Beneficiary country(ies): 
Date: 
15/4/2016
4.1 Length of the project: 
6/3/2017 to 28/2/2019
Short-term objectives of the project: 
1. Identify the potential folk arts such as culinary and handcraft exposed to extinction's risk 1.Create formal networks between government, communities and handcraft culinary clusters 2.To change artisan conception to enrich handcraft and culinary clusters 3. To stimulate entrepreneurial development and financial growth 4. Build capacity and enhance market skills, in order to foster expansion of tradition and folk arts 5.To explore the inter-relationship among culinary, craft, creative economy, tourism and economic development in the country
4.2 Brief summary of the project: 
This project develops policies for protecting cultural expressions at risks and promoting creative culture clusters at the local level in Albania, in order to improve cultural diversity traditions, employment and to develop local government platforms. It will promote the value of the traditional culinary and hand craft to young generation and will support innovative action point between all actors on critical issues related to cultural heritage. Cultural heritage will be promoted by combining innovation and technology tools with stakeholders’ awareness and capacity building initiatives. Creative clusters will be the project output which will bring together all local actors in the process of promoting the cultural values The project will be implemented in Korca & Shkodra, as these two cities are well known for their cultural background and tradition in crafts and local artisan products. The project will explore the inter-relationship among culinary, craft, creative economy, tourism and economic development in the country and will enrich Balkan and European heritage gallery in the target fields. The project will analyze culture potential for income generation (crafting, culinary, historical sites, tourism tracks, sporting and nature activities) and production of knowledge based goods and services (artisan materials, local government web pages, cultural guides on CD/Mp3 formats). Given that the project is seen as a pilot project of protecting cultural expressions and promoting cultural industry development in Albania, the data and the results achieved in these two regions will be presented in a case study.
Title: 
Mr
Long-term objectives of the project: 
1. Create an enabling environment to promote existing cultural traditions and industries through new cultural venue,achieved by : creating online platforms in the form of portals that at the end of the project will be property of the local government in Korca and Shkodra to promote cultural products and artifacts and artisans in both areas. The portals will be linked with an e-office that will be managed by the local authorities (Sector of Culture in the Local Government Offices). This will follow an inventory process and feasibility study, aiming at mapping and recording the local traditions potentials 2. Strengthen exiting handcraft and culinary traditions and industries and foster the emergence of new ones, through: • the production of the electronic guides; • the creation of a disciplinary for craft productions • fostering cooperation and network-building among all the areas’ stakeholders and other actors in the country and at the central level and • enhancing the capacities of local authorities and other stakeholders to manage properly the heritage resources possessed, promote cultural richness, offer professional services to the visitors, and attract local and foreign investments 3. Enhance the capacities of the young people in Korca and Shkodra in order to engage in cultural employment or create cultural products to be marketed. The trainings will offer them knowledge in the fields of culture industries, marketing, management, and project writing/management. The project takes upon the challenge of making youth groups and other community based employment providers, work together in a process of cooperating and coordinating efforts to develop inclusive cultural employment and practices at the local level. 4. Raising local community awareness and visibility about handicraft and culinary values with market oriented characteristics. Inhabitants will ‘learn’ how to appreciate what they have and how to use its sustain ability for their own benefit and for the other generations to come and to generate ideas and actions for their town by making use of the culture and traditions they have. All the population groups are expected to be involved in the production and promotion of the tradition values and products. Furthermore politicians and other prominent members of the Albanian elites originating from these two towns will be called upon to promote the cultural values 5. Prepare a case-study report identifying the experience gained from the piloting of the concept of 360 culture degrees as a cultural policy guide for other regions and cities in Albania and the Southeast European region.
Family name: 
Domi
Full Name of the representative of the applicant as Signature: 
Jorgest Kovaci
Given name: 
Venera
Family name: 
Kovaci
4.3 Local context and complementarity of the project with other regional, national and local policies/ measures/ programmes/ projects: 
Albania possesses a great potential of cultural richness and offers attractions of great cultural and historical values. Two regions have been selected to pilot the project. One in Northwest Albania, Shkodra, and the other in Southeast Albania, Korca. Both regions are very diverse in their culture, customs and economic levels and have faced difficulties in terms of preservation of cultural expressions, employment creation and cultural understanding. In this project proposal we promote the protection of cultural expressions at risk and innovative cultural industry output at the local level by bringing together technological development and tradition. The project areas are very rich in cultural and historical heritage (Korca is a blend of cultures and is located near the border with Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), yet under exploited (Shkodra, placed in margins of Shkodra lake and near the border with Montenegro). So far little has been done to promote employment in these two areas by focusing in the cultural and heritage elements that both of these areas have to offer. The project will also develop local government platforms with information regarding historic and touristic sites in both towns. The web pages will have information about traditional goods and foods produced in these areas, artfacts and clothes that are produced for international visitors. Handcraft had a fundamental importance in the development of Shkodra. It has been present in the region since the kingdom of Illyria. The offer of Shkodra products is very interesting as regards varieties of products (carpet, clothes, filigree, wrought iron, wood products) either in the terms of quality, the originality and the characteristics of each production. Masters of this town with their talent of gold and silver works, jewellery and souvenirs, have been amazed the foreigners who visited the region. Besides for the ethno-cultural traditions, Korca region is also known for specificities of the culinary art. Traditional dishes like Koran fish, Korca meatballs and two-foil pie makes this region undoubtedly one of the most attractive of all the country. Maintaining and promoting these traditions, very important for Albanian culture. This project, among the others, has objectives such as: the transformation of informal production activities to craft enterprises with high added value (employment, social inclusion, and increasing household income); the awareness for local participation in the project for the evaluation of the territory; creating a disciplinary for craft productions; establishing rules for the best promotion of craft products.
The Albania National Strategy for Preservation of Cultural Heritage has as main subjects: awareness campaign and capacity building related to culture heritage preservation an inclusive strategy and intensive collaboration with all actors at national and local level especially with NGO focused on cultural aspects. Cross border project implemented in the framework of IPA funds for heritage Based on the National Strategy for Development and Integration (Adoption of acquis communautaire )the legal institution framework will be adopted to allow the Albanian market to integrate with the internal Project titles Cross Itineraries For Tourism System Empowerment and economic development - Shkodra Lake START-W ( Support to activate rural tourism potential of women) MONTEAL - Investing to sustainable human and local economic development through participatory tourism management in cross-border area of Kelmend, Shkrel, Andrijevice,
Position: 
Secretary General of the Albanian National Commission for UNESCO
Given name: 
Jorgest
Position: 
Executive Director
Address: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Blvd No.6
Address: 
Ymer Kurti str, Olimpia Center
Town: 
Tirana
Promotion of gender equality: 
Yes
Postcode: 
Town: 
Tirana
Please explain: 
1.Gender equality will be promoted by providing capacity building activities for women and girls such as product quality and design, improvement in business skills business management such as costing and marketing ICT, market orientation at the individual and NGO level. 2.Identifying areas of good practice and obstacles to handcraft and culinary promotion and income generation. 3. Develop organizational structures , platforms which stimulate women empowerment in those region. 4.Create a pool of artisan women as a synergy group for women start up initiatives all over the Albania, based on folk arts and and priorities 5.Advocacy efforts at regional at national levels The project focus to promote handcraft and culinary tradition is automatically a gender oriented project with impact to woman development promotion, capacity building skills and will satisfy women aspiration for more independence. The project will bridge the gap between women domestic handcraft and marketing which need business and entrepreneurship skills. The research and study carryout to know the potentialities for handcraft and culinary will be concentrated in women. The project will emphasize women participation and economic growth
Please indicate other contextual information that the IFCD Panel of Experts should take into consideration when evaluating the pre-selected project proposal.: 
No Albanian project has been selected by the IFCD Panel of Experts, though high level projects have been presented in the last 4 years.
Country: 
Albania
Empowerment of youth: 
Yes
Telephone: 
+355 4 2 364 090 ext. 202
Telephone: 
00355698130211
Please explain: 
The proposal demonstrate that youth are integral part of cultural heritage preservation and promotion. From this point of view the youth are engaged to be very active in the project in terms of service providers and beneficiaries.The students of Marin Barleti University will be coached and involved to carry out the field research with two main objectives: 1. To strength their capacity in research field, to give them opportunity to better explore the element of Cultural Heritage in order to provide a sense of identity, belonging, pride in the function of social cohesion, creativity and innovation. 2. Having improved knowledge and skills and discovering new aspects of cultural heritage may be a potential source for creative idea in the future regarding entrepreneurship and promotion initiatives 3. On the other hand, to involve youth in target area is a significant approach to advance promotion and development of culture elements, in the function of tourism development cross border cooperation and local capacity development to prevent youth migration
Email: 
development@adriapol.al
Promotion of South-South/North-South-South cooperation: 
Yes
Please explain: 
The project will aim to expand the collaboration practise and experience exchange at regional international level and also with Europian countries in terms of Cultural Diversity
What elements demonstrate the applicant’s organizational capacity and competence to manage the project and implement the work plan?: 
The proposal seems very well structured and with a comfortable timetable. The mid-term review will help the applicant to adjust the implementation for phase two.
What are the main reasons for having pre-selected this project proposal, as compared to other proposals received by the National Commission for UNESCO?: 
Though a relatively new organisation, the project proposal seems indeed very consistent and addresses an important objective of the cultural sector in Albania, for both National Commission and Ministry of Culture.
Date of establishment of entity / organization: 
22/1/2014
Participation of various social groups in the areas of intervention of the IFCD: 
Yes
Name: 
Mrs.Esmeralda Hasani
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Project Manager. Responsible for the implementation of the foreseen activities and spending of the intended project budget. Responsible for the functioning and supervision of the project team.
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Mrs. Esmeralda Hasani, is a lecturer at Marin Barleti University. She is actively involved in research, education and innovation European projects, at national and international level, in collaboration with worldwide leading companies and universities.
Name: 
Mrs. Valbona Elmazi
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Financial Officer. responsible for the financial implementation of the foreseen activities, preparation of all the necessary financial documents for the report.
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Mrs. Valbona Elmazi , Responsible for Finance Office and Human Resources Management with 12 years of experience in the field.
Name: 
Mr. Ervis Martani
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Head of Team 1 for Field work and Culture research
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Dr. Ervis Martani, senior researcher and lecturer at Marin Barleti University. He is also engaged in various projects dealing with intercultural dialogue and human rights and issues related to them.
Name: 
Mrs. Enkelejda Hamzaj
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Culture and communication expert
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Mrs. Enkelejda Hamzaj is a lecturer at Marin Barleti University. She holds the title Master of Science in "Editor and Writing" in the profile "Literary and Cultural Journalism", from the University "La Sapienza". She's expert in cultural studies
Name: 
Mrs. Semiha Loca
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Head of Team 3 for Capacity Building and Training
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Prof. Loca is lecturer in different universities and expert in management, training and quality assessment of projects
Name: 
Mrs. Jonida Kellezi
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Head of Team 2 for Production of Web pages and Audio visual materials
Skills/background/qualifications: 
She holds a MA in Marketing Advertising and PR and BA in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration from the University of Sheffield. She's engaged in different project as marketing adviser specialist
Name: 
Mrs. Albina Shehu
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Project manager assistant. esponsible for the administrative requirements for the successful implementation of the project and writing of the descriptive and analytical report
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Msc Management and supervision of education Institution. Field of expertise : Research , Project Proposal Writing,Project Management.
Name: 
Mr. Erlis Hasa
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Key expert in ICT and e-marketing
Skills/background/qualifications: 
He has worked as a Radio Frequency Planning and Optimization Engineer at ‘Seven Consulting ltd’ in Tirana and currently is the Header of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) at the ‘Adriapol Institute’ in Tirana, Albania.
Name: 
Mr. Jorgest Kovaci
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Culture Innovation training
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Mr. Kovaci is the Executive Director of Adriapol Institute. He has a long teaching experience in universities and he's field of expertise includes business innovation, management and enterprises development
Name: 
Mrs. Elma Rizaj
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Project coordinator and communication. responsible for project logistics, coordination and communication with the involved partners and experts. As Project Coordinator, she will be responsible for keeping all the experts and partners in communication
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Mrs Rizaj is expert cultural communication strategies. She has been involved in different projects and has a long experience in communication strategies in field of cultural activities and initiatives
Name: 
Mrs. Jonida Lamaj
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Youth activism and volunteer
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Name: 
Mr. Amir Esmaeilakhtar
Responsibility in the activities of the project: 
Multimedia Expert
Skills/background/qualifications: 
Place of establishment of entity/organization: 
Tirana, Albania
What types of procedures have been foreseen by the applicant institution/organization to ensure financial accountability?: 
The applicant has foreseen a mid-term evaluation (for the first 6 months of the implementation) completed with a mid-term narrative and financial report to be produced.
Please explain: 
In the frame work of social inclusion and providing opportunity to minorities group to benefit in education context, Marin Barleti University has offered opportunity to Roma community student to follow graduate studies based on scholarship. Those students will be involved in the projects activities delivery, and on the other hand young people from roma community, vulnerable groups, to benefit socially and economically. Vulnerable groups involvement in the project will serve as awareness campaign to local government to integrate their problems at the heart of their agenda
Main mission of applicant: 
The Institute aims at providing guarantees for the vertical integration among the various levels of governance, and the stakeholders involved in the territorial governance (local, regional, national, private sector, civil society, etc.) as well as for horizontal integration among various sectors of public activity.
Result: 
RESULT 1
Description: 
Create an environment for culture promotion and employment improvement A data base on the potential crafts, culinary and other forms of cultural heritage provided Access to resources enabled The essential element of marketing development promoted A sensitive approach to better design especially for handcraft Identify possibility for growing international and national interest in handicraft and culinary products Identify barriers and intervention strategies for market entry Need for capacity building assessed and the intervention area designed
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 1.1
Description: 
1. Project start-up, Feasibility study and mapping and launching activities in Korca and Shkodra (Team 1 – field study). Official meetings, introduction of the project in both sites, Korca and Shkodra. Discussion of draft agreements with local government. Launch of calls for application (graduate and undergraduate) and for scholars to identity the cultural elements of Korca and Shkodra. Identification of small businesses and household economic networks in both towns. The feasibility study will identify: • Objects/places of culture and religion • Culinary traditions and specialities • Crafting and cultural businesses of the area • Main stakeholders - existing cultural and business operators • Cultural employability potential A mapping and inventory of all the richness possessed will be performed. The comprehensive local cultural guide will be available both online (as an interactive webpage) and as CDs and MP3s, which the visitors may use while they travel or walk through the area. The rationale behind this activity is that ‘international visitors in Albania lack information availability’. The activities will take place in the project area. The feasibility study will be handed over to the local authorities for further use. The students will be trained one day to gather the information from the local inhabitants. Key expert will hold interviews with local key people. The launching event will be organised twice and will take place in Korca and Shkodra by May. The event will gather the stakeholders identified during the feasibility study with the aim to present the objectives of the project, the main findings of the feasibility study, as well as discuss and share ideas on the best approaches to the promotion of the cultural and richness of the areas and youth employability.
Implementation Schedule: 
6/3/2017 to 31/10/2017
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
Number of women and girls as an integral part of the feasibility study Recommendation and strategies incorporated into the feasibility study to address women concern Number of women entrepreneurs in handcraft and culinary identified in the study Numbers of women from vulnerable and minorities included
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
The interviews and questionnaires distributed Feasibility Study Report Data base for entrepreneurial initiatives provided by local authorities Recommendation and findings of the survey shared via web-sites discussion round
Location(s): 
Shkoder, Korce
Direct Beneficiaries: 
Artisans in hand craft and culinary sectors, youth, vulnerable people, minorities
Indirect Beneficaries: 
Local communities , local authorities, central government,ministry of culture , institution for preservation of culture heritage, local business, NGO
Result: 
RESULT 2
Description: 
Networking of local stakeholders established and enhanced effective communication of stakeholders The main stakeholders' awareness is raised according to culinary and handcraft promotion strategy An inclusive good practice is established to be shared and enriched at national and regional level A clear picture is created for decision -makers, institutions at central and local level to compile strategies for culture promotion and preservation
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 2.1
Description: 
Preparation of two - 360° culture degree elements including web based platforms, guides and promotion materials, and documentaries (Team 2 - production team). The main activity of the project is the preparation of two web based platforms for the local government in Korca and Shkodra and the production of the guides, which will provide detailed information on the cultural traditions and historical heritage of the towns. Information gathered during the first phases of the project will be used while the production team will shoot, record and make use of other electronic tools to create 360 degrees of culture for each town. The marketing and culture experts will closely cooperate to make fully detailed and representative/attractive guides that will be available in e-formats. Furthermore, two documentaries on the area will be produced and edited to be available on-line on the web pages and in the materials for the CDs and MP3s in an audio format. The e-culture offices will also be created for both towns.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/11/2017 to 28/2/2018
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
Number of artisan start up entrepreneurial initiatives disaggregated by gender Number of youth who have access to the web sites and initiate promotional activities at schools, disaggregated by gender Numbers of fair and other promotion activities organized in the target area from artisans(male and female) Numbers of youth initiatives to promote culture elements organized in schools and community centers Number of persons employed especially after the first year of implementation, based on official statistics from labour offices
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
On line forums and e-offices for culture promotion Web sites to promote as art expression traditional handicrafts and culinary art (target: operators of the cultural/tourist sector). A handbook addressed to a large public to present each target area participating in the project Statistics, reports
Location(s): 
Korce, Shkoder
Direct Beneficiaries: 
Women, Girls, vulnerable groups, men, business, youth, local authorities, NGO
Indirect Beneficaries: 
Community, local government
Result: 
RESULT 3
Description: 
Clear overview of : project objective achievement and indicators How do the piloting area fulfill the mission to develop a comprehensive approach to promotion and preservation of folk arts The main findings and recommendations from the first implementation phase Provide an analysis of the problem identifications which serves as a start up for the project and the ways the problem will be overcome Knowledge on the target population increased Short term changes changes spin-offs are visible
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 3.1
Description: 
Midterm Evaluation Report. The project team will evaluate the progress of the project for the first 6 months. A mid-term narrative and financial report will be produced.
Implementation Schedule: 
1/3/2018 to 30/3/2018
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
A gender sensitive approach used at all activity levels
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
The datas' report disaggregated by gender and the report document provided.
Location(s): 
Shkoder, Korce
Direct Beneficiaries: 
Institutions, Government, Local authorities, Ministries, Donors organizations.
Indirect Beneficaries: 
Community
Result: 
RESULT 4
Description: 
Enhanced capacities of different stakeholders Enhanced capacities of the young people Enhanced capacity of artisan women Enhanced capacity of minorities and vulnerable groups Improved business initiatives Better knowledge on driving forces of cultural heritage New work places created
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 4.1
Description: 
Enhancing the capacities of the local stakeholders and youth ( Team 3 - capacity building and training team) Capacity Building activities and skills improvement activities consist in: ICT Training Improved marketing Improved quality design How to create network Advocacy and Lobbying How to start a business Legal context of enterpreneurship
Implementation Schedule: 
2/4/2018 to 31/8/2018
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
Number of female (women, girls) participate in ICT , enter pre nu reship, marketing,quality improvement and quality control Number of business plans, product design, and networking with other firms or subsectors, dis aggregated by gender. Annual sales of handicrafts and culinary after the first year of project implementation, dis aggregated by gender of producers. Number of young people trained Number of artisans trained Number of minorities and vulnerable groups trained Number of clusters developed that present culinary and handcraft tendencies Number of businesses started the registration process
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
Training module, Training participants hand out, Training evaluation format
Location(s): 
Korce, Shkoder
Direct Beneficiaries: 
Women and men fond of handcraft and culinary, young girls, vulnerable people, youth, local authorities representatives, local business
Indirect Beneficaries: 
Community
Result: 
RESULT 5
Description: 
Main actors and decision makers informed on policy and strategy issues addressed by the project findings document Creative models to foster cultural heritage preservation, tourism development and economic growth Provided A dialogue among stakeholders about the topics fostered The information shared at national regional and international levels
Planned activity: 
Activity: 
ACTIVITY 5.1
Description: 
Communication and dissemination activities, Conferences, Tv Discussions,High Level Conferences policy papers, hand book and final report. The aim of this activity is to inform all the stakeholders and community on the outputs and results of the project, as well as raise the awareness of the stakeholders and the community on the richness possessed and the ways to promote them, with the final aim to enhance the potential for youth employment.
Implementation Schedule: 
3/9/2018 to 28/2/2019
What indicator(s) disaggregated by gender are to be used to measure the achievement of the expected result? : 
The activities provide a clear picture of gender approached being part of the project implementation and strategies. The experiences will be shared by a big number of women and girl to benefit in terms of project
What are the means of verification of this indicator(s)? : 
Videos, Presentation handbook
Location(s): 
All over Albania
Direct Beneficiaries: 
Artisans, Institutions, Donors organization, Central and local govenment tourism sectors regional collaborator
Indirect Beneficaries: 
Community
Main activities of applicant: 
The Institute offers open-ended activities and services for everyone or any subject interested on issues for the integrated and sustainable regional and European economic development, governance, urbanization, environment, life, education and industry. Its daily activity is lead by creativity, prosperity, entrepreneurship and integrity and it focuses on ten fields or sectors which concern the life of everyone, such as: CREATIVE DIVISION 1. Creative City: Art and City 2. Creative Community: Creativity & Social Capital 3. Creative Education: TVET, youth occupations 4. Creative Industry: Technology and entrepreneurship 5. Creative Management: Leadership and governance in public and private sector SMART DIVISION 6. Smart Governance: Participation and empowerment 7. Smart Urbanization: Construction and infrastructure 8. Smart Economy: Sustainability and renewable resources 9. Smart living: quality of life and culture 10. Smart individual: Scientific research and innovative
Party to the 2005 Convention from developing countries: 
Yes
Sustainability: 

Sustainability in projects should be considered in relation to ongoing results, effects and outcomes of the project. Sustainability is about:

  1. Building relationships on an on-going basis – through communication, building trust, reciprocity and showing commitment;
  2. Developing diverse funding sources – including grants, fees for services, volunteers, donations, active fundraising campaigns, etc.;
  3. Being flexible – capacity to accommodate change by incorporating on-going evaluation into project evaluation.
National Commission Review Form: 
Yes
What measures/steps will you put in place to ensure that your project long-term objectives can be met? : 
Culture diversity is gaining more and more terrain in the era of globalization, where cultures meet with each other. There will always be room for projects and intervention in this regard. This project encounters a considerable number of ‘ways’ paved in this regard, such as: • Open source: the guides prepared in the frame of this project will be pilot guides that will serve as a very good starting point for other guides (possibly a unified national guide) and test how it works and what can be done in the future, aiming at contributing to local cultural entrepreneurship and economy for a long-term self-sustainable (inter)cultural tourism in other underdeveloped Albanian areas. • The trainings, comprehensive study, and promotion of local (inter)cultural industries, will enhance local ownership thus provide action’s continuity and sustainability in the cultural tourism sector. The project itself encourages and brings public and non-public actors to cooperate, to merge synergies and to innovatively further develop cultural industries and local economy, ensuring the long-term self-sustainability of the culture sector. • The pool of experts and young people who will be empowered to prepare guides and implement and manage investment projects will constitute a capital for future projects and initiatives. • ADRIAPOL INSTITUTE will establish itself as the first cultural diversity research institute, considering culture as the forth branch of sustainable development. It will continue its work in influencing policies and policy-makers with regards to culture and youth employment in new industries, as one of the main Institute objectives. The Institute will also continue its work for a complete establishment of the cultural signalling of the areas. • The university cooperation is very important. MBU involvement, which will also sponsor part of the funding for this project, is not about educating students only; universities should prepare students for a competitive labour market. • The deals with the companies for selling the CDs and the MP3s, is very important, as this will generate revenues for the local authorities who will have the ownership and copyright. • In the long-term, the project will have an impact on the competitiveness of the area, as this is also one of the main objectives of the regional cooperation policy of the EU, where Albania is participating since 1992, in the framework of cross-border cooperation programs.
Signature of National Commission: 
Yes
What are the main current needs and priorities in your country in terms of cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
- improving the safeguarding and management of cultural heritage (movable and immovable; - tangible and intangible); - enhancing creativity and the diversity of cultural expressions (creating and enabling environment for cultural and creative industries); - improving access to culture, balance, and respect for cultural diversity); - reinforcing arts and cultural education (mainstreaming arts and culture within educational curricula, and improving related tools and programmes).
What measures/steps will you take to follow up with the beneficiaries of the project after its completion?: 
In order to contribute to the achievement of this objective, after the project's completion, Adriapol will monitor the implementation of recommendations and mechanisms at the national and local levels and advocate their fast, efficient and appropriate application. Additionally, Adriapol will be engaged in fundraising activities in order to provide financial support for the innovative ideas emerged during the project, and will also provide advisory support through capacity-building working sessions, meetings and workshops on cultural diversity and sustainability of cultural innovation business. Through a variety of approaches (meetings, round tables, public discussions etc.) Adriapol will encourage the efficient, continuous and fast communication between all relevant beneficiaries.
How do the objectives of this pre-selected project proposal meet the current needs and priorities of the country in terms of cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
This project proposal aims at the second objective, namely "enhancing creativity and the diversity of cultural expressions (creating and enabling environment for cultural and creative industries), by promoting handicrafts and culinary arts.
Official documents status (with on English or French translation if necessary): 
Yes
To what extent do you expect this pre-selected project proposal to have an impact on the country’s cultural policies and/or cultural industries?: 
Both areas (Shkodra and Korça) where the project will be implemented are touristic destinations for both national and international tourists. the promotion of handicrafts and culinary arts, that has been renown in the pas in specifically this two areas, has somehow withered recently. the pre-selection committee believes that the project will enable the further development of those cultural industries, the revival of old traditions and creative ways of promotion of those heritages.
Total funding requested from the IFCD (not exceeding US$ 100,000): 
$97128.00
Total co/self-funding income: 
$29280.00
Total project cost: 
126408.00
Source: 
Source: 
A financial officer will monitor constantly the project implementation
9.1 Previous funding from the IFCD: 
9.2 Previous funding from UNESCO for similar or related projects (either from UNESCO Headquarters, a Field Office or an Institute) to implement project(s) similar to or related to the project that you are currently proposing: 
Are you currently applying for other UNESCO funds?: 
No
Please provide details: 
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change. : 
[x] Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[x] The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.
Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[x] Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[x] Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[x] Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.
Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organisational and individual levels.: 
[  ] National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[x] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[x] Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Please check the two boxes below:: 
Commit to respect the provisions of paragraph 25 of the Guidelines.
What elements demonstrate that the applicant institution/organization is a significant stakeholder in the culture sector (locally / nationally / internationally)?: 
The applicant has a wide collaboration in national level from the academia and civil society. The members selected to implement the project and its partners are serious and consistent, with national and international experience. The proposal presents a realistic grasp of the actual situation and offers a strong working plan.
Certify that all information contained in this application is truthful. I also certify that any documents provided in support of my application are authentic and accurate.
In the framework of the pre-selection process, please indicate the name of the representatives of the organizations/institutions (representatives of the Ministry of Culture and/or other Ministries responsible for the cultural industries, and members of civil society organizations specializing in the field of culture) who participated in the IFCD Pre-selection Panel to evaluate and pre-select the project proposals.: 
Name: 
Ms. Venera Domi
Organization/Institution: 
SG of National Commission for UNESCO
Name: 
Mr. Virgjil Muçi
Organization/Institution: 
Former SG of National Commission for UNESCO
Name: 
Mr. Sokol Gjoka
Organization/Institution: 
Director of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Name: 
Mrs. Zhulieta Harasani
Organization/Institution: 
Director General for Cultural heritage, Ministry of Culture
Name: 
Mrs. Arta Dollani, Director General of Institute of Monuments of Culture
Organization/Institution: 
Mrs. Diana Çuli, Writer, journalist and women right’s activist
Description: 
Statute of the organization
Category: 
Official Document proving your legal status
Language of Document: 
Other
Description: 
Excerpt of the statute in english
Category: 
Translation of Official Document in English/French
Language of Document: 
English

3.1 Please list all paid contractors, subcontractors, consultants and/or experts who will participate in the implementation of the activities proposed who are not employed by your institution/organization.

Contractor or partner: 
Outcome 1: A policy environment that promotes the diversity of cultural expressions is created through targeting structural change.: 
[  ] Expected Result 1.1 Cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation demonstrated;
[x] ER 1.2 The role of civil society in policy making and implementation strengthened;
[  ] ER 1.3 Processes and mechanisms of policy implementation and review strengthened.

3.2 Please list all non-paid partners involved in the project's implementation. Please indicate whether the partner is a public authority/institution, an NGO or a private company.

Outcome 2: The value and opportunities that the cultural and creative industries offer in the achievement of sustainable development are clearly demonstrated.: 
[x] ER 2.1 Innovation and new business models applied to cultural entrepreneurship;
[x] ER 2.2 Access to local, national or international markets for cultural goods improved;
[x] ER 2.3 Participation and collaboration in cultural and creative industries widened to previously excluded individuals and social groups.
Non-paid partner: 
Name: 
AIPA( Albania Institute for public Affair)
Type of Institution: 
NGO
Country: 
Albania
Role in project: 
Support partner
Name: 
YouthAct Center
Type of Institution: 
NGO
Country: 
Albania
Role in project: 
Support partner
Outcome 3: Contributions are made to sustainable capacity development in the cultural sector at institutional, organizational and individual levels.: 
[  ] ER 3.1 National and international networks and communities of practice facilitated, with a focus on North-South-South cooperation;
[x] ER 3.2 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain assessed and mapped;
[  ] ER 3.3 Capacity development needs relating to cultural value chain addressed at appropriate levels.
Project expected results and activities: 
Type of ExpenditureDescriptionRelated Activity/iesCost for Unit (USD)Unit (per day, per person, per item, ...)Number of UnitsTotal Cost (USD)Amount co/self funded (USD)Amount funded by IFCD (USD)
Salaries / fees
Project StaffProject ManagerAll the activities600per month2414,400.000.0014,400.00x
Project StaffProject AssistantAll the activities500per month2412,000.006,000.006,000.00x
Project StaffProject CoordinatorAll the activities500per month2412,000.000.0012,000.00x
Administrative/SupportFinance OfficerAll the activities400per month249,600.004,800.004,800.00x
OtherExternal ExpertACTIVITY 1.1200per day3600.000.00600.00x
OtherNational Expert for Activity ACTIVITY 1.1220per day2440.000.00440.00x
OtherNational Expert for ActivityACTIVITY 2.1220per day2440.000.00440.00x
OtherNational expert for ActivityACTIVITY 4.1220per day2440.000.00440.00x
OtherNational Expert on ActivityACTIVITY 5.1220per day2440.000.00440.00x
Project StaffICT ExpertACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 4.1, ACTIVITY 5.1700per month2416,800.007,200.009,600.00x
Subtotal67,160.0018,000.0049,160.00
% of the Grand Total53.13%61.48%50.61%
Travel and per diem
Land Transportationround tripACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 4.1, ACTIVITY 5.120per trip16320.000.00320.00x
Per diem for domestic missions/Tripsper diemsACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 4.1, ACTIVITY 5.133per day per person16528.000.00528.00x
Per diem for international missionsTravel to MATERA ITALYACTIVITY 1.1660per person/per trip21,320.000.001,320.00x
Subtotal2,168.000.002,168.00
% of the Grand Total1.72%0.00%2.23%
Equipment and supplies
Rent of vehicle(s)one carAll the activities300per month247,200.000.007,200.00x
Subtotal7,200.000.007,200.00
% of the Grand Total5.70%0.00%7.41%
Communication
Publications (editing, design, printing, etc.)Web designACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 5.13000per page26,000.003,000.003,000.00x
Publications (editing, design, printing, etc.)handbook, policy paper , final reportACTIVITY 5.110per item1001,000.000.001,000.00x
Publications (editing, design, printing, etc.)training materialsACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 4.110per item1001,000.000.001,000.00x
Promotional Activities / Events / Advertisements, etc.Conferences, advertisement, eventsACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 4.1, ACTIVITY 5.11000per item44,000.000.004,000.00x
OtherDocumentaryACTIVITY 2.13000per unit26,000.000.006,000.00x
Othere-culture platformACTIVITY 2.13000per item26,000.003,000.003,000.00x
OtherFinal ConferenceACTIVITY 5.16000per item16,000.000.006,000.00x
Subtotal30,000.006,000.0024,000.00
% of the Grand Total23.73%20.49%24.71%
Other costs and services
Rent of Conferences/ Seminar Roomsrent of conference roomsACTIVITY 1.1, ACTIVITY 2.1, ACTIVITY 4.1, ACTIVITY 5.1500per item42,000.002,000.000.00x
Studies/ Surveys/ Purchase of dataMapping studyACTIVITY 1.13000per item13,000.000.003,000.00x
Subtotal5,000.002,000.003,000.00
% of the Grand Total3.96%6.83%3.09%
Overhead
Rent of office spaceOffice rentAll the activities470per month2411,280.003,280.008,000.00x
Postage/Office Suppliesoffice materialsAll the activities150per month243,600.000.003,600.00x
Subtotal14,880.003,280.0011,600.00
% of the Grand Total11.77%11.20%11.94%
Grand Total126,408.0029,280.0097,128.00
Percentage of Grand Total23.16%76.84%
Subtitle: 
Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Full Name of the representative of the National Commission as Signature: 
Venera Domi, Secretary General of the Albanian National Commission for UNESCO
Submitted by the deadline: 
Yes
Application Form submitted either in English or French: 
Yes
Maximum amount requested is US$ 100,000 or below: 
Yes
Project implementation period is between 12 and 24 months: 
Yes
All sections of the Form are completed: 
Yes
Signature of applicant: 
Yes
The applicant does not have an ongoing IFCD funded project: 
Yes
Falls within the areas of intervention of IFCD: 
No
Reasons for non-eligibility: 
The proposed project focuses on the promotion of traditional culture and the development of tourism and therefore falls outside the relevant areas of intervention for the IFCD. In accordance with paragraph 7.1 of the Operational Guidelines for the IFCD, “Funds will be allocated for projects that: introduce and/or develop policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution, and access to a diversity of cultural goods, services and activities; and strengthen corresponding institutional infrastructure, including professional capacities and organizational structures, deemed necessary to support viable local and regional cultural industries and markets in developing countries”.