Destination

The DMO approaches tourism in a sustainable and sensitive manner given the unique local culture and biodiversity.
The DMO strategy project started off with a participatory process that involves all the tourism stakeholders...

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Marketing Solutions

Destination management organizations together with international marketing experts develop a Regional tourism marketing plan for Korca Region. DMO led the implementation process, provided marketing materials...

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Training

DMO has been working at local and regional level in Albania and is building the capacity of tourism service providers and responsible local and regional governments on the ground to deal with tourism.

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eTourism

eTourism revolutionizes all business processes, the entire value chain as well as the strategic relationships of tourism organizations with all their stakeholders. 

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Stakeholder mobilization

Stakeholder mobilization

During the implementation of bioprospect project.

Stakeholder mobilization was organised in the forestry in June 7,2018.
At least 40 people participated,representatives of institutions,businesses,community,schools,NGOs.The project was presented to the participants by Municipality.Forest Service Directory made their own presentation on the values of this protected area.Participants made different questions and suggestions


Festa e Birres (Beer Fest)

Festa e Birres (Beer Fest)

Organizata per Menaxhimin e Destinacionit ka bere marketingun e Festes se Birres e cila është eventi më i madh festiv në Shqipëri.

Mijera persona vizitojnë festën e birrës në 5 netët e organizimit të saj. 

Program muzikor i shkëlqyer me emrat më të njohura të muzikës shqiptare dhe jo vetëm

Pjesëmarrje e një game birrash vendase dhe të huaja

 

5 netë të zjarrta, 2 skena, muzikë, birrë, gatime tradicionale dhe shumë dashuri, ashtu sikurse vetëm një qytet si Korça di të falë

Festa e birrës në Korçë u themelua në vitin 2007, si një iniciativë e Bashkisë Korçë.

Festivali është nderuar me çmimin e Turizmit nga Ministria e Kulturës në vitin 2010, për shkak të influencës që pati në rritjen e numrit të turistëve në rajon.

Festa e birrës në Korçë, jo vetëm është një segment i rëndësishëm përsa i përket tërheqjes së vizitorëve në rajon,  por nga viti në vit ka promovuar dhe përforcuar imazhin turistik të rajonit.

Destination Management Organization has realised the marketing of "Beer Fest",which is one of the biggest events in Albania.

Thousands of people come to visit Beer Fest during its five nights.

Great musical program with the most known singers of Albania and not only.
A variety of local and foreign beers is also part of this event.


5 incredible nights,2 show scenes,music,beer,traditional dishes and a lot of love,as always given only in Korca.

Beer Fest in Korca was found for the first time in 2007 as an initiative of the Municipality of Korca.

Tourism Reward is given to this fest from the Ministry of Culture in 2010,as a result of the big influence this event had on increasing the number of turists in the region.

Beer Fest in Korca,is not only an important part compared to its attraction related to turists,but also a big promotion which has improved a lot the image of regional tourism.

 


Happy Train

Happy Train

Korca nje tjeter here eshte ne paranoje te zhvillimit turistik ne Shqiperi!
Duke nisur qe nga muaji Gusht,vizitoret e shumte do te kene mundesine te njihen me qytetin juglindor permes nje Treni Panoramik qe do te levize ne vendet me ikonike te Korces,si Pazari i Vjeter (TID Korca),zona pedonale (BID Korca),bulevardi Republika,etj.Projekti i titulluar "Happy Train",i mbeshtetur nga Fondacioni Shqiptaro-Amerikan per Zhvillim,eshte ideuar dhe vene ne jete nga shoqatat lokale BID Korca dhe Destination Organization Management Korce."Happy Train" do te ofroje per 20 persona audio guida elektonike shoqeruese ne gjuhet shqip,anglisht dhe greqisht.Shume shpejt do te shtohen dhe gjuhet italiane,frenge e gjermane,duke marre ne konsiderate profilin e turisteve qe vizitojne qytetitn.

Korca is once more in the forefront of tourism developement in Albania!
Starting from August,many visitors will have the opportunity to discover the southeastern city through a Panoramic Train that will stop to the most iconic places in Korca,such as the Old Bazaar (TID Korca),the pedestrian zone (BID Korca),Republic Boulevard,etc.The project called "Happy Train",supported the Albanian American Developement Foundation,has been designed and implemented by local BID Korca associations and the Destination Management Organization of Korca. "Happy Train" will provide to 20 visitors electronic audio guides in Albanian,English and Greek languages.Italian,French and German languages will be soon added,considering the profile of tourists visiting the city.


The agro-producers learn from the EU countries

The agro-producers learn from the EU countries

With the aim, transfer of experience and education for quality improvement of the fruits, the agro-producers from the regions Prespa and Korcha were part of a study visit in Slovakia and Hungary within the project “Innovative practices for environmental protection phase II” financed by the European Union.

The agro-producers from North Macedonia and Albania visited a regional association of agro-producers which provides education in Kosice, Slovakia where they had an opportunity trough practical and interactive presentation to learn new modern practices for cultivation of the trees and also transferring experiences and local traditions of the agro-producers.

In the Hungarian region Sabolch – Satmar – Bereg, the agro-producers visited a regional cooperative of agro-producers with more than 150 members focused on work with apples. The leaders of the cooperative welcomed the guests agro-producers and presented practices for protection of the trees and the apples, for correct usage of organic fertilizers, for keeping and storage of the apples, for successful placement on the local and European market, and how to organize a cooperative that will function successfully.

This study visit was very productive and educational for the agro-producers from the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Albania.


Visit of the project from the representatives from EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana

Visit of the project from the representatives from EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana

The representatives from the EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana on 1st of February 2019 had a field visit of the Automatic Agro meteorological stations in Korcha where they had the opportunity to discuss with the agro producers that are the direct users of the services in the project.

During the visit, the agro producers explained the system for informing that is directly connected with the information gathered from the Automatic Agro meteorological stations. They have stated their satisfaction from the servicers that they are using in terms of guidelines for usage of the pesticides for the protection of the orchards. The agro producers explained their need of the functional agro chemical laboratory that will offer services for soil analyzing and recommendation of the usage of the fertilizers.

On the meeting was discussed the process of the creation of the Association of the agro producers in the Korcha region that will enable them to address their needs and support them in the organized approach towards the institution and the market.

The agro producers stated they need for networking in the region, in particular with the agro producers in Prespa region that will be enabled through the establishment of the cooperation with the Association of agro producers “Blagoj A. Kotlarovski” in Resen.


Innovative PracticesIn Environmental Protection Phase II

Innovative PracticesIn Environmental Protection Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Conference

 

 

To mark the results achieved within the project “Innovative practices in environmental protection phase II” in Resen, 6th of November, a Final Conference was held. Farmers from the regions Prespa and Korcha, representatives from the organizations who implemented the project and representatives from both municipalities, the Mayor of the municipality of Resen Mr Zivko Gosarevski and the Deputy Mayor of the municipality of Korcha, Mr Thanas Tona, were part of this conference. It’s important that the municipalities supported and had positive comments about the results achieved in their municipalities with this project.
There was a panel discussion at the conference, about the effectiveness of the cross-border cooperation in environmental protection.
The impression of improved cooperation and communication of the orchards was evident. One of the results for the improvement of the environment was the procurement of Agrometeorological stations and the established information system, ie. the messages received by the farmers. An important result that was stated here was that the apple producers now spray 9 times less than before the implementation of the information system. Meaning that the previous 23 sprayings are decreased to 14 sprayings annually.
In the spirit of environmental protection, it was mentioned that the agrochemical laboratories and the soil analyzers were used, also information was shared that 295 analyzes have been made in this region, and this was already becoming a practice for the farmers. This allowed the farmers to determine what they need to feed the soil with, or what it lacked.
The new way of feeding the soil that was promoted with this project – fertigation, was assessed as very practical, ie. by using this machine through the drip system, they were saving time and primarily they were protecting the environment because the feeding of the soil was being made only when and where needed, not the whole surface.
Prespa and Korca agro producers, at the final conference also shared experiences about travelling around Europe. They shared a few examples of modern orchards visited in Slovakia and Hungary and the new information provided.
At the panel discussion, the Prespa and Korcha agro producers concluded that their cooperation continues with the intention of increasing production, environmental protection and in the future to compete on the European market.


Monitoring of the project by JTS – Joint Technical Secretariat Struga (Anntena)

Monitoring of the project by JTS – Joint Technical Secretariat Struga (Anntena)

On the 1st of November 2019, in the premises of the Center for Civic Initiative, the JTS – Joint Technical Secretariat Struga (Anntena) has made a monitoring visit. The purpose of the visit was monitoring of the activities implemented within the project “Innovative practices in environmental protection phase II”.
With the monitoring, the current situation in contrast to the original working plan of the project, as well as the project indicators and the logical framework were reviewed. There were also conversations about the promotion of the results of the project and the final event.


End of the project “Innovative practices for environmental protection phase II”

End of the project “Innovative practices for environmental protection phase II”

The project “Innovative practices for environmental protection phase II” has ended with its activities on the 14.11.2019. After two-year realization, the activities have left behind successful influence for protection of the environment, established cooperation between the regions Prespa in North Macedonia and Korcha in Albania and educated and motivated agro-producers and students to protect the environment and eat and produce healthy food.
Momentarily, the regions Prespa and Korcha are 100% covered with Agrometeorological stations and system of informing, i.e. sending messages to the agro-producers about the appropriate time to spray the fruits. These messages that are sent to the agro-producers have helped them to reduce the sprayings for 9 sprayings less than before the functional system of informing. Meaning that there are now 14 orchard sprayings from the previous 23 sprayings annually.
In the means of environmental protection, the agrochemical laboratories in both regions were equipped and soil analyzers for fieldwork were provided. The agro-producers accepted to analyze the soil before they start working on the land, giving them information about what they need to feed the soil with, or what it lacked. Within the realization of this project, 295 analyzes have been made, and this is already becoming a practice for the farmers.
The project is promoting new ways of soil feeding – fertigation, that was assessed as very practical and efficient. By using this machine through the irrigation – drip system, the agro-producers are saving time i.e. they are not wasting any time to feed the fruits, now all that is functioning with the system. Also, primarily they are protecting the environment because the soil feeding now is being made only when needed, only where needed and not the whole surface and with exactly what this particular soil lacks.
This project has brought the agro-producers with new practical experiences. 22 fruit producers from both regions have visited fruits rich regions throughout Europe transferring experience with professionals, and also meetings with fruit producers from these regions. The impressions and the newly acquired information are from the modern orchards visited in Slovakia and Hungary.
The youth were included in order to make the environmental protection a part of their everyday practices. The children involved in the project have built eco gardens, in which they organized a system of their own healthy food production. They also had their own eco patrols for environmental protection and attended at a series of lectures on environmental protection. What was especially interesting for the students were the organized Eco quizzes. Teams of 3 students competed with each other in each of the schools. And the winners took part in a joint Eco Quiz held at the Goce Delchev elementary school in Resen.
More than 30,000 citizens across the cross-border area benefited from the project activities designed to improve the environment, reducing the use of fertilizers that are considered one of the main factors for pollution. In addition to the project participants, at least 200 farmers working around the Prespa Lake basin and the Korcha region were directly covered by the project activities in the sector of sustainable agriculture.


Parandalimi i përmbytjes për mbrojtjen e mjedisit

Parandalimi i përmbytjes për mbrojtjen e mjedisit

Titulli i projektit: Parandalimi i përmbytjes për mbrojtjen e mjedisit

Lloji i kontrates /Kategori: Kontrata e Grantit 

Komponent IPA / (kombëtar ose rajonal)Viti i programimit: 

IPA 2, bashkepunim ndërkufitar: Republika e Maqedonisë së Veriut – Republika e Shqipërisë, 2016-2017

Aplikuesi kryesor dhe bashkë-aplikantët: Qendra për Nismë Qytetare (CCI)

Organizata per Menaxhimin e Destinacionit  (DMO)

Bashkia  Mogila

Bashkia  Maliq 

Konteksti:

Do te veprohet në rajonin ndërkufitar që synon rajonin Pelagonija dhe rajonin e Korca, në veçanti Bashkia Mogila dhe Bashkine e Maliqit, që kanë ndikim ndërkufitar në infrastrukturën publike të prekshme nga përmbytjet. Të dy vendet, dhe veçanërisht rajonet e Pelagonisë dhe Korçës janë të ekspozuar ndaj llojeve të ndryshme të rreziqeve natyrore, duke përfshirë tërmetet, zjarret, përmbytjet, thatësirat, temperaturat ekstreme, rrëshqitjet e dheut. Tërmetet paraqesin rrezik më të madh për sa i përket pasojave – dëmtimeve dhe humbjeve njerëzore. Zjarret e zjarrit janë një rrezik më i shpeshtë, dhe përmbytjet janë në rritje në drejtim të frekuencës dhe intensitetit.

Numri dhe intensiteti i përmbytjeve në vendet / rajonet janë në rritje. Periudha e zakonshme e tyre është në pjesën më të ftohtë të vitit (nëntor – janar). Shumica e përmbytjeve janë shkaktuar nga përmbytja e lumenjve kryesorë.

Vendet e synuara pellgjet e lumenjve po përballen me rritje të ndryshueshmërisë hapësinore dhe kohore të burimeve ujore, e cila është ndër faktorët kryesorë natyrorë që rrisin rrezikun e përmbytjes, përveç karakteristikave topografike dhe tokës, dhe një rrjet hidro grafik relativisht të dendur në rajonet më të prekura. Për më tepër, ndryshimet në strukturën e përdorimit të tokës / mbulesës së tokës po modifikojnë më tej regjimet hidrologjike, duke rritur rrezikun e ngjarjeve ekstreme hidrologjike.

Për më tepër, autoritetet lokale si partnerë të veprimit  do të mundësojnë pronësinë lokale, pasi ata do të marrin pjesë në zhvillimin e masave për zbutjen e përmbytjeve dhe mirëmbajtjen e mëtejshme të infrastrukturës së zhvilluar pas përfundimit të projektit.

Abstract (permbledhje e shkurter e projektit): 

Aktivitetet në projekt janë zhvilluar për të drejtuar  të gjitha nevojat dhe kufizimet e grupeve të synuara, fillimisht procesi i përmirësimit të infrastrukturës publike do të adresoje nevojën e autoriteteve lokale për të zbatuar përgjegjësitë e tyre për ndërtimin dhe mirëmbajtjen e sekondare dhe Rrjetet e ujitjes dhe kullimit terciar. Në të njëjtën kohë përmes zhvillimit të platformës dixhitale, autoritetet lokale dhe të gjithë palët e interesuara do të përmirësojnë sistemin e paralajmërimit të hershëm duke bërë të mundur mbrojtjen në kohë nga përmbytjet ose fatkeqësitë e tjera natyrore.

Sistemet për mbrojtjen e tokave bujqësore dhe jetesës do të mbështeten nga zhvillimi i masave të përbashkëta të administrimit të rrezikut që kanë ndikim në të gjithë banorët e zonës, ku të gjitha grupet e synuara do të përfshihen në zhvillimin e masave të përbashkëta të administrimit të rrezikut. Me rritjen e ndërgjegjësimit të agro prodhuesve për menaxhimin e përmbytjeve do të kemi ndikim në popullsinë e përgjithshme në zonat e synuara dhe në veçanti 12000 agro prodhuesit do të arrihen drejtpërdrejt nga aktivitetet e ngritjes së vetëdijes duke dhënë njohuri specifike për popullatën dhe agro prodhuesit për përfshirja në zbatimin e masave të mbrojtjes dhe parandalimit.

Final beneficiary: 70 000 popullsia e përgjithshme e Bashkise  Mogila dhe Maliq

Vendet e veprimit:Bashkia  Mogila dhe Bashkia  Maliq

Objektivat:<Objektivat e përgjithshme>te  forcojnë rezistencën dhe përgatitjen e rrezikut nga katastrofat dhe parandalimin e përmbytjeve për mbrojtjen e mjedisit

<Objektivat specifike>

  1. Përmirësimi i infrastrukturës publike të prekshme nga përmbytjet për të siguruar mbrojtjen e tokave bujqësore dhe jetesës
  2. Autoritetet lokale të afta për të forcuar aftësinë pjesëmarrëse dhe aftësitë e rezistencës në ndërtimin e bashkëpunimit ndërkufitar për parandalimin dhe zbutjen e përmbytjeve

Të rritet ndërgjegjësimi i agro-prodhuesve për rëndësinë e menaxhimit të përmbytjeve në mbrojtjen e mjedisit, tokave bujqësore dhe jetesës

Aktivitetet: Koordinimi, menaxhimi dhe dukshmëria

Takimet e koordinimit, faqja e interneti, nisja dhe mbyllja e konferencës

Infrastruktura Publike

1.1. Ndërtimi i kanaleve kullues në Bashkine e Mogila dhe Bashkine e Maliq

1.2. Krijimi i një platforme dixhitale për paralajmërimin e hershëm të përmbytjeve

Bashkëpunim ndërkufitar për mbrojtjen dhe menaxhimin e përmbytjeve

2.1. Përgatitja e planeve lokale të veprimit për menaxhimin e rreziqeve dhe mbrojtjen dhe menaxhimin e përmbytjeve

2.2. Forcimi i kapaciteteve të sektorëve të menaxhimit të përmbytjeve në drejtim të bashkëpunimit, planifikimit dhe menaxhimit të masave për zbutjen e përmbytjeve

2.3. Vendosja e partneritetit ndërkufitar për shkëmbimin e përvojave dhe zhvillimin e masave të përbashkëta të administrimit të rrezikut

Rritja e vetëdijes së agro prodhuesve për menaxhimin e përmbytjeve

1.1. Trajnime të specializuara për menaxhimin e përmbytjeve për agro prodhuesit

1.2. Forumet e komunitetit për përfshirjen në parandalimin dhe menaxhimin e përmbytjes

1.3. Shkëmbimi i përvojave mes të agro prodhimeve nga të dy bashkite.

Ndikimi/Objektivat/Rezultati: Ndikimi: Forconi rezistencën dhe përgatitjen e rrezikut nga katastrofat dhe parandalimin e përmbytjeve për mbrojtjen e mjedisit

  1. I) Procesi i përmirësimit të infrastrukturës publike për të siguruar mbrojtjen e tokave bujqësore dhe jetesën ku do të kemi ndikim në 252,2 km2 në bashkinë Mogila duke synuar 6710 banorë dhe 656.34 km2 në bashkine Maliq duke synuar 62666 banorë. Do të kemi si rezultat (R1) Infrastruktura publike e prekshme nga përmbytjet do te jete e përmirësuar për të siguruar mbrojtjen e tokave bujqësore dhe jetesës ku sipërfaqja totale bujqësore e mbrojtur nga përmbytjet – 50000 ha dhe 12000 e prodhuesve agro të gatshëm për të përdorur platformën dixhitale për paralajmërim të hershëm për përmbytjet. Kjo do të prodhojë rezultatet e mëposhtme: ndërtimi i kanaleve kullues në të dy komunat në gjatësi prej 6 km, dhe zhvillimi i 2 platformave digjitale për paralajmërimin e hershëm të përmbytjeve dhe ndryshimeve të motit.

II)Sistemet për mbrojtjen e tokave bujqësore dhe jetesës do të mbështeten nga zhvillimi i masave të përbashkëta të administrimit të rrezikut që kanë ndikim në të gjithë banorët e zonës me rezultatin (R2): Autoritetet lokale kanë zhvilluar masa të përbashkëta të administrimit të rrezikut për mbrojtje të përmbytjeve në rajon që kanë këto rezultate: 2 plane lokale veprimi të zhvilluara dhe operacionalizuara dhe 1 plan i përbashkët i menaxhimit të rrezikut në zonën ndërkufitare të përfshirë në rutinën e organeve përkatëse.

III)Me rritjen e ndërgjegjësimit të agro prodhuesve për menaxhimin e përmbytjeve do të kemi ndikim në numrin e përgjithshëm të popullsisë në zonat e synuara dhe në veçanti 12000 agro prodhuesit do të arrihen drejtpërdrejt nga aktivitetet e ngritjes së vetëdijes që kanë si rezultat: R3 – Agro prodhuesit janë të vetëdijshëm dhe të gatshëm për t’u përfshirë në sistemin e menaxhimit dhe mbrojtjes nga përmbytja. Do të prodhohen rezultatet e mëposhtme: 2 trajnime të specializuara për agro prodhuesit për menaxhimin e përmbytjeve, 6 forume të komunitetit për përfshirjen e komunitetit në parandalimin dhe menaxhimin e përmbytjes, 2 vizita shkëmbimi midis agro prodhuesve në rajonin ndërkufitar të organizuar.

Fakte & Te dhena: Faktet dhe te dhenat kryesore lidhur me projektin:

  • Kohezgjatja e projektit: 24 muaj
  • Data e fillimit te projektit: 15.11.2019
  • Data e perfundimit te projektit: 14.11.2021

Shenimet e fundit te rendesishme: Përfshini në fund të faqes deklaratën

Për më shumë informacion:ndjekur  nga një adresë e përshtatshme në internet dhe detaje të kontaktit

Buxheti total: 590,213.00 €


Destination Strategy & Planning

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Marketing Strategy development

Korca Region naturally is the competitive positioning that forms the foundation of the Korca Region marketing strategy.

Our job entailed a detailed analysis and evaluation of the current marketing strategy, market based representatives and source markets.

Based on this a market growth strategy was formulated including positioning, target markets, marketing and a phased implementation strategy with budgets and time frames.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Market Research and product development

Korca Region has identified tourism as vehicle for prosperity for the community and wants to strengthen cooperation between all stakeholders.

A thorough analysis was conducted of tourism trends in Korca Region supplemented by comprehensive surveys of national and international tourists and interviews with tour operators.

The research highlighted the potential and challenges facing tourism growth in Korca Region and focused on the needs of three main identified tourism markets: Domestic Market, European Market and Albanian-American Market.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Visitor Survey for Tourism Satellite Account in Albania

Coordination of visitor surveys in 6 pilot Regions: data collection and entry, for sustainability of Tourism Satellite account in Albania

The TSA provides an aggregate estimate of the contribution of tourism to the national economy.

DMO contributed to build sustainability of Albanian structures in relation to tourism data collection, through collecting tourism data that are reliable and not contestable and having an accepted Albanian structure that is capable of tourism data collection

The results played a key role in decision making, policy development and planning. In addition, improved data collection and analysis contributed to improved marketing and promotion through identification of source markets; quality tourism services through forecasting of tourism arrivals and behavior preferences and enhancing the economic impact of tourism through identification and reduction of leakages.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Hotel Management and Services Improvement

Life Gallery Hotel, is the most luxurious Hotel of Albania, where luxury meets comfort and makes the tourists stay and unforgettable experience

This project included the development of a market analyses based on visitor survey, accommodation survey and accommodation bookings system.  A market analyses has been undertaken, based on the desk and field research. The research covered the following topics: in-depth analyses of the Hotel; tourism market situation; competition; share of market; SWOT-analyses and market forecast.

The visitor survey and accommodation survey provides information regarding trip and visitor characteristics of those staying overnight in the hotel. The visitor survey conducted through interviews and also through a self-completion survey distributed in hotel rooms. This process continues throughout the project implementation in order to assess also the changes taking place over this time

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Tourism Strategy and Action Plans development

Berat and Gjirokaster city as part of world cultural heritage (UNESCO) have a lot of potential for tourism development.

DMO provided assistance in the development of the Gjirokaster and Berat Municipality TSAPs through building an understanding of the current situation of tourism in the areas.  DMO, in cooperation with the Gjirokaster and Berat Municipalities and TSAP Committees, collected and summarized existing information on, the policies, strategies and publications representing the Gjirokaster and Berat regions.

Using the comprehensive information collected, developed the study for the purpose of planning. 

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Tourism Strategy and Action Plans implementation

The Destination Management Organization assisted Tourism Action Committees in Korça Region to implement Tourism Strategy and Action Plans. The stakeholders were systematically exposed to the stages of the Tourism Action Plan implementation process facilitated by DMO tourist specialists.

Encouraged by the results of the Tourism Action Plan implementation process, tourism services and activities improved and Korca Region is better promoted nationally and internationally.

The main market segments identified by the TAC are Family Tourists; Weekend Vacationers; Visiting Friends and Relatives; Daily Excursionists; and Transit Travellers in private vehicles

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Rural Development

The DMO approaches tourism in a sustainable and sensitive manner given the unique local culture and biodiversity.
The DMO strategy project started off with a participatory process that involves all the tourism stakeholders in a local area. Through capacity building, DMO assisted in developing stakeholder awareness about the tourism sector and its potential impact on income and employment generation.

The second phase entailed drafting a strategy for positioning the area as an outdoor and nature-based destination, with an emphasis on sustainable tourism development.
The final stage involves the all important monitoring, analysis, evaluation and revision of the action plan.


Flood prevention for environmental protection

Flood prevention for environmental protection

Project Title: Flood prevention for environment protection

IPA Component: IPA 2, Cross border cooperation: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

Project duration: 24 months

Start date of the project: 15.11.2019

End date of the project: 14.11.2021

Total Budget: 590,213.00 €

Lead applicant and co-applicants:

Association Center for Civic Initiative (CCI)

Destination Management Organization (DMO)

Municipality of Mogila

Municipality of Maliq  

Context/background: The action is developed to take place in the cross-border region targeting Pelagonija region and Korca region, in particular Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq, having cross-border impact on public infrastructure vulnerable to floods. Both of the countries, and in particular the regions of Pelagonija and Korca are exposed to various types of natural hazards, including earthquakes, wild fires, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, landslides. Earthquakes pose largest risk in terms of consequences – damages and human losses. Wildfires are a most frequent risk, and floods are on the rise in terms of frequency and intensity.

The number and intensity of floods in the countries/regions are rising. Usual period for their appearances is in the colder part of the year (November – January). Most of the floods are caused by the overflow of the major rivers.

The targeted countries river basins are facing increased spatial and temporal variability of water resources which is among the key natural factors increasing the flooding risk, besides topographic and land characteristics, and a relatively dense hydro graphic network in the most affected regions. In addition, the changes in the land-use/land cover structure are further modifying hydrological regimes, increasing the risk of extreme hydrological events.

Additionally, the local authorities as partners of the action will enable local ownership of the action, as they will participate in the development of the flood mitigation measures and further maintenance of the developed infrastructure after the finishing of the project. 

Abstract (short project summary):The activities in the project have been developed as to address all the needs and constraints of the target groups, initially the process of improvement of the public infrastructure will address the need of the local authorities to implement their responsibilities for the construction and maintenance of secondary and tertiary irrigation and drainage networks. At the same time through the development of the digital platform the local authorities and all relevant stakeholders will improve the system for early warning enabling timely protection from floods or other natural disasters.  The systems for protection of the agricultural lands and livelihoods will be supported by the development of joint risk management measures having impact on all of the inhabitants in the area, where all the target groups will be included in the development of the joint risk management measures. With the awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management we will have impact on the total population in the targeted areas and in particular the 12000 agro producers will be directly reached by the awareness rising activities giving the specific knowledge to the population and agro producers for inclusion in the protection and prevention measures implementation.

Final beneficiary: 70 000 general population of Municipality of Mogila and Maliq

Action location/s: Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq

Objectives: strengthen resilience and disaster risk preparedness and prevention of floods for protection of the environment 

Specific objectives:

  1. To improve the public infrastructure vulnerable to floods as to ensure protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods.
  2. Local authorities capable to strengthen participatory preparedness and resilience capacities in building of cross – border cooperation for floods prevention and mitigation.
  3. To increase the awareness of the agro producers for the importance of flood management in the protection of the environment, agricultural lands and livelihoods.

Activities:

Coordination, management and visibility
Coordination meetings, website, kick off and close out conference

Public Infrastructure

1.1 Building of drainage canals in Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq;
1.2 Establishment of digital platform for early warning of floods.

Cross border cooperation for floods protection and management

2.1. Preparation of local action plans for risk management and flood protection and management;
2.2. Strengthening of the capacities of the flood management sectors in terms of cooperation, planning and management of the flood mitigation measures;
2.3. Establishment of cross border partnership for exchange of experiences and development of joint risk management measures.

Awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management

3.1 Specialised trainings for flood management for the agro producers;
3.2 Community forums for inclusion of the community in the flood prevention and management;
3.3 Exchange of experiences between the agro produces from both municipalities.

Impact/Output/Result: Impact: Strengthen resilience and disaster risk preparedness and prevention of floods for protection of the environment. 

1)  The process of improvement of the public infrastructure as to ensure the protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods where we will have impact on 252,2 km2 in Mogila municipality targeting 6710 inhabitants and 34 km2 in Maliq Municipality targeting 62666 inhabitants. We will have as outcome (R1) Public infrastructure vulnerable to floods has been improved as to ensure protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods where total agricultural area protected from floods – 50000 ha and 12000 of agro producers ready to use the digital platform for early warning for floods. This will produce the following outputs: construction of drainage canals in both of the municipalities in length of 6 km, and developed 2 digital platforms for early warning of floods and weather changes.

2)  The systems for protection of the agricultural lands and livelihoods will be supported by the development of joint risk management measures having impact on all of the inhabitants in the area with the outcome (R2): Local authorities have developed joint risk management measures for protection of floods in the region having the following outputs: 2 local action plans developed and operationalized and 1 joint risk management plan in the cross border area included in the routine of relevant bodies.

3)  With the awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management we will have impact on the total population in the targeted areas and in particular the 12000 agro producers will be directly reached by the awareness rising activities having as outcome: R3 – The agro producers are aware and ready to be included in the flood management and protection system. The following outputs will be produced: 2 specialised trainings for the agro producers for flood management, 6 community forums for inclusion of the community in the flood prevention and management, 2 exchange visits among the agro producers in the cross border region organized.

 


Marketing Solution & Planning

Marketing Solution & Planning

Destination management organizations together with international marketing experts develop a Regional tourism marketing plan for Korca Region. DMO led the implementation process, provided marketing materials, contacts national and international tour operators.  A new website and social media applications and training to implement the plan


 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case study: Branding

DMO developed workshops with stakeholders with the purpose of positioning, to create a distinctive place in the minds of potential customers which will trigger an immediate positive association with the destination, an image which the consumer can refer to when confronted with the destination. In terms of positioning a destination it was important to understand  that it is not what stakeholders say their destination represents but how the potential visitor perceives the destination.

The Korça Region is already known as a place of culture and history. The region is steeped in cultural heritage represented through its literature, art, museums, architecture and famous sons and daughters. This is the areas core attribute which is supported by the other fine characteristics of the region.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Market Segmentation

Recommendations were made on development, how to handle competition, on foreign source markets in the short term (Ethnic Albanians living abroad and VFR) and in the long term (Western and Southern Europe, neighbouring countries, USA, Korea and Japan) and positioning the Korça Region.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case Study: Marketing Implementation The Product / Market Fit

The Product / Market Fit is a technique which is used to analyse the products that tourists visiting a destination enjoy.

The Korça Marketing and Product Development Strategy Working Group, convened to consider issues arising during the project, went through a Product / Market Fit exercise to reflect on the link between markets attracted to the region and products that they consume during their visit.

This method provides a simple grading system to assess markets and products at a destination. A matrix is developed listing all the markets visiting the region in columns and the products available in the region in rows.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning

Case study: Value Chain analyses

The value chain analysis process adopted for the marketing and product development strategy for the Korça Region identifies the actors and activities that are involved at each stage of the chain, the constraints and obstacles that are impeding the smooth operation and development of tourism and the interventions that can be recommended to improve, expand and/or develop the situation or product.

 

Destination Strategy & Planning
 

Case study: Setting up Tourist Information Centre

The Regional tourism Office is set up at Korça City and  serves as tourism administration centre for the region. The Korça City TIC acts as both the TIC for the city and as the main TIC for the region. It is managed through the DMO.

 

 

 

Case study: DMO  West Kosovo Marketing Plan by DMO Albania - Consultancy Services

The key objective of the assignment was to formulate a marketing plan for the Destination Management Organization (DMO).

The support of DMO west Kosovo, by developing a regional marketing and product development strategy, analysing the market profile for the area based on the collected and on primary research with key informants. Assesment of tourism products available in the region, their level of development and ‘readiness’ for the markets attracted to the region and the potential for the development of new market-driven products.Use of value chain analysis to select the markets which if properly targeted will provide the greatest return on marketing investment in the short term and recommending product improvements, expansion and development.  Developement of a DMO brand identity in close collaboration with the DMO members by first giving it a name, and creating elements of a simple recognizable Logo. Identification of  the best promotional channels for the DMO catering to its needs. Based on the analysis, developing a three-year marketing and product development strategy for the region which will also include an indication of the most appropriate positioning of the West Kosovo Region vis-à-vis the selected markets; and providing recommendations for the future management of the tourism sector in the region.

The emphasis of the project was to prepare a strategy which will provide concrete actions that are reasonable and achievable rather than a strategy that is broad and all encompassing, and consequently difficult and expensive to deliver (and therefore more than likely abandoned).

 
 

Case study: Happy Bags  

Destination Strategy & Planning
 

The “Happy Bags” project implemented in July - December 2011 by DMO had as it objective the organisation of women handycrafts for the creation of an innovative product; bags knitted with plastic  recycled material. This project will be the innitiation of a supportive system for bussiness developement and innovative ideas on the creation of handicrafts products. 20 artisans women are target beneficiaries of this project  which  generate direct incmes through their products. They  produce begs knitted with plastic material recycled from packiging wastes from bought products and collected plastic begs from women   and children . Happy begs are an innovation which have been created of different colours , sizes and shapes, labeled under the same brand, that of the Korca region, and promoted on the DMO website, which is able to create a source of income for women artisans.                                                                               The “Happy Bags” project contributed on an effective system for suporting the arisans through:

1.     Setting of an artisan's centre , in a place provided by the  Municipality of Korca . This centre will serve as a "manifactory" where women can gather and work togather , be trained and display their porducts This centre wil lbe promoted as the artisan's center for local and foreign toursits who would like to enjoy and buy this  kind of handicrafts .

2.    Artisans capacity building  in empowering women artisans  economically and educationally to enable them  participate in business activities  :

In this centre women artians are trained on local and foreign tourists favourite models and designs , labeling ( despite Korca Region brand , each bag will also have the name of the women who has produced it ) concepts on business creation and management , marketing and promotion . 

3.     Creation an promotion of the "Happy bag" product through   :

  • Web- Site  
  • Pomotion Corner
  • Cooperation with turistic service providers 

Different plastic bags will be gathered and used to create the basic material for knitting  bags with an attractive design by creating in this way a unique product .These products will be promoted on the DMO website. Inside the ambience offered by the Korca Municipality despite the womens' working place it will be set a promotion corner for the created products to be sold.  DMO will destribute some of the happy bags at the hotels and other regional attractions to be sold as souvnires to tourists and will organise the partecipation in a fair for the artisans, for example in Gjirokaster , of the women artisans. 

 

Case study: Market System Analysis- Tourism sector in Albania and business constraind to growth      

Destination Strategy & Planning

 

RisiAlbania is an initiative addressing the issue of youth unemployment in Albania through interventions promoting job creation and effective job intermediation for young people.These initiatives are carried out in key sectors of the economy that were selected following a rigorous assessment of different economic sectors in Albania according to criteria of relevance for our target group (the youth), paying particular attention to gender and social equality aspects, the growth potential of the sector and our potential to intervene.  Sectors of focus are Agro-processing, Tourism and ICT, selected during the inception phase for their high employment potential. The following analysis aims to back up with market information the intervention strategies for Risi’s second sector of focus: Tourism. The purpose of the Market System Analysis in Tourism is to look at the symptoms   of underperformance at tourism business level and uncover the underlying systemic constraints to growth. In other words, to find out what keeps Albanian Tourism businesses from growing and investing in job creation? The study initially lays out a comprehensive overview of the current market situation, followed by an analysis of key identified challenges and strategic suggestions for facilitating solutions through the project’s interventions.

Tourism was selected as an important sector with great relevance to the Albanian economy and to employment as well as for its growth forecasts.  The Tourism sector is complex with a wide value chain that involves many interconnected sectors through its supply, activities, transportation, etc. This means that any improvements in the sector will have an impact also on many other interconnected industries that support tourists in Albania.

Following the analysis of business constraints and underperforming functions RisiAlbania has identified four clusters of interventions that would drive positive change and create jobs as result of business growth:
 
1) interventions that tackle the lack of market intelligence;
2) interventions that improve the service of tourist guides in the country;
3) interventions that tackle the lack of online visibility and online promotion of tourism businesses;
4) interventions that facilitate a more diverse and spread out (both in geography and time) touristic product, that makes better use of Albania’s potentials. 

The Tourism Market System Analysis is built on secondary data from public and private institutions as well as primary data from focus groups and semi-structured interviews with different stakeholders in the Tourism sector. A key document consulted is the new draft National Strategy for Tourism 2014-2020 of the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism.

 

Case study : DMO Consultancy Service  “Preservation of the unique heritage and cultural exchange between Bilisht and Brvenica” Project, 2013
 
In the framework of IPA cross-Border Programme between Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Albania, Bilisht Municipality and Brvenica Commune, DMO provided the following consultacy servises for for the identification and documentation of cultural heritage on the folklore and tradition like folk dance and folk costume.
  • Identification and documentation of cultural heritage in Macedonia
  • Survey on cultural heritage Macedonia
  • Identification and documentation of cultural heritage in Albania
  • Survey on identification and documentation of cultural heritage Albania/Macedonia
  • Elaboration of the surveys. Preparation of a written document.

 

Case Study: " BID Korca "  DMO Consultancy Services 
 
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership in which a publicly supported, privately managed organization is created to improve the physical environment and enhance public services and investments in a geographically distinct urban, commercial neighborhood.

Business improvement districts (BIDs) are public/private partnerships that aim to revitalize their communities. While they are busy making their communities more aesthetically pleasing, they’re also improving business conditions. These two factors combined are responsible for BID success.

The expected results of BID include:

·         Increased income for businesses through increased shopping, business and commercial activity

·         Higher property values for building owners

·         Greater citizen participation in municipal decision-making processes

·         It is expected that all stakeholders to be included in the process of BID program, in different phases of project implementation.

The management approach proposed by DMO is focused on accountability, efficiency and timely meeting of deadlines and budgets.

As part of BID approach across a range of settings, DMO will engage businesses in the BID area, and the Board of the BID association. It will organize regularly meetings, throughout the project to ‘drive’ the BID Board and energize stakeholder in the BID program.

Main aims:

Engagement of key stakeholders in a structured way within the project to:

• Build community ownership of the BID association’s projects and activities.

• Ensure the BID association’s activities have local relevance.

• Create BID area’s businesses accountability.

• Extend projects’ reach in the local communities.

• Revise and guide the implementation of the Strategic Plan

• Promote BID association’s messages to the businesses target group.

• Help development and coordinate action plan of the BID Association in relation to their target group by pooling their expertise, local knowledge, resources and networks.

BID project in Korca will comprise key stakeholders providing a means to promote development of the area. This group will also be recognized as a valuable strategy for fostering collaborative action, relationships and communication, as well as businesses participation in activities and projects in the BID area.

 

Case study : "TOURACT" Project - DMO Consultancy Services 

During a four month period starting from 1st March 2014, the team of seven external experts assisted by a public employee, have been working to prepare the Questionnaires templates, to fill in the questionnaires “on the spot”, to analyse the feedback received from the questionnaires and to prepare the proposed Thematic Touristic Routes in paper and digital form. 

The experts performed their activity in the Region of Korca. Every single area of the Region was part of the experts’ work. The team of experts included a diversity of profiles (i.e. economics university professor, tourism expert, IT expert, legal expert, sociologist expert) with all the necessary qualifications in order to design the thematic routes of the region and to make their mapping and digitalization.

During the first two months the work included the preparation of questionnaires, the record of accommodation establishments and visitor attractions of the area,while the second part of the work included thematically analyse of the feedback obtained through the questionnaires and the preparation of the maps in paper and digital form.

The proposed routes were based on the following themes: religious, nature, food and beverage,

Each external expert, under the supervision of the TOURACT Project, worked in close collaboration with the other experts in order to fulfill his/her responsibilities and make possible the fulfillment of the responsibilities assigned to the other experts, by delivering so, one final product – Thematic Touristic Routes mapped in paper and digital form.

The implementation of this Activity is expected to brng  the following results:

  • Promotion of the cultural and environmental resources of the Albanian cross border in order to attract potential visitors;
  • Information of visitors regarding the entertainment options during their stay in the Region of Korca.

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Case study : "BAS" Project -LIFE GALLERY HOTEL - DMO  Consultancy Services 

  •          Visitors Accomodation Surveys

The visitors accomodation survey analysis  will  done through  filled in surveys delivered into rooms for guests . It will bring detailed information about  visitors characteristics and  their needs during their stay at the hotel  and  overall touristic journey . It is important for the identification of the actual performance level of the accomodation service and changes that happen over time . This survey will create a solid base of 7 key components that are very important to the market study.It will be created a close relationship with the Touristic Information Center , the unification of the touristic information that will be delivered by hotel service sector .

  •          Training on Food and Beverages

The performance  evaluation of teh personal working with the food and beverages . Interviewing them about their actual work and  relationships with clients. The hotel department , duties , responsabilities and professional relationships . Drafting of an action paln for all hotel service activities.

Training and know -how knowlegde transfer on food and beverage to the personel such as : waiters , restaurant and kitchen staff , barmens, suppliers etc . The interiews will be done to evaluate the staff needs.

Topics will be about: principles of a sustainable tourism, hospitality practices, personals role at business success.  Key principles on how to set the table , a high service performance , role play on client – waiter service , work supplies and equipments ,food and drinks,  ethics and behavior . Foreign language skills and knowledge

  •          Training on Wines Varieties and Sommeliers Service

Evaluation of the performance of the staff working  with food and beverages. Interviewing themr on their actual work and relationships with clients. Bar and restaurant department , their coordination and work responsabilities . Giving recomandations for the summer open bar and restaurant staff on the design / wine and beverage promotion.

Training and know -how knowlegde transfer on food and beverage to the personel such as : waiters , restaurant and kitchen staff , barmens, suppliers etc . The interiews will be done to evaluate the staff needs.

Topics will be about : wine worls regions, label message, wine service, wime conbination with food , local wines and dishes, key elements for a better service performance , food and drinks etc.

  •         Training of the Reception Staff and Room Service  

Reception and service staffs who deal with room’s service will be trained.

Topics will be about: Staff role on business success, key elements of a good performance, receptionist’s skills and responsibilities, reservations procedures, hotel’s database, cooperation in between hotel’s service; bar- restaurant and hotel room service / cleaning etc.

  •           Owners / Hotels Manager Tutorial 

The consultants will agree on a tutotial programe for teh owner/ general manager of the hotel during the project implementation period . Thic coatching programe will be organised based on the below topics :  

Owner’s/ Magager’s role, managing style; tourism guidance; data and documentation storage (ex. the discussion in between the manager and the staf , job description ); communication with tourism actors; market positioning   Selfmanaging , facing difficult situations

      Selfmanaging , facing difficult situations.

      Partecipation in national and international  tourism events

      Organising weekly , monthly  meetings with the managing team. Staff evaluation and clients feedback.

      Market and clients division according to categories: family vacation business and monitoring monthly visitors figures.

  •          Hotel Rules and Laws

The consultants will closely work with the hotel’s manager / owner to develop some manuals and regulations for this hotel.  This will consist in the following document preparations : inside regulations  “ rules of the house “receptions manual , kitchen manual, room service / cleaning manual, hotel’s mapping which also includes clients questionnaires which provides feedback, hotel service information package, city’s attractions information, staff job description clarifying duties and responsibilities.    

  •          Monitoring and Evaluation

The process of project monitoring: it will be agreed with the hotel’s owner/ manager based on a detailed action plan and products. After the job trainings implemented at Life Gallery all the staff will undergo an evaluation test written     ( theory ) and practice one  to estimate how the learned trained knowledge will be implemented in practice. The evaluation in this case will be 30% on the job objective.  30% on communication skills, 30% on job positioning, 10% other interests.

  •         Hotel Professional Vocabulary ;  Albanian- English  Dictionary

Conducting a series of English language lessons for the staff . Equiping Life Gallery with a bilingual  English- Albanian professional dictionary with approximately 200-250 key words about tourism , hospitality and hotel srvice sector.

  •         Marketing, Branding and Identity

Support on planning, advertising, marketing strategies of the hotel for the incoming year; it includes defining the marketing situation, discussion on the target market and company’s position   and a description  ofteh marketing means that will be used to reach this objectives.

  •          Final Report                      

 Presentation of the market study

Metodology and Serveys results

Life Gallery HotelManuals and regulations

Marketing, positioning and branding  

Progressing strategy 


Visit of the project from the representatives from EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana

Visit of the project from the representatives from EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana

 

The representatives from the EU Delegations from Skopje and Tirana on 1st of February 2019 had a field visit of the Automatic Agro meteorological stations in Korcha where they had the opportunity to discuss with the agro producers that are the direct users of the services in the project.

During the visit, the agro producers explained the system for informing that is directly connected with the information gathered from the Automatic Agro meteorological stations. They have stated their satisfaction from the servicers that they are using in terms of guidelines for usage of the pesticides for the protection of the orchards. The agro producers explained their need of the functional agro chemical laboratory that will offer services for soil analyzing and recommendation of the usage of the fertilizers.

On the meeting was discussed the process of the creation of the Association of the agro producers in the Korcha region that will enable them to address their needs and support them in the organized approach towards the institution and the market.

The agro producers stated they need for networking in the region, in particular with the agro producers in Prespa region that will be enabled through the establishment of the cooperation with the Association of agro producers “Blagoj A. Kotlarovski” in Resen.


Praktika Inovative per Mbrojtjen e Mjedisit

Praktika Inovative per Ambjentin

IPA Component: IPA 2, Cross border cooperation: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

Project duration: 24 months

Start date of the project: 15.11.2019

End date of the project: 14.11.2021

Total Budget: 590,213.00 €

Lead applicant and co-applicants:

Association Center for Civic Initiative (CCI)

Destination Management Organization (DMO)

Municipality of Mogila

Municipality of Maliq  

Context/background: The action is developed to take place in the cross-border region targeting Pelagonija region and Korca region, in particular Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq, having cross-border impact on public infrastructure vulnerable to floods. Both of the countries, and in particular the regions of Pelagonija and Korca are exposed to various types of natural hazards, including earthquakes, wild fires, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, landslides. Earthquakes pose largest risk in terms of consequences – damages and human losses. Wildfires are a most frequent risk, and floods are on the rise in terms of frequency and intensity.

The number and intensity of floods in the countries/regions are rising. Usual period for their appearances is in the colder part of the year (November – January). Most of the floods are caused by the overflow of the major rivers.

The targeted countries river basins are facing increased spatial and temporal variability of water resources which is among the key natural factors increasing the flooding risk, besides topographic and land characteristics, and a relatively dense hydro graphic network in the most affected regions. In addition, the changes in the land-use/land cover structure are further modifying hydrological regimes, increasing the risk of extreme hydrological events.

Additionally, the local authorities as partners of the action will enable local ownership of the action, as they will participate in the development of the flood mitigation measures and further maintenance of the developed infrastructure after the finishing of the project. 

Abstract (short project summary):The activities in the project have been developed as to address all the needs and constraints of the target groups, initially the process of improvement of the public infrastructure will address the need of the local authorities to implement their responsibilities for the construction and maintenance of secondary and tertiary irrigation and drainage networks. At the same time through the development of the digital platform the local authorities and all relevant stakeholders will improve the system for early warning enabling timely protection from floods or other natural disasters.  The systems for protection of the agricultural lands and livelihoods will be supported by the development of joint risk management measures having impact on all of the inhabitants in the area, where all the target groups will be included in the development of the joint risk management measures. With the awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management we will have impact on the total population in the targeted areas and in particular the 12000 agro producers will be directly reached by the awareness rising activities giving the specific knowledge to the population and agro producers for inclusion in the protection and prevention measures implementation.

Final beneficiary: 70 000 general population of Municipality of Mogila and Maliq

Action location/s: Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq

Objectives: strengthen resilience and disaster risk preparedness and prevention of floods for protection of the environment 

Specific objectives:

  1. To improve the public infrastructure vulnerable to floods as to ensure protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods.
  2. Local authorities capable to strengthen participatory preparedness and resilience capacities in building of cross – border cooperation for floods prevention and mitigation.
  3. To increase the awareness of the agro producers for the importance of flood management in the protection of the environment, agricultural lands and livelihoods.

Activities:

Coordination, management and visibility
Coordination meetings, website, kick off and close out conference

Public Infrastructure

1.1 Building of drainage canals in Municipality of Mogila and Municipality of Maliq;
1.2 Establishment of digital platform for early warning of floods.

Cross border cooperation for floods protection and management

2.1. Preparation of local action plans for risk management and flood protection and management;
2.2. Strengthening of the capacities of the flood management sectors in terms of cooperation, planning and management of the flood mitigation measures;
2.3. Establishment of cross border partnership for exchange of experiences and development of joint risk management measures.

Awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management

3.1 Specialised trainings for flood management for the agro producers;
3.2 Community forums for inclusion of the community in the flood prevention and management;
3.3 Exchange of experiences between the agro produces from both municipalities.

Impact/Output/Result: Impact: Strengthen resilience and disaster risk preparedness and prevention of floods for protection of the environment. 

1)  The process of improvement of the public infrastructure as to ensure the protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods where we will have impact on 252,2 km2 in Mogila municipality targeting 6710 inhabitants and 34 km2 in Maliq Municipality targeting 62666 inhabitants. We will have as outcome (R1) Public infrastructure vulnerable to floods has been improved as to ensure protection of agricultural lands and livelihoods where total agricultural area protected from floods – 50000 ha and 12000 of agro producers ready to use the digital platform for early warning for floods. This will produce the following outputs: construction of drainage canals in both of the municipalities in length of 6 km, and developed 2 digital platforms for early warning of floods and weather changes.

2)  The systems for protection of the agricultural lands and livelihoods will be supported by the development of joint risk management measures having impact on all of the inhabitants in the area with the outcome (R2): Local authorities have developed joint risk management measures for protection of floods in the region having the following outputs: 2 local action plans developed and operationalized and 1 joint risk management plan in the cross border area included in the routine of relevant bodies.

3)  With the awareness rising of the agro producers for flood management we will have impact on the total population in the targeted areas and in particular the 12000 agro producers will be directly reached by the awareness rising activities having as outcome: R3 – The agro producers are aware and ready to be included in the flood management and protection system. The following outputs will be produced: 2 specialised trainings for the agro producers for flood management, 6 community forums for inclusion of the community in the flood prevention and management, 2 exchange visits among the agro producers in the cross border region organized.

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