12779017_965478053545514_5330234553197550515_oThursday, 25 February 2016, Grand Hotel Palace, Korçe
The Ministry of European Integration of Albania organized the closing ceremony of the Cross-Border Programme Albania-Greece (2007-2013)
Milieukontakt International Albania participated in this Fair Event which was a good opportunity to promote the project SAIMON and create synergy and collaboration with different actors for the next period funding of Greece-Albania IPA CBC Program 2014-2020 for the protection of environment and sustainable development of our regions.
In Albania Project SAIMON has established collaboration at a regional level and with national agencies towards monitoring and protection of marine waters in terms of quality and to implement a coordinated environmental protection action for the eutrophication risk. For the first time project SAIMON introduce and make use of advanced Earth Observation Technologies and Tools in solving a common environmental problem.
We have raised awareness to the public for the need of protecting the coastal marine environment. Social Media and articles for the support of the project, the last information on strategies, policies, reports on coastal waters, monitoring, policies, and eutrophication are published and updated regularly on project Facebook and Web site. Parallel with satellite data in March and July 2016 will be realized In Situ Measurements in 9 sites over the Ionian sea. Graphics and satellite data will be uploaded in a Web GIS system for both countries in DHSM System, for the risk analysis of eutrophication. The main result of the project will be identification of measures / policies to be pursued at local, national and regional level.
In the Fair Event attended the Minister of European Integration, Mrs. Klajda Gjosha , H.E. Mr. Leonidas Rokanas Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in Albania, Mr. Jan Rudolph, Head of Political Section in the EUD, Ms. Dominic Zaralidou-Legal Advisor, Special Secretariat for ERDF&CF , Mrs. Katia Sagona-Head of Unit B2, Managing Authority of ETC Programmes, Greece and beneficiaries of projects financed by the Greece – Albania IPA CBC Program 2007-2013.
In the frame of this cooperation program are implemented and are still on going around 40 projects considering also 3 strategic projects which are expected to bring a significant impact on cross border areas between Greece and Albania.