National Coordination

Ministry of Integration

Rruga Papa Gjon Pali II, Nr. 3, Tirana, Albania
Web address:

Members of JMC


Majlind Lazimi

Daniela Cekani





Ana Xhilaga

Greta Rakaj

The Ministry of Integration is the main coordinator of the European integration process of Albania. With regards to the cross-border cooperation programmes, it has been the national coordinator of the New Neighbourhood Initiative Programmes 2004-2006 of the European Union and now it is the National Coordinator for the IPA programmes, vested with the responsibility of coordinating the programming of these programmes and the monitoring of their implementation.

EU Structural Funds / IPA / ENPI programmes managed/ nationally coordinated by the Ministry of Integration
For the programming period 2007-2013, Albania is eligible to participate to all of the 3 strands of the Cross Border Cooperation Component of the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance, IPA. For the first 3 years, it will participate only in the first 2 strands, namely the Cross Border Cooperation strand (programmes) and transnational ones. The Regional Cooperation Unit at the Ministry if Integration has been coordinating since the beginning the work for the preparation of the Operational Programmes for these programmes:

Transnational Programmes
South East Europe (SEE)

Cross Border Cooperation Programmes
2.1. Cross Border Cooperation Programmes with the Member States
- IPA CBC Adriatic
- IPA CBC Greece ? Albania

2.2. Cross Border Cooperation Programmes with candidate/potential candidate countries
Albania - Montenegro
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Albania
Programme with Kosovo, which for the 2007 and 2008 financial years will be a unilateral programme for the development of the Albanian Region of Kukësi bordering Kosovo.

National contact point

Gentian Xhaxhiu

Manjola Hidri
Ministry of Integration of the Republic of Albania   
Rr. Papa Gjon Pali II, Nr. 3.,
Tirana, Albania  

Useful links
EC Delegation to Albania
CP in ECD Albania: Mr. Ardian Hackaj, CBC Programme Manager