Greece

Albania

Municipality of Zitsa

The Municipality of Zitsa is located in the northwestern geographical part of Greece, has an area of ​​465.6 km² and a population of 17,293 inhabitants.

It belongs to the region of Epirus and is one of the eight municipalities (North Tzoumerka, Dodoni, Zagori, Zitsa, Ioannina, Konitsa, Metsovo and Pogoni) of the Regional Unit of Ioannina.

It was established in 2011 by merging the pre-existing municipalities of Ekali, Evrymena, Zitsa, Molossa and Passaronos.

The Municipality of Zitsa has extensive and important experience in the implementation of EU co-financed projects, as it has successfully managed a number of co-financed projects, while it has well-trained and experienced staff.

Municipality of Amyntaio

The Municipality of Amyntaio is located in the southwestern part of the Prefecture of Florina and has a total area of ​​599.6 km² and a population of 16,973 inhabitants. The area of ​​the Municipality is characterized as mountainous – semi-mountainous with the exception of the farms of Amyntaio and Rodonas, which are mainly lowland.

It belongs to the Region of Western Macedonia and emerged from the merger of the three pre-existing Kapodistrian municipalities of Amyntaio, Filota and Aetos and the three independent Kapodistrian Communities of Lechovo, Nymfaio and Variko.

Municipality of Amyntaio seated at the historical village of Nymfaio.

The Municipality of Amyntaio has extensive and important experience in the implementation of EU co-financed projects, as it has successfully managed a number of co-financed projects, while it has well-trained and experienced staff.

Region of western Macedonia

The Region of Western Macedonia is one of the 13 regions of Greece. Administratively, it is a secondary organization of local self-government and geographically covers the western part of Macedonia. It occupies an area of ​​9,451 km² and its population amounts to 283,689 inhabitants. Its largest city and capital is Kozani. It is also often described as the “energy heart” of Greece,  since its territory produces about 2/3 of the country’s electricity.

The region of Western Macedonia is composed of the Regional Units of Grevena, Kastoria, Kozani and Florina.

The Region of Western Macedonia has participated in many EU co-financed projects and has successfully managed more than € 4,000,000 of co-financed projects.

Korytsa Regional Council

The Korytsa Region is one of the 12 regions of Albania and has an area of ​​3,711 km² and a population of 258,100 inhabitants. The area of ​​Korytsa includes the province of Devoll, the province of Kolonjë, the province of Korça and the province of Pogradec. The seat of the Korytsa Region is located in the city of Korytsa. The Korytsa Region borders on the northeast and east with Northern Macedonia, on the south with Greece, on the southwest with the area of ​​Argyrokastro, on the west with the area of ​​Berat and on the northwest with the area of ​​Elbasan.

The Regional Council has the legal responsibility for the planning and coordination of actions of regional interest (regional development planning) and therefore plays a key role in the development of the whole region.

Regional Center for Development and Cooperation (RCDC)

The Regional Center for Development and Cooperation (RCDC), is a non-governmental organization founded in 2007, with the aim of further deepening the knowledge and understanding of sustainable regional development processes through study, research, training and consulting services provided in sectors such as social policies, employment, unemployment, tackling poverty, gender equality, healthcare, tourism development, cultural and historical heritage, art and culture.

RCDC is a non-profit organization that aims to provide services through the design, implementation and management of projects that contribute to the benefit of the public interest. He has a strong presence and activity in the implementation of EU co-financed projects and extensive experience in the implementation of related projects and a presence in the project area, as he has supported several national authorities and private companies in the design of agricultural management programs.