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Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

Acerc is a think tank centre with focus in Albania energy market and its integration on Regional & Iem. The Acerc mission aim to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and the effective integration as well as the efficient use of energy resources.
The main activities profiles briefly consists in the release reports, articles and periodicals. In cooperation also with our partners the offering of the activities that support capacity building of market actors, such as national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives completed by advocating in the energy sector to promote a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.
For more visit us at the Official Website of Acerc | Albanian Energy Market - AEM Group in LinkedIn

Notice: ACERC portal is in standby from January 2016!

AEED Updates 2016Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Sun, August 12, 2018 09:45:36

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

The here portal is in standby from January 2016! Then, the notices referred up to the above period! However, we will continue to use time by time the related social media keeping faith to our original commitments to bring most relevant updates linked with the energy market in Albania.

Notwithstanding the above, your opinion it is always very useful in our day work and we will be grateful if you want to share it with us! Click here to putt in contact for the sent of any feedback, leave your testimony, send of any requests, etc.

Thank and Regards,

Lorenc Gordani

www.adviser.albaniaenergy.org



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Scholarship for lawyers to get US LL.M at Chicago-Kent College of Law IIT, ACERC, 12.12.2016

AEED Updates 2016Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, December 12, 2016 18:13:23

Chicago-Kent College of Law, a law school IIT, located in a very heart of Chicago, offer an exceptional opportunity for lawyers - to get US LL.M in Chicago with scholarship.

The special feature of the program is that one may start his / her LL.M study in Athens, Greece (where School of American Law is functioning since May 2016) and finish LL.M study in Chicago in one semester and earn US LL.M with this blended structure of master’s study.

To qualify for the scholarship, student must have a GPA at least 3.8.

This year, Chicago-Kent College of Law announces enrolment for LLM study for Albanian lawyers with the special conditions:

- One Full (100%) tuition scholarship for LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago;

- Two 50% tuition scholarships for study in Athens;

- 75 % tuition scholarship for each student - each graduate will receive 75% tuition scholarship for one-semester LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Detailed information is available here: http://www.ikub.al/media/HP/Announcement_SAL-Greece_2017_Albania-2.pdf



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Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs is offering 5 SCHOLARSHIPS

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Thu, September 01, 2016 19:12:55

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs is offering 5 SCHOLARSHIPS for graduates who are nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey to attend the Diploma and Master in Advanced European Studies 2016/2017 at the European College of Parma, Italy.

Deadline for submitting the application is 11 September 2016 at 12 a.m. (Italian time).

Graduates from the above countries are invited to submit their applications by the above specified deadline following the procedure described below (both step 1 and step 2 are necessary):

• STEP 1 : Online application via the website of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs:http://borseonline.esteri.it/ (open the web page, log in to the Subscription Form, create an account, fill in the online form sections, upload the requested documents etc., check the whole form and submit it as required therein)

• STEP 2: Submission of the College’s Application Form (attached hereto) by e-mail to apply@collegioeuropeo.it

More detailed information on the scholarship can be requested at the Italian Embassies in each of the above countries.

Please find below an introductive description to the Diploma and Master programme. Further information is available on our website www.europeancollege.it (info@collegioeuropeo.it ; tel. +39 0521 207525).

We would be grateful if you could forward this message to potentially interested candidates, who can of course contact us for any further information they may need.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and send our very best regards.

The Secretariat

European College of Parma Foundation



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Energy Community opens its doors to civil society, 15 Feb 2016

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, February 15, 2016 16:40:44


The Energy Community Secretariat will hold the first Civil Society Day at its seat in Vienna on 21 June 2016. The event’s organisation follows the 2015 Decision of the Energy Community Ministerial Council on strengthening the role of civil society in the Energy Community Process. The event is designed to increase the transparency of the activities of Energy Community Institutions and provide a forum for dialogue on issues that matter to civil society stakeholders in the Energy Community.

The first Civil Society Day will have a special focus on Energy Community energy efficiency and environment acquis as well as reform of the Energy Community.

Registration for the event is now open.



Registration page
Draft programme


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Invitation for consultative meeting on the new GEF/SGP strategy for Albania 11 Shkurt 2016

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Sat, February 06, 2016 13:09:25

Vendndodhja:

Tirana,11 February, from 10:00 AM

Vendi i organizimit:

Hotel Grand (St. Ismail Qemali)

Personi i kontaktit:

Eduart Cani

E-mail:

info.albania@rec.org

Faqe interneti:



The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in through the Regional Environmental Center (REC), Albaina invites partners and interested actors on a consultative meeting on the process for preparing a Country Programme Strategy (CPS) for the Operational Phase 6 (OP6) 2014-2018 of The GEF.

The event will take place in Tirana, Hotel Grand (St. Ismail Qemali) on Thursday 11 February, from 10:00 AM.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the new approach of the GEF/SGP and the already identified focus areas of the new strategy. The participants will have the chance to express their views and provide input on how the new strategy will address the country needs in the areas of:

1. Biodiversity

2. Climate Change,

3. Persistent Organic Pollutants – POPs/ Chemicals,

4. Land Degradation/ Sustainable Land Management and

5. International waters

Therefore, state institutions, NGOs, Donor community, experts and representatives of the large projects in the related fields are invited to participate.

Please confirm you participation by sending an email at info.albania@rec.org.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides non-governmental and community-based organizations (NGOs/CBOs) in developing countries with grants to enable them to tackle global environmental challenges while addressing local sustainable development needs. SGP is a GEF corporate programme, implemented by UNDP and executed by UNOPS. SGP Albania started financing projects in 1998. Since then, it has succeeded in funding and providing technical support for 231 grant projects.

In its 6th Operational Phase (OP6) which will be under implementation during 2015 to 2018, SGP has the following objective: “to support the creation of global environmental benefits and the safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action”.

A key element of SGP’s implementation in OP6 will be the development of landscape approaches within countries to better focus grant-making and promote strategic programming and clustering of small grant projects with the aim to achieve greater impact and lead to synergies and opportunities for scaling up. Depending on size and context of countries, as well as available funding for grant-making, countries may select one or more landscapes within which community projects will be supported. SGP will focus on supporting and coordinating concrete actions at the grassroots level by providing small-scale finance for local community-led projects within given priority landscapes, to achieve landscape-scale impacts in developing countries. SGP will also review, analyze, and codify results of these on-the-ground actions to distill and disseminate lessons which can be used for replication within the country and in other parts of the world.

Another key element of SGP’s approach in OP6 will be to enhance its role as a Grantmaker+ by strategically planning for the provision of services needed for achievement of greater portfolio impact, this may be done through selective use of capacity development grants as well as non-grant support services, networks and partnerships.

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IRENA-ENERGY COMMUNITY JOINT WORKSHOP COST-EFFECTIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE 3-4 March 2016 Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna, Austria

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Fri, January 29, 2016 00:28:50

Background

The members of the Energy Community and European Union (EU) have committed to binding renewable energy targets and adopted National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) to achieve their respective targets by 2020. In 2013, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a workshop on Renewable Energy in South East Europe, for which background reports were prepared on NREAPs, renewable power financing, transmission infrastructure priorities and regulatory barriers.

After the adoption of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources by the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in 2012, annual workshops were held to share knowledge, experience and best practices in the implementation of the Directive in both, the EU and Energy Community members. In 2015, the Energy Community Secretariat published the first progress report on renewable energy development, assessing the slow progress and indicating some countries are at risk of not meeting their targets in 2020 if some policies are not revised.

In this context, IRENA has recently launched a project to assess a technical potential for cost-effective renewable energy generation in South East Europe (SEE) by 2020 and beyond. It covers members of the Energy Community (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine) as well as the European Union member countries of the region (Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia).

The IRENA’s project will assess potential to develop the full range of renewable energy technologies in the region, and in particular to develop solar PV systems, the costs of which have declined dramatically since the time that the National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) of South East Europe were prepared. It will also analyse barriers to achieving region’s renewable energy potential and ways to overcome these barriers, including innovative financing mechanisms for renewable power systems.

The aim of the IRENA’s project is to identify priority actions that could contribute to the achievement of the region’s renewable energy targets by 2020 and ensure an adequate role for renewables in the energy development strategies to 2030 and 2050. In this regard, it is envisaged that the outcomes of the project could provide useful input to the prospective review process of the NREAPs.

Objectives

The event aims to present and collect feedback from the region on the preliminary findings of the PhaseI implementation of the project. This covers part related to quantitative assessment of photovoltaic power potential for cost-effective renewable energy options in SEE and qualitative assessment of overall renewable power potential. It will also present innovative financing arrangements for renewable energy projects, such as cooperative financing and crowdfunding.

Expected outcomes

The following outcomes are expected:

- The factual information and preliminary findings of the report are verified and completed; additional case examples are provided as input to the report.

- Stakeholder consultative process enhances the engagement of countries in the project.

- Good coordination is established with the key regional energy players to cooperate in the next phases of the project implementation.

- Feedback is provided in the context of the possible review of the renewable energy technology mix in the members of the Energy Community to be on track to meet the 2020 renewable energy targets in the most cost-effective way

Format of the event

The workshop will be implemented in an interactive manner with the participants to ensure successful collection of their feedback on the preliminary findings of the project. The event will be implemented in the form of three panel discussions preceded by scene-setting presentation(s). The discussions will be enriched with the presentation of good practices across the region and Europe.

Targeted participants

Approximately 50 participants are envisaged from governments, electric utilities, transmission system operators, regulatory authorities, financial institutions and development partners, international and regional organizations, and other renewable energy stakeholders.



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Western Balkans Fund (WBF) Ministria e Punëve të Jashtme, 14 November 2015

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Mon, November 16, 2015 10:58:39

++ What is the Western Balkans Fund (WBF)? ++

WBF is a cooperation platform between the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia), set up by the successful model of the International Visegrad Fund.

++ What purpose WBF activity will serve? ++

The purpose of the WBF is to promote common values and develop regional cooperation between citizens, civil society and institutions of the Western Balkans region, providing a concrete "people-to-people" approach for the populace of the member countries.

WBF objectives will be drafted in cooperation with civil society actors and based on common priorities of the countries of Western Balkans.

WBF will finance projects in various fields of common interest such as education, environment, human rights, culture, youth exchanges, cross-border and regional youth cooperation.

++ How will WBF operate? ++

WBF will operate through support and co-financing of small and medium projects in Western Balkan countries. According to the model of the Visegrad Fund, the mechanism of application for funding will be simple and accessible from a wide spectrum of actors ranging from individuals to the youth organizations, regional civil society networks, academic and research institutes, etc.

++ Where will WBF headquarters be? ++

WBF is the first regional initiative based in the capital of Albania. Its offices will be in Tirana and the first Executive Director of the organization will be an Albanian diplomat with experience in the field of regional initiatives. WBF Secretariat will be established with the technical assistance of the Visegrad Fund and will work through coordination of annual priorities of Western Balkan countries.

++ What are the expectations for the WBF activity? ++

WBF will increase interaction between different actors in the region by strengthening the common values of society and regional cooperation in various fields of common interest.

Regional projects will contribute to the growth of the potential of civil society and the exchange of experiences between different actors in the region.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

++Çfarë është Fondi i Ballkanit Perëndimor (FBP)?++

FBP është një platformë bashkëpunimi mes vendeve të Ballkanit Perëndimor (Shqipëria, Bosnje-Hercegovina, Kosova, Mali i Zi, Maqedonia dhe Serbia), e ngritur sipas modelit të suksesshëm të Fondit Ndërkombetar të Vishegradit.

++Cili është qëllimi i aktivitetit të FBP?++

Qëllimi i FBP është promovimi i vlerave të përbashkëta dhe zhvillimi i bashkëpunimit rajonal mes qytetarëve, shoqerisë civile dhe institucioneve të rajonit të Ballkanit perëndimor, duke siguruar një qasje konkrete “people-to-people” për popujt e vendeve anëtare.

Objektivat e FBP-se do të hartohen në bashkëpunim me aktorët e shoqërise civile dhe do të bazohen mbi prioritetet e përbashkëta të vendeve të Ballkanit Perëndimor.

FBP do të financoje projekte të fushave të ndryshme me interes të përbashkët si: edukimi, mjedisi, të drejtat e njeriut, kultura, shkëmbimet ndërkufitare dhe bashkëpunimi rinor rajonal.

++Si do të funksionojë FBP?++

FBP do të funksionojë nëpërmjet mbështetjes dhe bashkëfinancimit të projekteve të vogla dhe të mesme në vendet e Ballkanit Perëndimor. Sipas modelit të Fondit të Vishegradit, mekanizmi i aplikimit për financim do të jetë i thjeshtë dhe aksesueshëm nga një gamë e gjerë aktorësh duke filluar nga individët deri tek organizatat rinore, rrjetet rajonale të shoqerisë civile, institutet kërkimore dhe akademike etj.

++Ku do të jenë zyrat qendrore të FBP?++

FBP është iniciativa e parë rajonale me qendër në kryeqytetin e Shqipërisë. Zyrat e FBP do të jenë në Tiranë dhe Drejtori i parë Ekzekutiv i organizatës do të jetë një diplomat shqiptar me experiencë në fushën e iniciativave rajonale. Sekretariati i FBP do të ngrihet me asistencen teknike të Fondit të Vishegradit dhe do të punojë nëpërmjet koordininimit të prioriteteve vjetore të Vendeve tē Ballkanit Perëndimor.

++Cilët janë pritshmëritë e aktivitetit të FBP?++

FBP do të rrisë ndërveprimin e aktorëve të ndryshëm në rajon duke përforcuar vlerat e përbashkëta të shoqërisë dhe bashkëpunimin rajonal në fusha të ndryshme me interes të përbashkët.

Projektet rajonale do të kontribuojnë në rritjen e potencialeve të shoqērisë civile dhe shkëmbimin e eksperiencave të aktorëve të ndryshëm në rajon.



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Albania: Three days Training on “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”

AEED Updates 2015Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Thu, November 05, 2015 20:42:43
Deadline for applications: 10 November 2015 | Training: “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”

26.10.2015.

To support the development of civil society sector in Albania, TACSO Albania Office will organize the three days training on “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”. The purpose of this activity is to increase the capacity of the staff and board members of CSOs in organizational development, strategic planning, development of internal operational systems, board and staff development, fundraising, public and media relations with CSOs, etc.

This activity will be attended by 15 organizations, which will be represented by two representatives from executive staff and governing board.

The organizations of Civil Society from all regions of Albania are invited to apply for participation in this workshop. Priority will be given to small, newly established organizations and those operating in rural areas of Albania.

The training will be held in the region of Gjirokastra, during 25-27 November 2015. All the expenses of the selected participants in this training will be covered by TACSO Project.

The organizations that will express their interest to participate should send the CV of the organization together with the CV of their representatives to the e-mail:info.albania@tacso.org until 10 November 2015.

Only the selected organizations will be contacted related to the agenda and other logistic issues.



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