Albania will benefit approximately 1.2 million euro for local democracy, which will be funded by 2020.
European Union will also finance other countries in the Balkans. About 10 million euro will be the amount of the regional program on local democracy in the Western Balkans.
While presenting this program, Jan Rudolph, Head of the EU Political, Economic and Information Section, emphasized that the new program is focused on two pillars of democracy, local government and civil society.
UN Permanent Coordinator in our country, Brian J. Williams focused on the importance of the legal framework for the functioning of democracy.
This program in Albania will support 10 municipalities with a 1.2 million euro grant, 80% of which is a contribution of the program and 20% comes from the budgets of the beneficiary municipalities over the three year period.