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Since March 2021 the RAINMAN-toolbox has been recommended as a climate protection service by the German Climate Prevention Portal of the German government (Deutsches Klimavorsorgeportal KLiVO). KLiVO offers an overview of quality-tested climate prevention services, in which interested stakeholders can find out which services are suitable to support them individually in adapting to the consequences of climate change. The RAINMAN-toolbox is a...

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As sustainability starts with our future an awareness raising competition on the environment and waste at the end of October 2020 had been initiated in Maliq, Korca Region (Albania). Three schools participated in the Green Art Competition. The school children of Shkolla Libonik, Gjimnazi Skënderbeu Maliq and Shkolla Agimi-Maliq of classes 6 to 9 were asked to express their ideas about environment and waste in their home region. In a-month period...

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End of February 2021, Skrapar Municipality welcomed its new all-wheel waste collection truck in a small outdoor handover ceremony. In the scope of the SECO-funded Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Berat Region, Albania, implemented by INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT in cooperation with SEHLHOFF, Germany and FLAG, Albania, the extension of waste collection services in Skrapar Municipality will be achieved. This includes the preparation of a...

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The improvement works at Berat Dumpsite are almost completed: Owing to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs’ (SECO) Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Berat Region, implemented by INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT in cooperation with German partner SEHLHOFF GmbH and Albanian partner FLAG, currently improvement measures at three dumpsites in Berat Region are being implemented. Berat dumpsite is located at Osum River, which, together...

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Whether climate protection and the energy industry, climate adaptation and urban development, floods and heavy rainfall, water ecology, resource and waste management or spatial development in the German-Polish integration area, we have achieved a lot in 2020 - despite or perhaps because of Corona, we have moved closer together, developed our topics and expertise further, networked anew and used synergies. For the coming year, climate change and...

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In the INTERREG V B project RegEnergy - Renewable Energy Regions – 9 project partners from Northwest Europe are developing partnerships between urban and rural areas: Producers of renewable energy from the surrounding countryside provide energy or heat to urban consumers, enabling them to cover their demand with regional renewable energy sources.  Initially, the 5th working group meeting on 16 and 17 September 2020 was planned to take place in...

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On Saturday, 17th October 2020, the prosperous participants of the #GreenBerat contest were awarded during a ceremony in Berat, where also Ornela Çuçi, Deputy Minister at Ministry for Tourism and Environment, the Mayors of the Municipalities and the Deputy Ambassador of Switzerland in Albania Patrik Meier were present. The competition was performed under the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO ISWM Berat project, supported by...

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On Monday, 21.09.2020 both the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and the Swiss Ambassador in Albania Adrian Maître visited Berat dumpsite to inspect the ongoing improvement measures. Edi Rama has been informed about the project and discussed briefly the ongoing and planned cooperation between Switzerland and the Berat Region, while broadcasting his visit live on Facebook. Swiss Ambassador Adrian Maître stipulated that he is expecting to create a...

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With starting of the construction works in September 2020, the short-term measures for improvement of three dumpsites in Berat Region: Berat, Kuçovë and Ura Vajgurore are being implemented. The measures are carried out in the framework of the Solid Waste Management Project in the Berat Region, Albania with the financial support of the Swiss Confederation through SECO. Last year, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT in cooperation with FLAG, Albania and...

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The TEACHER-CE project aims to support local and regional authorities in Central Europe in adapting water management tasks to climate change. Therefore, synergies between established instruments, which mostly only consider single aspects of adaptation to climate change, will be activated and combined in a new tool. In this context, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT is developing basic input for the conceptual framework of this tool and is responsible for...

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A survey on current public awareness and perception of solid waste management (SWM) services in Berat Region, Albania has been carried out through interviews. They were performed by a group of 20 college students from Berat in February 2020 after receiving training on planning and conducting surveys on SWM issues. A total of 202 citizens in Berat Region were interviewed, 70% of them living in urban areas and 30% in rural areas. The interviews...

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In the INTERREG V B project RegEnergy - Renewable Energy Regions - 9 project partners from Northwest Europe are developing partnerships between urban and rural areas: Producers of renewable energy from the surrounding countryside provide energy or heat to urban consumers, enabling them to cover their demand with regional renewable energy sources.  Initially, the 4th working group meeting on 29 and 30 April 2020 was planned to take place in...

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The new GreenBerat Website http://www.greenberat.com was prepared under the framework of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Project implemented by the Municipalities of Berat Qark, Albania: Berat, Kuçovë, Ura Vajgurore, Poliçan and Skrapar. Besides providing information, documents and news on the project in Albanian and English language, GreenBerat most importantly hosts the public awareness contest: ‘‘Citizens of Berat Region Care for a Clean...

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Spots for North Macedonian television on the topic of anti-littering were produced by Ljubomir Stefanov (Apolo Media), who directed the documentary “Honeyland” together with Tamara Kotevska, which was nominated for two categories in the 92nd Academy Awards. The different spots in urban and rural environment are part of a national anti-littering campaign and were produced in the scope of the Solid Waste Management Project in Polog Region, North...

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In the INTERREG V B project RegEnergy - Renewable Energy Regions - 9 project partners from Northwest Europe are developing partnerships between urban and rural areas: Producers of renewable energy from the surrounding countryside provide energy or heat to urban consumers, enabling them to cover their demand with regional renewable energy sources.  In the 3rd working group meeting on 29 and 30 October 2019 in Doettinchem and Arnhem (NL),...

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On 9 October 2019 the INTERREG V B project "Climate Active Neighbourhoods" (CAN) was selected as the most innovative regional project in Europe in the category "Building climate-resilient cities". The CAN project convinced the 15-member jury of experts in all award criteria (innovation, concrete effects, financial sustainability, transferability to other regions) and thus won the renowned award at the ceremony in Brussels. INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT...

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Within the INTERREG V B project RegEnergy – 9 project partners from 7 countries in North West Europe work towards renewable energy partnerships. These partnerships will enable local and regional authorities from urbanised areas to meet their energy demand from reliable regional renewable energy sources. RE producers from surrounding areas will in turn benefit from access to urban energy consumers. The first transnational meeting in Brussels...

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The INTERREG-project Climate Active Neighbourhoods has been named one of five finalists in the Building Climate Resilient Cities category of the EU-wide Regiostar Award. The REGIOSTARS are Europe’s awards for the most innovative, regional projects. CAN was selected for its bottom-up measures to empower residents and build collaboration with municipalities. CAN successfully tackled a range of issues related to energy efficiency, energy poverty and...

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For successful implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, it is fundamental to involve neighbourhoods and their residents. In a two-day working conference in Arnhem on 10 and 11 April 2019 striking examples from Northwest-Europe will be shown and discussed. Day 1 of the working conference focusses on ‘the Dutch Approach’ and is open to parties already deeply involved in this approach. Day 2 showcases local climate activities...

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Since 2003, IU has been involved in various projects in Albania and in neighbouring countries. Many short and long-term projects were implemented since, mainly focussing on solid waste management but also on adaptation to climate change and flood risk management. Local presence and on-site coordination is an important success factor for us and our clients. Consequently, in August 2018, IU has opened a branch in Tirana in order to be able to...

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