• Leveraging the capacities of CSO-s in the North of Albania
    This project is implemented by ALCDF
    Contact Us!
    More Information!

EcoNord goal is to strengthen the technical administrative financial capacity of CSOs in northern Albania regions.

Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation is implementing the project “Leveraging the capacities of CSO-s in the North of Albania”, the so called “Eco-Nord” project, financed from European Union Delegation in Albania. This project is funder under Civil Society Facility – Civic Initiative and Capacity Building component (part of IPA 2013).

The goal of the project is to strengthen the technical, administrative and financial capacity of CSOs in northern Albania regions (Diber, Kukes, Lezhe, and Shkoder regions) with a goal of positively impacting Albania’s SAA obligations.

Our specific objectives are:

Capacity Development

Creating capacity development facilities as a platform for knowledge, mentoring, and networking for environmental CSOs in North of Albania.


Financing small projects addressing conservation and enhancement of biodiversity, sustainable management of natural resources and the fight against climate change, through a “Local Initiative Fund” in the targeted area.

The main results of the project are:

CSOs in the North of Albania have raised their administrative, financial and technical capacities (based on reports by stakeholders and organizational assessments), through mentoring, training, coaching, and knowledge sharing;

CSOs in the North of Albania have increased involvement in advisory, decision making, networking, advocacy and lobbying activities for biodiversity issues at the local, regional and national levels;

The “Local Initiative Fund” is established, promoted, and managed in a transparent and accountable manner and at least 70% of the EU funding goes directly to CSOs implementing environmental and biodiversity projects;

CSOs in the North of Albania implement responsive and accountable projects that have an impact on environmental issues as prioritized and mandated by the program with funding from the “Local Initiative Fund” established by the action;

Knowledge and experience are capitalized/ institutionalized and shared via publications, webpage and conferences at the regional and national levels.

Latest Grants

We're excited to announce the second round of application is completed

For more information please follow the link VIEW ALL GRANTS.

Latest Updates

EcoNord Project a success story in environment protection and supporti... 27-Apr-2018 On 23 February was organized the closing ceremony of the Project” Leveraging the Capacities of the civil society in North of Albania, for the improvement of biodiversity and environmental protection-EcoNord, which finali...

View more

Eco Nord Forum a strong voice in advocating environmental issues in n... 30-Oct-2017 Lezhe, 31 October- The Eco Nord Project regional conference with the theme: Environment and Sustainable Development-challenges and opportunities for Eco Nord Forum” gathered participants from the 27  civil society orga...

View more

Innovative ecological panels installed in Ismail Qemali secondary scho... 17-Oct-2017 SHKODER, 17 October- The project “Promoting the improvement of indoor air quality in schools for a better health of our children” organized its closing ceremony which culminated with the installment of 50 ecological pane...

View more

ECO NORD Project participated at EU Fair 10-May-2017 ECO NORD project participated in the European Union Fair organized, on 10 May, at European Union Information Centre in Tirana. The event gathered youth, students, Civil Society representatives and citizens interested in...

View more