1. The Project “MONET – culture in MOtion in Adriatic Network of Museums”,

The Project “MONET – culture in MOtion in Adriatic Network of Museums”, funded through the first call for ordinary projects of the programme INTERREG IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro 2014/2020 (Priority Axis 2 – Specific Objective 2.2), mainly aims to create a model network of museums and cultural sites in the programme area, according to a common methodology and through innovative services and means.

Innova Ltd has been engaged in MONET project by offering her professional expertise in project and financial management of the project. Our staff is experienced in managing projects funded by the European Union and has completed successfully several projects funded by EU.  The project has been managed efficiently ensuring the implementation of all the activities according to the activity plan table and has ensured an efficient operational and financial management & and a suitable monitoring system.

Innova has been in charge of the Organization of activities such as:

  • Organization and coordination of a round table with representatives of BJCEM and experts that contributed in MONET activities from all the partners that consists of the evaluation of possible temporary exhibitions with exchanges of works or future realization of permanent collection in the museums that are hosting BJCEM works.
  • Organization and coordination of Artistic exchange laboratories which facilitated artistic production and promote sustainable collaboration between young creative people and established artists in different disciplines of contemporary art (visual art, design, video, and craft). These 2 weeks long exchange and cross-border collaboration has provided educational workshops and contamination of different approaches, techniques, views on valorization of cultural heritage of places and will enter new life in production processes related to contemporary themes.
  • Organization and coordination of Artists for Museum merchandising products workshop – This activity aimed to question the importance of merchandising products in museum everyday business confronting museum management and artists with experts through educational workshops. Furthermore, this activity has produced a study that evaluates legal options to implement these products in museum stores and in that way completes museum offer.
  • Organization and coordination of a final conference with aim to enhance capacities of stakeholders in the field of cultural and natural heritage by promoting economic development of Programme area through realization of integrated cultural tourist itineraries. Second part of conference included a panel discussion for public authority and museums about inter-clustering, fund raising and sharing visibility of created network to involve local communities and territories in cultural activities, working together in an integrated and creative way.

Project and financial management

  • Maintenance of financial data records (costs incurred, forecast budget and funds remaining and also budget reallocation)
  • Communication with ministry staff member and project partners in order to deliver all activities on time.
  • Reviewing the PRAG requirements and financial documents for tender procedures for external experts contracted
  • Preparation of a portfolio for each staff member for each month such as: Periodic staff report, Payment list and banking transfer of the salary, Payment list and banking transfer of the social health insurance. Staff assignment prepared for each staff member in the beginning of each period.
  • The upload of Periodic Partner Report on eMS system of Interreg IPA CBC Italy- Albania- Montenegro including narrative report, staff cost package per each staff member and all deliverables regarding concluded activities.

2. Project HAMLET: Highlighting Artisanal Manufacturing, cuLture and Eco Tourism

Project HAMLET: Highlighting Artisanal Manufacturing, cuLture and Eco Tourism, funded through the first call for ordinary projects of the programme INTERREG IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro 2014/2020 (Priority Axis 2 – Specific Objective 2.2): The overall objective of the project HAMLET is to enhance historical centres, villages and small towns, and highlight the environmental and cultural assets of the selected territories. By developing a common strategy for tourism management, the project aimed to boost cooperation between Italy, Albania and Montenegro, bringing up to the same standard the level of products and services offered, gathered under a unique cross border brand, identifying the peculiarities of the Adriatic area. At the same time, the introduction of the involved areas into the tourism circuit boosted local economy, with positive effects on employment and social well-being.

  • Activity – Environmental and cultural research activities

Innova Ltd has been in charge of the organisation of round tables with local associations. In order to put in evidence the natural features, monuments and other elements related to cultural heritage, first it was made a research from the data available in the existing national data base. After that, were identified the local operators in cultural and environmental field. A list of local operators with their contacts has been prepared. They were invited in a round table organised in order to prepare a map of natural sites, villages and towns to be valorised. The activity aimed to put in evidence natural features, monuments, ancient traditions and works of the chosen locations Antigone, Labove e Kryqit and Libohove.

  • Activity – Diversifying tourist destinations.

Organization of workshops with local tour operators with the collaboration of tourist’s experts. The diversification of the tourist destinations was realized through the implementation of several actions and the active collaboration of territorial stakeholders. The activity aimed on with the organization of workshops with local tour operators by taking advantage of their territorial knowledge and exploiting the results deriving from the mapping. In this workshop were present 14 participants which came from different background such are cultural heritage specialists, tourism specialists from the municipality, different touristic guides, representatives of Visit Gjirokastra, representatives from Experience Gjirokastra etc.

  • Activity – Organization of the Adriatic festival

 

Through the realization of the Adriatic festival, all the results deriving from the previous activities has been highlighted. The festival has made use of the collaboration and participation of actors already involved in previous project activities, such as artisanal SMEs, tour operators, cultural associations, writers and artistic groups. Moreover, performance of artisans has been organized to highlight their products and professions. A very important part of the festival was the organization of the historical re-enactment, with the support of cultural associations, thanks to which the ancient rites, traditions and inherited customs were valorized. The areas of Libohova, Labova e Kryqi and Antigone as part of the HAMLET project, aim in themselves to increase the attractiveness of natural and cultural assets and encourage the development of sustainable tourism in this area, which in turn will lead to the improvement of economic development.

3. UNDP Albania: Development of Blue Economy Programme.

The aim of this assignment was to develop a programmatic approach for the national Blue Economy Programme for high level officials, that will support the national maritime sector planning for a mid-term objective:

  • Development of a Stakeholders Mapping and Management Plan for every stage of the programme through meetings and consultations with relevant government and nongovernment institutions related to the Blue Economy;
  • Development of a roadmap with clear objectives and targets to be achieved at each phase of the programme, with the involvement of relevant actors;
  • Development of a resource mobilization plan for the program, where potential sources of financing for the various components of the program are identified after consultation with relevant stakeholders.

4. Prime Minister Office

Local data quality consultancy under the project “Second Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Capacity Building Support to the Implementation of the Integrated Planning System (IPS 2)”. Main objective of the assignment was to strengthen the administrative capacity of IPSIS in the quality assurance aspects related to the design, development and analyses, in order to properly assure the requested level of outputs of the IPSIS that has been contracted out, through introducing of a proper quality standards

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  • Contribute to assess a methodology for Systemic Relevance Assessment related to KPIs of IPSIS
  • Resources and Capacities for IPSIS usability: A capacity assessment for Line Ministries with regard to strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, have been prepared.
  • Assessment for the Compatibility of Strategic Documents with the Framework of Preparation of Strategic Documents and Strategic Planning at the Central and Local Level.

Main outputs:

  • One Comprehensive Need Analysis for the sector of Finance and Economy: analysis of quality assurance for KPIs for all the strategic framework of this sector.
  • Contribute to development of the Systemic Data National Action Plan
  • Develop a Master Data management manual for Finance and Economy Sector
  • Develop a quality data manual for Finance and Economy sector.
  • Perform on job trainings for developing KPIs and ensure data quality management.

5. European Commission. Joint Research Centre. September 2020-March 2021.

Objective of the assignment:

Improve the Quantitative Mapping Report (Albania RIS3 Mapping): for Albania Smart specialization strategy: integrate the existing analysis in order to provide a coherent document that analyses sectors and inter-sectoral domains with proven strengths and potential to drive economic transformation along the 3 dimensions of economic, research and innovation potential.

6. Hill International Technical Assistance for Prime Minister Office

  1. Work in close coordination with the designated experts in the PMO and the Ministry of Finance and Economy to identify the linkages between National Strategic Projects Package and Medium – Term Budget Program and elaborate procedures and tools for its effective implementation.
  2. Contribute to the development of working procedures and contribute to Priority Policy Declarations. Provide inputs to Priority Policy Declaration 2022-2024.
  3. Provide workshops to empower relevant staff from the relevant Ministries to handle the procedures and the tools developed.

7. Ecory’s Technical Assistance for Ministry of Finance and Economy

Improving capacity of the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and other relevant public institutions to effectively coordinate and implement the public finance management reform strategy as well as to effectively coordinate and interlink PFM reforms with other ongoing reform implementations.

    1. Design and deliver common Sector Budget Support trainings/workshops to deepen the
      knowledge and skills of range of project beneficiaries
    2. Targeted hands-on support to Sector Budget Support stakeholders to address specific
      bottlenecks they encounter
    3. Support Directorate of Public Finance Management to establish Knowledge & Learning Platform for Sector Budget Support stakeholders to share knowledge and learning.
    4. Facilitate the setting up of internal MoFE coordination structures as well as regular engagement and dialogue with Civil Society Organisations, Parliament and donors on the implementation of the PFM reforms, annual report, action plans.
    5. Compile a training need analysis, develop and implement a capacity building plan to facilitate the implementation of PFM reforms as outlined in the PFM strategy.

8. UNDP Albania- develop a programmatic - fiches for the Blue Economy Program

  1. Assess the effects of Covid-19 in the Maritime Industry in Albania and Develop Recovery Plan Guidelines.
  2. Develop programmatic fiches following a participatory approach and in consultation and cooperation with the Prime Ministry Office of Development Programmes and Cooperation, following the EU IPA, WBIF guidelines on project identification forms.
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