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Monitoring visit to partners in Albania


As part of the regional project “Strengthening resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during COVID-19 and future disasters”, project coordinators Nataša Todorović and others Dr Milutin Vračević visited partners in Albania. This was a monitoring visit during which meetings were held with partners in Albania, and it also featured visits to civil society organizations that, within the project, are working on their own small projects financed through micro-grants.

The project coordinators met with Artur Katuci, the Secretary General of the Albanian Red Cross, as well as with the financial service of this National Society, and discussed the implementation of the project and the final activities planned for the third year, which will also include a public advocacy campaign based on the results of research on access to services long-term care and recommendations for decision makers.

Meetings were also held with the Albanian Association of Geriatricians and Gerontologists, the other project partner in Albania. A visit to the organization that implements the microgrant in Korçë and has four day care centres for older persons was also organized. The project coordinators visited two centres, one of which exclusively works with older Roma men and women. In Korçë, a visit to the office of the international organization Dorcas was also organized, where potential future cooperation in the region was discussed. The coordinators also visited the municipal Red Cross branch of Korçë.

This project is financed by the European Union, the Austrian Development Agency and the Austrian Red Cross, while the project is coordinated by the Red Cross of Serbia in the Western Balkans Region.