Sector Policy Dialogue: Planning IPA SRC implementation 2018 in Albania

In November 2014 the Albanian Government has adopted a comprehensive national strategy setting out planned measures to modernise the vocational education and training (VET) system and the national employment service until 2020.
The European Union has agreed to co-fund these measures through a Budget Support programme with a value of max. €30 million. The payment of respective tranches of money are coupled to the achievement of specific indicators.
The EU Delegation, jointly with the ETF, are engaged in a regular dialogue with the Albanian authorities and all implementing partners on all sector policies and the agreed objectives. In this context, the ETF is organising a workshop in Tirana on 31 January 2018, which assists the Albanian side in planning the next reform steps and identifying possible obstacles and remedies to ensure a smooth implementation of the 2018 performance indicators.