Project Title Empowerment of women in touristic areas through handcrafting production
Type of Contract/Category Grant contract
IPA Component


IPA 1 (2007-2013), Cross border Cooperation Programme: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

2nd call for proposals

Measure 1.1 Economic development
Functional Lead Partner, Lead partner and partners Functional Lead Partner: Association for Women with Social Problem, AL

Lead Partner: Women Association “Aureola”, MK

Partners: Korca Regional Council and administration, AL;

Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, AL;

“Une Gruaja” Association, AL;

Albanian Office of Tourist Services, AL;

Prefecture of Struga, MK

Sector of intervention: Tourism, cultural-natural heritage. Employment. Business promotion. Vulnerable groups.


Action location/s AL– Region of Korca

MK –Region of Struga

Project aim & Objective: Contribution to the promotion of sustainable economic growth and attractiveness of the CB area. Enhanced capacities and CBC among local stakeholders and institutions in managing and programming regional cultural tourism development, increased role of cultural heritage in social and economic development, raised awareness about regional cultural assets through structured and professional information dissemination and socio-cultural activities targeting internal and external audiences, markets and customers, strengthened capacities of local artisans to reach international and tourism markets through with a particular inclusion of woman from the cross border region.
Results: Regional Strategy for Cultural Marketing of Korca Region (Bucimas and Voskopoje) and the one of Struga; Promotional materials; Regional Touristic Guide; Artisan incubators established; Three cross regional fairs delivered; Three mini artisan fairs delivered; Workshops, round tables and training session delivered.
Facts & Figures The key facts & figures relevant to the project:

Project duration: 18 months

Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in MK: € 83,470.00
Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in AL: € 113,838.00