About the project

EU4Culture project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is implemented by UNOPS in a close partnership with the Ministry of Culture. It is one of the largest cultural heritage programmes designed by the European Union with a total budget of € 40 million. EU4Culture programme extends to the entire territory affected by the earthquake of November 26, 2019. In addition to the restoration, the project will invest in the revitalization of selected cultural heritage sites, including upgrade of services and site conditions. It’s goal is also to increase tourism potential, directly contributing towards Albania's socio-economic recovery. Local entrepreneurship, artisanship and creative creation evolving around selected sites shall be supported through grants, providing a direct boost to local production and social wellbeing.








Unops
Who we are

UNOPS is a UN agency that provides infrastructure, procurement and project management services for a more sustainable world. We combine the best of the UN and the private sector to ensure our partners maximize the positive impact of their peace and security, humanitarian and development projects – with equality, inclusiveness, sustainability and resilience as the foundations of our work. Unops supports projects in more than 80 countries around the world with a total delivery of 2.2 billion $ during 2020. We help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

UNOPS Albania office was established in September 2020. In Albania, we work with our partners on a range of projects. This includes the EU4Culture project, our support to the government of Albania on the COVID-19 response efforts, regional (Western Balkans) programs, supporting reform processes to achieve EU accession and progress on country development agendas. We also work closely with the UN Country team on sustainable development actively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2026 with the Albanian government.



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Restored Sites

What we do
Site Category Region Administrative Unit Type of Intervation
National Historical Museum First Category Tirana Tirana Restoration Read More
Mosaic of the National Historical Museum Second Category Tirana Tirana Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
National Puppet Theatre First Category Tirana Tirana Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans Read More
Ethnographic Museum in Kavaja First Category Kavajë Kavajë Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content/ Musealization Read More
Archaeological Museum in Durres Not a monument Durres Durres Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content/ Musealization Read More
Ethnographic Museum in Durres First Category Durres Durres Restoration Read More
Hamam in Durres First Category Durres Durres Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content Read More
Venetian Tower First Category Durres Durres Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content Read More
St. Anthony Church, Cape of Rodon First Category Durres Durres Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Ethnographic Museum in Kruja First Category Krujë Krujë Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content/ Musealization Read More
The Kurcaj Bridge First Category Krujë Nikël/Kurcaj Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Monastery Church of Rubik First Category Mirditë Rubik Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Bashtova Castle First Category Rrogozhinë Kryevidh/Ballaj Conservation/Infrastructure/Cultural Heritage and Bussines plans/ Digital Content Read More
Castle of Ishëm First Category Durrës Ishëm Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Ruins of Cultural HeritageurCultural Heritage of St Mary First Category Kurbin Mamurras/Shën Mëri Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Building of the Institute for – Formerly Politically Persecuted Second Category Tiranë Tiranë Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Former Archbishopric of Durres, Delbnisht Second Category Kurbin Milot/Delbnisht Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
Ministry of Culture Second Category Tiranë Tiranë Conservation/Infrastructure Read More
National Library Fund First Category Tiranë Tiranë Digitalization Read More
National Gallery of Arts Second Category Tiranë Tiranë Digitalization Read More