The Programme “Engage the Albanian Diaspora to the Social and Economic Development of Albania”, that established Connect Albania Mechanism, will be operational until the end of December 2021. Until then Connect Albania will continue to certify Interested Development Agents (IDAs) and assist foreign entrepreneurs who want to establish a business in Albania.

Compliant to the provisions of the Connect Albania Regulation, it will not be possible to award the bonus to those IDAs who have facilitated the registration of a new business in Albania as of 1 July 2021, based on the criteria of six months of activity from the date of business registration.

In the meantime, the Connect Albania Office staff welcome and assist applications from Albanian Diaspora members who want to become certified IDAs and requests from potential foreign investors who want to establish a business in Albania. Discussions are underway within the Government of Albania in order to ensure the sustainability of the Connect Albania mechanism and continue to ensure the role of the IDAs into the country’s economic development. Any news in this regard will be published in due time.