Urban Research Institute
“Success is Dependent on Efforts” – Sophocles, Philosopher
Trainings & Publications
URI has a wide experience in capacity building for local and central government staff. URI’s experts delivers trainings related to good governance, decentralization, human rights, environmental protection etc.
One of main fields URI works on is the preparation of various plans in the field of environmental protection, social inclusion and financial management.
Related to studies and research URI works in the preparation of feasibility studies, enhancement of integrated waste management infrastructure, evaluation of implementation of strategies in framework of EU integration etc.
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Mihallaq QirjoDeputy Executive Director, Environmental Policy Directorate

URI is one of the first organizations in Albania experienced in technical assistance to national and local institutions for a wide range of sustainable development issues. URI’s research work on environmental issues, especially related to waste management has contributed to the introduction of alternative and sustainable solutions for communities in various municipaliies in the country.

Bledar ÇuçiMinister of State for Local Issues

Over the last 10 years I have had the opportunity to know the work of the staff at the Urban Research Institute: dedicated professionals with impartial stand, active participants in important developments of the country, such as the Administrative and Territorial Reform and the National Decentralization Strategy. 2014

Viktor TushaMayor of Lezha Municipality

URI as a partner and valuable consultant, is characterised by professionalism and fairness in the development of local development projects and delivery of final products. 2014

Mirela KumbaroMinister of Culture

Significant is the fact that, despite difficulties encountered over the implementation of "ArTVision. A live art Channel", considering its international dimension and complexity, their good management and persistence towards the supervisory authorities made it possible to achieve a final level of realization of 98% on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, constituting a successful story for projects of similar magnitude. 2016

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