News archive - Albania in the EU- EU funding overview, including H2020

Albania is currently a candidate country of the EU, awaiting opening accession negotiations.

The EU is the largest provider of financial assistance to Albania providing

  • €1.25 billion in EU pre-accession funds 2007-2020
  • €135 million for sector budget support programmes
  • €464 million provided in European Investment Bank loans since 1999
  • €143.8 million provided since 2009 in Western Balkans Investment Framework grants, leveraging investments of estimated €2.3 billion
  • €14.9 million in disaster relief after the 2015 flood.

When it comes to the performance of Albanian RTDI organisations in H2020, 377 organisations (one organisation participating in N proposals is counted N times) applied for the Horizon 2020 grants with 9.8% success rate. In total, 40 organisations were involved in 37 grant agreements in total. One SME organisation received Seal of Excellence that is awarded to all high quality proposals under H2020 SME Instrument, which are above the quality threshold but cannot be awarded under the available budget.

There were three organisations funded under Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (one organisation participating in N proposals is counted N times).

Net EU contribution awarded to Albanian organisations was EUR 3.55  mio. Albania is ranked 14 (out of 16 Associated Countries), when it comes to participation level, and 14 (out of 16 Associated Countries) when it comes to budget share.


Geographical focus
  • H2020
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on March 5, 2020
Modified on March 9, 2020