Online bilateral meetings with IPA7 project beneficiaries – Albania

A coordination meeting with the national authorities of the six beneficiaries of the EMCDDA-IPA7 project was planned as a face-to-face event during the course of 2020. The aim was to present the project, discuss its ongoing and future activities, understand the national needs of partners and how the EMCDDA and the IPA 7 project could help them overcome any possible obstacles to the implementation of activities. As the COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of international travel, all 2020 meetings with the IPA7 project’s beneficiaries were postponed. At the regional coordination meeting on 25 November 2020, the decision was taken to hold an online bilateral meeting with each IPA beneficiary during the first quarter of 2021 as it is still too early to schedule any in-person meetings.