Rawmaterialsalbania

Raw Materials Albania

WORK PLAN



Draft idea for the activities that will be expected to be realized during the year 2024 by the EIT RawMaterials Regional Innovation Center in Albania



Draft working plan for 2024

Nr

Type of activity

Targets/objectives

Timeline

Type of personnel needed for this task & time allocation

1

The kick-off event for informing the raw material community and behind on the establishment Regional Center if Raw Material in Albania.

Promotion of the Center

18th January 2024, Elbasan

All team

2

The first Albanian raw material community dialogue “ The state of Raw Material sector in Albania, the actions to anticipate the needs of the market”

The dialogues will be organized annually with topics based on the needs coming by the raw material community. Topics to be agreed with EIT EIT RawMaterials.

June September 2024

 

3

Setting up the webpage for the Center, and social media channels (Distribute information about the vision, mission, and activities of EIT RawMaterials –actively promote and disseminate activities via social media, websites, stakeholders mailing lists, (raising awareness among local stakeholders on EIT RawMaterials activities, cooperation opportunities and inviting them to connect at big events) and produce media pieces about EIT RawMaterials activities with high impact

The webpage and media channel will be used as the stream for communication with all stakeholders

periodically

ID and PR

4

Announcement of the Albanian Raw Materials DAY

On this day community of raw materials will organize the activities for supporting, developing, promoting and enforced the RM sector in Albania

Tentative date 1st October

MIE RC of RM (team)

5

Map local ecosystem and stakeholders

The preparation of the database of stakeholders on the raw material sector in Albania

February-December 2024

Engineers of Regional Center

6

Participate in EIT RawMaterials RIS Hub meetings and joint EIT Community (Cross-KIC) RIS Hub meetings.

Participation of at least 1 representative from the Center

According to the EIT RawMaterials agenda

Representative of RC

7

Create a concrete plan for next period which maps out a path towards financial sustainability of the Center

Draft the plan of activities and potential financial support for 2024. In collaboration with EIT RawMaterials and DG RI (is this DG RTD?) identify possibilities to access RIS funds through accelerating integration

From the Regional office

 

8

Start the work on supporting of the sector on identifying opportunities of participation in different projects and matchmaking activities in collaboration with EIT RawMaterials and Facilitate regional funding available to support the above activities

Establish synergies at a local level, identifying funding (schemes that could be matched with EIT RawMaterials funds and/or ERMA funds and support activities to synergise them and collaboration opportunities also with regards to the ESIF, IPA III funds and the funding supporting the Growth Plan for the Western Balkans.

Depending on when the Hub will be established

 





 



ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTER (to the table above) TO BE CONSIDERED:

  • Promote activities in the field of mining and related industry;

  • Promote cooperation between actors of the quadruple helix (central and local government, academia, business and civil society) in the field of raw materials;

  • Distribute information about the vision, mission, and activities of EIT RawMaterials –actively promote and disseminate activities via social media, websites, stakeholders mailing lists, (raising awareness among local stakeholders on EIT RawMaterials activities, cooperation opportunities and inviting them to connect at big events) and produce media pieces about EIT RawMaterials activities with high impact.

  • Promote raw materials sector innovation with Success Stories

  • Create appropriate curricula for higher education and professional education, provide training and opportunities to prepare qualified staff for the sector, as well as promote the sector of raw materials;

  • Contribute to the absorption of the brain and the prevention of its removal;

  • Contribute to the strengthening and modernization of the extractive and processing industry of raw materials;

  • Contribute to (or facilitate) the introduction of green technology, and the development of the sector, in order to increase the supply of raw materials from Albania for the European market.

  • Fulfil the administrative responsibilities to EIT RawMaterials report Center activities to the EIT RawMaterials (according to standards for managing and reporting in a professional manner).

  • Coach” raw materials sector relevant applications to international calls

  • Regularly report on the RIS Hub’s plans and achievements to the EIT RawMaterials (EIT RawMaterials RIS Manager).

  • Establish close collaboration and offer regular support to the EIT National Contact Points (NCPs) in terms of information provision for upcoming opportunities for local stakeholders and results of KIC calls (if needed, help them understand the specificities around the KIC they represent), and also regularly inquire at the EIT NCP about opportunities for potential national/regional and other available funding.



KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OF THE CENTER (FOR 2024)



 

2024

2025

1. Number of innovations, referred by the Center, launched on the market with KIC support;

2

2. Number of start-ups, referred by the Center, created by the KIC;

1

1

3. Number of start-ups and scale-ups, referred by the Center, supported by the KIC;

1

1

4. Number of students enrolled in EIT-labelled programmes, supported and / or referred by the Center;

3

3

5. Number of graduates from EIT-labelled programmes, supported and / or referred by the Center;

3

3

6. Number of participants in non-labelled EIT education and training activities, supported and / or referred by the Center;

10

10

7. Number of new and established KIC Partners from Albania, supported and / or referred by the Center;

1

2

8. Number of active partners collaborating in the KIC, initially supported and / or referred by the Center;

2

2

9. Number of entities / organisations participating in EIT and KIC activities from other regions, supported and / or referred by the Center;

2

2

10. Number of KIC-specific events, workshops, meetings, organised by the Center, and the number of participants;

1×20 p

3×30

11. Cross-KIC events and / or activities organised or participated in by the Center, in coordination with other EIT Community offices in the country, and the number of participants;

1

(3 persons.)

2

12. Number of national-level innovation events attended by the Center to promote the EIT Community;

2

2

13. Amount of external funding, attracted from synergies / cooperation agreements identified / concluded by the Center, contributing to the Financial Sustainability of the Center, and the amount of funding attracted;

tbd

tbd

14. Amount of external funding, attracted from synergies / cooperation agreements identified / concluded by the Center, contributing to the Financial Sustainability of the KIC, and the amount of funding attracted;

tbd

tbd

15. Number of media mentions of the KIC / Centre in local publications / news outlets.

2

4

16. Number of sector relevant applicants to EIT Jumpstarter programme, referred by the Centre.

1

1



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