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Here at Adriapol we look at development through a triple lenses that encompasses intelligent, creative and innovative ways to development. We believe in local solutions towards global development challenges that are present in the society of Albania and in Southeast Europe region. The Institute was founded in 2014 with the purpose of promoting innovation and growth both in Albania and Southeast Europe mainly through cooperation with neighbors and organizations set up in EU and EU countries. Read More

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The functionality of smart cities is growing while their numbers extend globally. Many smart actions are available to citizens already present in the infrastructure, education, and beyond.

Some of the main directions:

  1.  Smart Urbanization: Construction and Infrastructure.
  2.  Smart Living: Smart Homes, Outlets, Offices and Services.
  3.  Smart Governance: Mobility, Digital Services and Security
  4.  Smart Economy: Energy and Resources Efficiency
  5.  Smart Citizens: Open Innovation and Skilled Workforce.


Adriapol is a strong believer of creative economy. Competition has become global and Albania is getting more urban. Its cities and towns need to win investors and create more and better jobs by utilizing the unrecognized potential of creative industries.

Some of the main directions:

  1.  Creative Ecosystem: Stakeholders and Networks
  2.   Creative City: Places, Industries, Artists and Audiences
  3.   Creative Industry: Applied Arts and Digital Future.
  4.  Creative Community: Lifestyle and Cultural Events
  5.  Creative People: Creative Makers and Professional Skills


The competitiveness index for Albania is estimated at 4.06 points (out of the 7) according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, published by the World Economic Forum. At Adriapol we have mapped and analyzed the current economic sector competitiveness situation in Albania.

Some of the main directions:

  1.  Sustainable Growth: Environment and Climate Change
  2.  Business and Services: Entrepreneurship and Startup’s
  3.  Production: Manufacturing and Industry
  4.  Tourism and Related Sectors
  5.  Health and Wellbeing, Agri-food Value Chain