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  • Local pilot site assessment : Vlora (Albania)

The Municipality of Vlora consists of 5 administrative units (Vlora, Orikum, Qendër, Novoselë and Shushicë) with a total population of 202,000 inhabitants including Greek, Roma and Egyptian minorities. Local data indicate that only 64% of the households of the area pay their energy bills regularly and that the average monthly energy consumed per household (168 kWh) in Vlora is 23% lower than the minimum in national level.

In the Albanian pilot site of Vlora, the EmpowerMed project will target the following vulnerable groups: (i) the elderly, mostly women; (ii) single parent families, mainly single mothers, (iii) ethnic communities (Roma and  Egyptian); (iv) unemployed and employed at risk of poverty, with a focus on women.

Project actions include: health and energy poverty workshops with the participation of local healthcare centres; interventions aimed at improving the building conditions in dwellings with multiple problems; promotion of good investment practices in public buildings (e.g, kindergartens and schools) to ensure minimum living standards and access to electricity; and involvement of Roma community members as volunteers during household visits and in small scale interventions.

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Albanian Pilot Site (Vlora) (Albanian)