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Setting up a business

Assistance after returning

Have you just returned from Germany to Albania? Do you first need to get your bearings and look for an opportunity to start again? Help is available with this. The URA Albania reintegration project is there for you. Please take note of the conditions below.

URA Albania offers advice and emergency aid in the first few weeks and
months after returning. This assistance makes it easier to make a new start in Albania.

The individual support you get depends on your personal needs. It starts off with you having a confidential chat with one of the project’s social workers in Tirana. He or she will then work with you and your family to prepare a plan that sets out the help you need.

URA Albania offers help like the following:

  • Welfare advice
  • Psychological counselling
  • Emergency aid in the form of contributions in kind
  • Special help for children

Conditions: You can get help from URA Albania if you have come from one of the following federal states in Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein.
You can only get help after voluntarily returning if you come from one of the following states:
Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia.

One further condition is that you must have lived in Germany for at least 3 months immediately before your return.

Worth knowing for returnees across Albania. The office is in Tirana. Albanian all these services are free of charge. Please note Rückkehrerinnen und Rückkehrer nach Albanien people who have come back to Albania.
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Help with starting a business

The Innovation Hub Tirana will help you with the first steps of starting a business. You can get support in the following areas:

  • start-up advice
  • marketing
  • legal matters
  • information and communications technology.

You can:

  • take part in seminars
  • seek advice
  • use the Hub’s infrastructure.

The Hub also runs a number of different training courses.

The training courses are free, but you will need to send in your business idea to apply for them.

Worth knowingRequirements: You have to send a business idea to apply.

Innovation Hub Tirana (Godina e Inovacionit)
Rruga Papa Gjon Pali 2

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