Following the planned activities in the districts, on 6 December 2018, in the city of Elbasan, was organized the activity "Italian-Albanian SME Development Program in Albania to respond to a new phase of entrepreneurship development, Growth and Competitiveness. Establishment of a Business Consortium ". This event was organized under the auspices of the Italian-Albanian SME Development Program in Albania.
Experts developed this PRODAPS & IASME promotional activity to support lending, manufacturing and processing, to create a unique, long-lasting and sustainable system that encourages Albanian entrepreneurs' investments, given that the program considers as the primary beneficiaries of enterprises operating in the manufacturing and processing sector and in the less developed areas of the country.
The loan line and program guarantee fund provide for conditions with major financial advantages, interest rates up to 3% for loans in Euros and guarantee fund coverage up to 60% of the required loan, for investment projects carried out by special categories of SMEs (in the manufacturing and processing sector, agro-processing, exporting, located in the most backward areas of the country, or those that have a positive impact in terms of creating employment opportunities, reducing pollution or producing energy from renewable sources.