The Italian-Albanian Program for the Development of Albanian SMEs, in close cooperation with the Durrës Chamber of Commerce, held in the city of Durrës an activity with topic “The Italian-Albanian Program for the Development of Albanian SMEs responding to the challenges of a new development stage of Entrepreneurship, Growth and Competitiveness”. Approximately 40 small and medium-sized enterprises from the region of Durrës, and representatives of private commercial banks and business associations participated in the meeting. During this activity, different experts discussed on different opportunities to support the local business through funding schemes. During the activity, the PMU experts addressed issues related to the opportunities, conditions and the path to be followed by the SMEs in order to benefit from the financial opportunities provided for their development by the PRODAPS & IASME Program. The workshop also focused on the grants that the Program has provided in support of businesses, and particularly SMEs, in order to enhance their capacities and to improve their access to international markets. The round-table held by the end of the workshop enabled the identification of companies with a high interest and need for assistance from consultants and funding from the Program for all Italian machineries required by them. The information workshops organised by PRODAPS & IASME shall continue to expand to other districts of Albania.