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Friends of Albania represents Albanians from all over the world who work for the growth and development of Albania. We promote networking, business and education with Albanians abroad, and our fellow Albanians at home.
One of our primary mandates is to improve Albania’s educational opportunities. To meet this objective, in 1999, we founded IRVA, a dynamic, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary and international team of academics, experts and consultants who bring with them expertise in:
• finance and economy;
• science and technology
• international relations, governance and public policy
• performance monitoring and evaluation
• international project management
IRVA’s vision is to provide access to training and technology and equip Albanian professionals and youth, both in Albania and abroad, with skills and capacities critical for attaining success in the 21st century, a capability that will transform Albanians into a competitive workforce in the national and international marketplace.
IRVA’s mission is to promote innovation in education through E-Learning and the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education; to advocate the use of international standards in education; to incentivize evaluation and accreditation of educational providers and professional certificates; and encourage youth engagement in Vocational Educational Training and Adult Education with the purpose of employment, self-employment and social action.