TAP’s Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) Programme amounts to more than €14 million. Projects will focus on four areas:
- Quality of life of local communities, with an emphasis on school rehabilitation
- Capacity building in sectors relevant to the communities crossed by TAP
- Livelihoods, with an emphasis on initiatives in agriculture
- Donations and emergency response
TAP representatives are in continuous dialogue with local communities and all levels of government to develop mutually agreed SEI projects that support the community’s own development priorities.
Discover some of the SEI projects implemented in Albania.
Aiming to ensure young professionals succeed beyond university auditoriums, TAP is running an internship programme in Albania. During a period of six months, a small group of talented students have the opportunity to work in the project’s key departments and receive coaching from leading experts in the energy industry. The first round of TAP’s Internship Programme was successfully concluded, while the second round (July-December 2017) is under way.
The main bridge in the Albanian city of Çorovoda was narrow, in poor conditions and only allowed one-way traffic. The bridge facilitates access to the main hospital in Çorovoda and other touristic sights in this part of Albania. TAP intervened and constructed a two-lane bridge which now allows safer transport, supporting the local economy and tourism.
Visiting the Osumi Canyon, one of Albania’s most beautiful landmarks, was difficult and unsafe. TAP and the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) partnered to build two modern panoramic platforms, enabling better and safer access for over 15,000 tourists every year. The total investment amounts to €132,000 and approximately 100 people were employed in the process.