On January 26th, a meeting with local stakeholders was organized in Saranda, close to the study area in Albania. The meeting was aiming to present the project, to arrange the involvement of local stakeholders in the project activities and to establish a network with the stakeholders for the whole project period. There were more than 40 participants, from all the intended and invited institutions and other interested groups. There was also a high hierarchical level of representation from the local and central government. Most of the stakeholders showed a great interest in their involvement and participation in the project activities.