Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania and as well the heart of Albania’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.
It is located on the western center of the country surrounded by hills with the Dajti Mountain on the east and a slight valley opening on the north-west overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
Tirana is one of largest cities in the Balkan Peninsula ranking 7th with a population of 800,000 and the largest Albanian-speaking city in the world.
Being Albania’s primary city, Tirana is the leading political, social and cultural centre of Albania. Almost all of the largest companies, media and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city.
The city is taking its first steps in developing a sustainable food system and will launch a food policy at the end of the project. The pilot will work to give a certification to restaurants compliant with sustainable food from short supply chains and tackle food waste.