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What is AEP?

The Albanian Encouragement Project (AEP) is an organization composed of and representing approximately 70 Evangelical mission organizations from around the world working in furthering the values and dynamics of the Gospel in the lives and society of the people of Albania.

AEP members play a vital role in planting churches, strengthening existing churches, developing Albanian leadership, promoting economic and community development and providing humanitarian aid. AEP members seek to be a catalyst in the Albanian Evangelical community’s transformation of Albanian society into a model of God’s principles for mankind.

AEP actively supports the Evangelical Alliance of Albania (VUSh) in its role as the primary national representative of the Albanian Evangelical community in all its facets.

How Does AEP Function?

Founded in October 1991, the AEP functions as an umbrella organization for its members and provides a united front before the Albanian government and international agencies. While each member of the AEP remains autonomous in its individual ministry, AEP acts as a networking model and a forum for information exchange. By working together, member organizations enjoy increased effectiveness and avoid duplication of efforts. While encouraging diversity, AEP promotes unity by facilitating mutual respect and cooperation.

AEP has an Executive Committee and a Board to give overall direction, and an Administrator who is responsible for the daily operation of the office. The AEP is supported through membership fees
and the generous donations of supporters. The AEP is a non-profit Foundation registered in the
Albanian court (Tirana) on 20/3/95. Decision Nr 88 supported by Law nr 8788 of 7/05/01 for “Non-Profit Organizations.”

Our Services

The AEP office in the Albanian capital of Tirana serves as a central gathering place where individuals and organizations are able to meet with others and benefit from the fellowship and different services of the AEP, which include:

  • Postal Services through a central Postal box (under Contact Us page)
  • Assist with the Leje Qendrimi (resident permit) process for foreigners
  • Updates on new laws and political situations
  • Arrangement of contracts and discounts with various businesses.
  • An English library of books, video & DVDs
  • AEP identification cards
  • Orientation seminars for new missionaries
  • Fellowship and resourcing through National, Regional and an annual
    Board Meeting/Conference

You can download our brochure here