Albania successfully completed the planned activities within the framework of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) of S3. The findings and recommendations of this process will be presented at the event scheduled for October 31, 2023, in Tirana and will serve as the basis for drafting the Strategy, which will commence in November 2023, including the determination of action plans and indicators for monitoring. To support this phase of drafting the Strategy, a two-day training on 'Policy Mix and Monitoring for Smart Specialization' was held for Albania and Kosovo on May 22 and 23, 2023. The training was organized according to the methodology specified by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). It involved members of the National S3 Team, coordinators of institutions within the Interministerial Committee of S3 in Albania, and colleagues from Kosovo. They were trained by JRC experts on action planning and monitoring for S3. This meeting was held under the special supervision of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ms. Belinda Balluku, with the support of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).