REVATO Project – “Revitalization in the Historic Cities of Gjirokastra and Berat, funded by the EU(2011-2013), which addressed a series of problems that prevent the complex efforts for the preservation and development of the UNESCO Sites of Berat and Gjirokastra. This project was one of the biggest supported by the EU in Gjirokastra. Several historic building (11) benefited from the project, as their roofs were restored; along with a massive real estate value evaluation that was taken in both cities where more than 230 houses were evaluated. Most of the activities in the project were completed with a direct involvement of the local residents themselves. (