The Franco-Albanian Archaeological Mission of the Korçë Basin was created in 1993 within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the Archaeological Institute of Tirana, now attached to the Centre d'Études Albanologiques, the École Française d'Athènes and the Aegean Protohistory research team of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (UMR 7041 of the CNRS), with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under the joint direction of French and Albanian researchers, it has since been carrying out excavations and surveys centred on the Korçë basin, a small inland plain in south-eastern Albania with a rich archaeological heritage, particularly for the prehistoric periods (Neolithic to Iron Age).

The three main operations carried out until 2013 were, on the one hand, the excavations of the lake sites of Sovjan (Korçë basin) and Kallamas (Prespa lake), and on the other hand, the intensive prospection of the whole northern part of the Korçë basin, around the ancient Maliq lake (PALM programme).

The Mission's activity is now primarily devoted to studying the results of this fieldwork with a view to their publication.