Institute for Democracy and Mediation
The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) is an independent non-governmental organization founded in November 1999 in Tirana, Albania. It works to strengthen the Albanian civil society, to monitor, analyze, and facilitate the Euro-Atlantic integration processes of the country and to help consolidate the good governance and inclusive policymaking. IDM carries on its objectives through expertise, innovative policy research, analysis, and assessment-based policy options.
IDM’s choice of activities to achieve its strategic objectives is an effort to go beyond simple one-time delivery projects. They form part of a continuing struggle to strengthen shared values and efficient interactions across the broad spectrum of political and non-political actors in Albania. IDM is dedicated to developing a profound understanding of contemporary challenges so as to shape sustainable reforming strategies and public policies in key socio-economic and political development pillars and to advance regional cost-effective approaches in support of crosscutting cooperation initiatives of key actors based on comprehensive research, policy assessment and multifaceted analysis.
These guiding principles and objectives represent the foundation of our mission, on which IDM forms the framework of its program priorities, shapes the results of its work, and drives the services and contribution to civil society efforts. IDM structure consists of Executive Management Office, three core departments/program areas as well as Admin and Finance Unit.
Executive Management Office
Sotiraq Hroni – Executive Director
Gjergji Vurmo – Program Director
IDM Department/Program Areas
Administrative and Support Unit
Denisa Shabani – Head of Finance Unit
Brixhilda Halilaj – Finance officer
Durim Tabaku – IT
Ardjan Ustaj – Driver and logistics