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 the consolidation of good governance and inclusive policy making. 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 develop a profound understanding on contemporary challenges to shape sustainable reforming strategies and public policies in key socio-economic and political development pillars, as well as to advance regional cost-effective approaches in support of intra / cross sectoral 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 programme priorities, shapes the results of its work and drives the services and contribution to civil society efforts. IDM structure consists of three core departments / programme areas: