Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Welcome

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

  Centre for European and Security Affairs

 

 

  Local Governance and Integrated Development

 

 

  Research and Innovation Initiative

 

 

Administrative and Support Unit

 

 

 

Denisa Shabani – Head of Finance Unit

 

 

 

 

 Brixhilda Halilaj – Finance officer

 

 Durim Tabaku – IT

Ardjan Ustaj – Driver and logistics