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[02 November 2018] National Conference: Violent extremism in Albania: A national assessment of drivers, forms and threats

NATIONAL CONFERENCE Violent extremism in Albania: A national assessment of drivers, forms and threats   02 November 2018, Hotel Tirana International (Consortium Room) The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) will organise the Conference “Violent extremism in Albania” (2 November 2018). The event will launch findings of the study on forms, …

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Redion Qirjazi

Redion Qirjazi is a researcher at IDM’s Center for European and Security Affairs (CESA). His research work and interests revolve around issues related to national security, defense, terrorism, conflict resolution, violent extremism, anti-corruption practices, public sector integrity and good governance. Previously, Redion served as an officer in the Albanian Army …

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Rovena Sulstarova 

Rovena Sulstarova is a project manager and researcher at IDM Albania. Her main research interests are anti-corruption, transparency, integrity and education. Additionally, Rovena is IDM’s in-house legal expert that assists with legislation and judiciary-related projects. Her work experiences include leading positions in public administration and educational institutions. For over three years, …

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Albana Hasmeta

Albana Hasmeta works as a Project Officer for the Local Governance and Integrated Development department. Besides organising events and activities for projects, Albana provides administrative support and liaises with stakeholders according to project’s relevance. As IDM is currently the leading organisation of the Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD), Albana’s …

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Diori Angjeli

Diori Angjeli is a project assistant focusing on democratisation, good governance and civil society development in rural communities. He has helped IDM with landmark projects such as CIVILISC and ANRD, which both consider the empowerment of democracy and civil society in the Albanian local communities as their main focus. Before …

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Leonie Vrugtman

Leonie is a researcher and project coordinator working predominantly on topics such as religious tolerance, good governance, policy analysis, and preventing / countering violent extremism. In addition, she assists in business process management and coordinates IDM’s communications strategy. Besides her work at IDM, Leonie is an analyst at Global Risk Insights, an international …

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Armela Xhaho

Armela Xhaho is a researcher and manager at the IDM Centre for European and Security Affairs. Her main interests are gender, migration, social inclusion, organised crime and good governance. Before joining IDM, Armela worked as a PhD Research fellow at the UNYT research centre, coordinating all research activities and the ongoing field …

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Aleka Papa

Aleka Papa is a policy researcher and works as the Manager of the Research and Development Center. Her areas of expertise include civil society development and public administration reform. Since 2015, she has authored the reports for Albania of USAID’s CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Ms. Papa is the …

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Gjergji Vurmo

Gjergji Vurmo is IDM’s Programme Director and a senior researcher on good governance, civil society, security and western Balkan’s EU accession. His work focuses on governance, the European Union, and a number of security-related issues, including radicalism and violent extremism. He is author of several IDM studies and reports related …

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Romario Shehu 

Romario Shehu is a junior researcher and project assistant, focusing on issues of security, good governance and democracy. His research is centred on radicalization and violent extremism, but he has also worked on topics related to anti-corruption, public administration, and building community resilience. Before joining IDM, Romario worked as an intern …

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