Research and Innovation Initiative (RII)
Research and Innovation Initiative (RII) is a new structure within IDM for advancing the Institute’s performance and quality of services through research in different areas such as security issues, EU integration processes, community building and development of local governance, economic performance etc.
The new established department (October 2009) has developed out of the research component of the activities carried out by the other divisions of IDM, as an attempt to better integrate and refine the research carried out, but also as a means for expanding the focus of the organization in other areas in order to better respond to the forthcoming challenges.
To fulfil its aim, RII is in a permanent involvement and consultation with the staff of both CESA and LGID, and the associated of IDM, while it also carries out its independent projects and delivers research services, expertise and policy options to interested groups and public at large. In this latter dimension RII takes the attributes of a think tank body, whose advocacy and policy options are based on scrupulous academic and applied research.
The staff of Research and Innovation Initiative division consists of a small and flexible team of experts who collaborate with the pool of experts from the CESA and LGDI divisions, as well as associate researchers. RII staff has established strategic links to various think-tanks, research institutions and networks in the region and in other parts of the world that have been partners with IDM.
Elona Dhëmbo, PHD
Shefqet Shyti - Project Coordinator
Egest Gjokuta - Researcher
Edlira Peço, PhD candidate
Nevila Sokoli, PhD
Artan Karini, PhD candidate
Adem Tamo, PHD