The Institute for Democracy and Mediation – IDM, was established in November 1999 as a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the advancement of societal capacities, skills and knowhow. IDM generates knowledge and expertise for inclusive policy making, evidence-based alternatives to bolster democracy and sustainable development.
Starting as a relatively small organization in the first years, from 2005 onwards IDM has increasingly developed as a think tank organization actively contributing to reforms and development processes in five key areas – Governance and public integrity; Security Sector Reform; EU accession process; Local governance and integrated development; and Civic space.
IDM carries on its objectives through expertise, policy analysis, applied research, as well as through building capacities of key societal actors, and developing partnerships for policy alternatives. Our choice of activities to achieve IDM strategic objectives is an effort to go beyond 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.