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Alban Dafa

Alban Dafa joined the IDM team as a researcher on governance and security. He had previously served in the Albanian Naval Force as a patrol boat commander, navigator, and junior hydrographer. During his time in the Albanian navy, he was engaged in NATO standardization programs and in self-initiated efforts to …

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Board and Advisory Council

IDM BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Board of Trustees is the highest decision-making body of the organisation, that is in charge of overseeing the overall implementation of IDM’s program and activities. The Board of Trustees is composed of: IDM ADVISORY COUNCIL The Advisory Board is composed of longstanding associates of the Institute …

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Analysis: Curbing Political Influence on Anti-Corruption Agencies: The case of Albania |2018

Analysis: Curbing Political Influence on Anti-Corruption Agencies: The case of Albania |2018 This paper was a contribution to the Aspen Conference proceedings on “Curbing political Curbing Political Influence on Independent Institutions in the Western Balkans“ on September 3-6, 2018 in Skopje. Click to download the Albanian and English version. 

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[11 December 2018] Roundtable Discussion: Progress in implementing the Public Administration Reform in Albania 

Roundtable Discussion  Progress in implementing the Public Administration Reform: Presenting of National PAR Monitor Report for Albania 11 December 2018, Hotel Tirana International, Metropol Hall Western Balkan (WB) countries have been implementing public administration reforms (PAR) as one of the fundamental reform areas on the path to EU membership and their progress …

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Besjana Kuci

Besjana Kuci works as a Project Coordinator and researcher at the IDM. Ms. Kuci holds a M.Sc. in Political Theory and a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Tirana. Over the last five years, Ms. Kuci has successfully managed projects on police integrity, strengthening of civil society …

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Evelina Azizaj

Evelina Azizaj is the Program Manager of Local Governance and Integrated Development (LGID) at IDM. She manages and coordinates programs in the area of local governance, decentralization, local integrated development and community empowerment, providing guidance and leadership as well as building and maintaining partnerships and communication with stakeholders. Evelina has …

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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 IDM’s Security Program Manager. 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 for 7 year where he held multiple …

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