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Sara Kelmendi

Project Officer / Researcher

Address: Shenasi Dishnica, Nd. 35, H. 1, 1017, Tirana, Albania

Sara Kelmendi works as a Project Officer and Researcher at the IDM. Her main research interests are security issues, nationalism and state-building.

Ms. Kelmendi holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Epoka University in Tirana. She has been engaged in the civil society sector for five years, contributing in various projects by providing research and administrative support.

Sara is fluent in Albanian (native), English and French and has an intermediate level of German.


Kelmendi, S. (2020, September 4). Approaches to understanding ethnic conflicts in the Western Balkans. In Peace, Conflict and Developments in the Western Balkans; The Role of EU Integration. Reina Zenelaj Shehi, Eglantina Hysa (Eds.) Logos Verlag, Berlin.

Cela, A., Kelmendi, S. (2020. January 12). Albania’s difficult path towards the EU. In European Integration of the Western Balkans: Making a realistic perspective out of a shifting target (14-29).

Barjaba, K., Barjaba J., Krisafi, L., Kelmendi, S. (2018). Successful reintegration paths of Albanian returnees and provision of the related advocacy services towards Albanian and EU stakeholders and policy makers – SRIPAR.

Kelmendi, S. (2017, December 29). Deprived of freedom – deprived of rights? Tirana Times, p. 09. Vol. 12. No. 47