BlerjanaAssociated Researcher and Project Manager 
Blerjana Bino,
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Blerjana Bino is currently a visiting researcher at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University as a Swedish Institute Fellow. Her areas of research are alternative media and participation, media and democratization, political communication and populism. She has completed her doctoral studies in Media and Communication Studies. She holds a Master of Science in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK. She has completed a research fellowship at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster under a Civil Society Scholar Award (2015) and a research stay at Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Salzburg as a Sigma Agile Fellow (2014). She is a lecturer of Research Methodologies; Advanced Qualitative Methodologies and New Media. In addition, Blerjana works closely as an associated researcher and project director with the UET Centre and the Office for Project Development and Partnership at the European University of Tirana. She has been involved in the development and management of various research and capacity-building projects funded by European Commission, and other donors. She is a COST researcher in the COST Action ISCH 10 IS1308 on political populism and a European Union Delegation to Albania Expert on media and information society. She is the co-founder of the Collaborative Online and Offline Research Platform (COORP) that seeks to improve the performance of Albania in the European Research Area.

 

KetiKetrina Çabiri, PhD (c)
Programme Manager
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Ketrina Çabiri received a Master’s Degree in European Politics from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom and completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences. Ketrina is a political scientist specialized in the politics of democratization, with emphasis on the democratization of Albania. Her fields of expertize include also spheres such as European Integration, Constitutionalism and Public Policy Analysis. She is attracted in the application of Rational Choice Theory in democratization phenomena. In addition, she sees the third wave of democratization theory as a new momentum for digging deeper into the globalization of democratization for the post-communist states.

Ketrina is a lecturer on Theories of Democracy at the University of Tirana and the Chair of Albanian Research Team of the Group for Legal and Political Studies. Ms. Çabiri has been working as an external consultant for national and regional research organizations (Institute for Democracy and Mediation; Union of Albanian Journalists; etc.). Ms. Çabiri also worked as an expert of European Research Programs in the Council of Ministers in the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation with the duty to promote, coordinate and monitor bilateral and multilateral projects with European Union and third countries in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Ms Çabiri has been involved in the development of EU Projects such as (FP7, Tempus, IPA, LLP) and has been working in cooperation with national and international donors like World Bank and British Council; Open Society Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, OSCE, One-UN, UNWOMEN, etc.

 

KebjanaKebjana Haka, MA
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Project Coordinator

Ms. Kebjana Haka has received a Master’s Degree in Governance and Public Administration from the Albanian University in Albania and her graduate studies in Social Sciences, Philosophy-Sociology at the University of Tirana. Ms. Haka has an extensive experience in project writing and in project management, with particular focus on developing, monitoring, Evaluation and progress of programs/project, assessment of institutional performance indicators, project progress reports including financial management. She has been working as a Project Manager in the Technical Assistance project in the Ministry of European Integration, financed by the European Commission. Ms. Haka has been working as an expert in Regional Cooperation, IPA Component II Program, in the Ministry of European Integration.

LutjonaLutjona Lula, MA
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Associate Researcher
Lutjona Lula holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Tirana. She pursued her graduate studies at the Joint Interdisciplinary Master in South East European Studies, University of Belgrade. Lutjona has successfully completed a six-month research internship at the Albanian Embassy in Zagreb. Apart from her academic commitment, she has been active in various local NGOs and international seminars, mainly focused on human rights, regional cooperation, reconciliation and peace-building processes. Her fields of interest vary from political parties, democratization, societies in transition, South Eastern Europe and the EU enlargement. Ms. Lula currently is the Coordinator for International Relations at the European University of Tirana and an associate researcher at UET Centre.

MegiMegi Ruka
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Project Assistant
Megi Ruka, holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from the European University of Tirana and recently she has been engaged as a Project Assistant at UET Centre, a research center affiliated to the European University of Tirana. She has been working on projects related to Albania towards EU integration such as the Jean Monnet Chair on Regional Development and EU Integration of Albania. Ms. Ruka also has contributed in the project activities: round tables with experts on EU and regional development; doctoral colloquium on democratization, project reporting and dissemination. She has supported the organizing group of the international conference: “Next Europe: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the Western Balkans” with the aim of Western Balkan path towards Europe and the role of civil society in democratization. During her studies she was involved in extracurricular activities such as the National Debate Competition organized by Students for Liberty Club and Foundation for Economic Freedom when she was part of the wining group.

 

 

Ilirjan Kushta
Finance Officer
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