helsinki3In the framework of UET Centre’s project “Improving Local Media Capacities to Fight Religious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in Elbasan” the 3rd TV program was recorded on 19 February 2018 at TV BEST in Elbasan, as part of the five TV debate programs titled "Media and Civic Society Against Violent Extremism".
The 3rd debate was attended by security and theology experts and discussion continued on the situation of violent extremism and religious radicalism in Albania, focusing mainly on the challenges faced by the stakeholders in Albania.
Special attention was given to the challenges of building a counter narrative towards extremism and the key role of media in this process.

Helsinki 01UET Center organized in Elbasan city the 2nd TV program, part of the five TV programs titled "Civic Initiatives Against Violent Extremism". 

These TV programs are broadcasted on Best Channel TV and are part of a project that aims to contribute to the fight and prevention of the spread of extremism and violent radicalism through awareness raising at grass roots, specifically in the Elbasan region, by supporting the media as a key factor for enhancing dialogue with civil society and community and youth awareness to contribute to the prevention of violent extremism.

El 01On 14th February 2018, several meetings took place in Elbasan with local actors as: Elbasan’s Municipality, “Sule Harri” secondary school, “Qamil Guranjaku” secondary school (who are going to be involved in the project) and representatives of European Pashko Institute.

helsinkiUET Center is starting today in Elbasan city five TV programs titled "Civic Initiatives Against Violent Extremism".

These TV programs will be broadcasted on Best Channel TV and are part of a project that aims to contribute to the fight and prevention of the spread of extremism and violent radicalism through awareness raising at grass roots, specifically in the Elbasan region, by supporting the media as a key factor for enhancing dialogue with civil society and community and youth awareness to contribute to the prevention of violent extremism...

seminarOn 12 February 2018, the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, organised the seminar: Intersectionality – Experiences of inclusion and exclusion, with the support of the Swedish Institute. UET Centre associated researcher and COORP Co-Leader, Dr Blerjana Bino, coordinated the seminar together with Kirill Filimonov and with the support of Nico Carpentier. This builds upon the cooperation between Uppsala University and European University of Tirana, initiated by the research fellowship of Dr Bino at the Department of Informatics and Media as well as the visit of Prof. Carpentier and Prof. Doudaki at UET in April 2017. The results of a joint application between the two institutions under Erasmus+ Credit Mobility are expected in the coming months. This will provide further opportunities of staff exchange and collaborative research projects.