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This panel was held in the framework of the 3rd annual international conference “Albanian Studies Days 2016”, 30th April 2016, organized by the European University of Tirana.
Recent global events and the current crises raise questions on identity issues, religion and their importance. Therefore, UET and UET Centre organized this year a special panel discussion, which addressed religious and identity issues in Albania by building an interdisciplinary public discussion at a high academic quality in the Albanian Academia. Some of the panelists were Albanian and foreign experts on religious studies, as well as imams and representatives of civil society. The panel was moderated by Dr. Arolda Elbasani, European University Institute Florence with a wide participation of Albanian professors and civil society representatives. During the event Mr. Derand Krasniqi, Mr. Besfort Lamallari, Dr. Enis Sulstarova, Dr. Enri Hide, Ermir Gjinishi, PhD (c) presented their papers focused on religious radicalism, enfringement of laicite in Albania and recent developments related to current events in national and international arena. The discussion was followed by a vivid debate on how the academic world in Albania should focus more on identity issues and religious studies. It was also emphasized the importance of following scientific approaches and carefully organized methodologies in order not to come up with misperceptions and wrong doing conclusions to certain group members of the society. The papers presented during the panel have publishing perspective and the participants agreed unanimously that now it is time to widen and deepen research on this field.

 

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shqiperia Fantastike HKFollowing the structuring of the scientific research and direction of the research work of PhD candidates according to Main Research Pillars, European University of Tirana in collaboration with UET Centre have now a general Research and Interdisciplinary Programme - ‘Innovative Albania 2015-2020’, under the auspices of Vice Rector for Science and Methodology, Prof. Asoc. Dr. (in process) Selami Xhepa.

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“Kanxura” Radio- UET Centre supports Roma youth to establish their own media

UET Center organized the conference, "Empowerment of Roma youth through capacity development and education for alternative media”, as the final activity of a one-year project in collaboration with the Institute of Roma Culture in Albania supported by ABC Foundation. The conference presented the main achievements of the project for Roma youth empowerment through alternative media, as well as: an assessment of the situation about competencies and media spaces for Roma community; establishment of a network of collaborators to develop initiatives that contribute to youth empowerment through education and leadership; training of Roma and non-Roma youth about mass communication, alternative media, media management projects, advocacy and activism through alternative media.

InternationalEuropean University of Tirana, UET Centre,  Bulgarian Academy of Science and Ivanovo Center for Gender Studies will organize 5th International Summer School  "Overcoming trauma of War in Post-conflict Societies through Gender Lenses", 11-24 July 2016, Durres, Albania. Call for applications are now open.

kopertinaUET Centre and UET: A research project on the formation of collective memory

UET Centre and UET have awarded Fabian Kati a research grant to conduct research on the formation of collective memory in Albania based on social anthropology and oral history methods. The aim of this pilot project is to create a methodologically organized audio visual database on oral accounts/ testimonies related to the historical events leading up to and following the Malsi e Madhe uprising.