engjell pereEuropean University of Tirana, UET Centre and The Vienna Institute for International Economics Studies (wiiw) launched a new research project on the “International trade in Western Balkan Countries –an analysis based on gravity model approach”. The project was awarded in the framework of the agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and the Government of the Republic of Austria on Scientific and Technological Co-operation. The Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation (ARTI), is the Albanian legal institution which will builds bridges between partners in cooperation and the Albanian Government.


v1The UET Centre in partnership with the UET Press and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture has completed the project on the interlinks between the diplomacy and creativity throughout the Albanian diplomatic history with the launch of the book: ‘Our Ambassadors: Connections between diplomacy and creativity’ by Valbona Nathanaili and with the introduction by Prof. Dr. Ylljet Aliçka, former ambassador of Albania in France. The book launch was organised at the European University of Tirana with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Culture, Mr Zef Çuni, representatives from the diplomatic sector, former ambassadors, representatives from the art, literature and culture spheres, lectures, students and family members of former ambassadors.

researchPresentation of the findings of the regional research project:

Street Children in Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo: Spaces and identities in a struggle for survival’

The European University of Tirana (UET) organised the Research Roundtable ‘Street Children in Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo: Spaces and identities in a struggle for survival’ on the 15th June in order to present the key findings of this regional research project, supported by the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP), University of Fribourg and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The research roundtable brought together the partner institutions in the project; representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations working in areas of children rights, social inclusion, social policy and human rights at large as well as lecturers, students and other interested actors.


The UET Centre organised on the 03rd July the final conference on minority rights, thus concluding the project “Minority Rights in Albania: Roma youth empowerment through education and leadership”, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Program in South East Europe and in partnership with the European University of Tirana and the Institute of Romani Culture in Albania. The conference brought together relevant stakeholders on Roma issues, academics, representatives from the Albanian government institutions, Roma and non-Roma youth organizations, community leaders, civil society activists and representatives of the private sector in order to present, share and discuss the challenges against Roma discrimination through education and leadership.

gfk1GFK – Training in Market Research for UET young researchers

GFK, one of the world’s leading market research companies, and GFK Verein, have organised an intensive course on Market Research for the young researchers at the European University of Tirana in July 2013 led by Phyllis Macfarlane, Global Training Director – Consumer Experiences and Chairman of GfK NOP in the United Kingdom.