Europeanisation meets democracy from below: The Western Balkans on the search for new European and democratic Momentum (WB2EU)

The Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI) is a not-for-profit Albanian think tank established in 2000 and based in Tirana (Albania). Its work is organized under four program areas: regional development, social cohesion, public policy and European integration. Each program focuses on a number of core themes, with flagship initiatives and projects implemented to explore issues of particular importance. CDI employs six permanent staff and many external collaborators and researchers.

CDI is very active in the EU integration process, Berlin Process, focusing on connectivity, regional cooperation and growth in WB6.

Krisela Hackaj, Executive Director, CDI

First hand experience with EU Territorial and Cross border Cooperation programmes and projects (from programming, assessment, management, monitoring to evaluation); Very good knowledge of European funds legal framework & cooperation expertise with national, regional and local authorities, as well as different donors, in the area of good governance

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Inva Nela, Project Assistant, CDI

Research on human capital, social cohesion and digitalization; EU integration process in Albania”; the civil society in the process of EU negotiations in Albania”; Albanian foreign policy; Public Administration Reforms in Albania“

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