About Us

Balkans Policy Research Group (BPRG) was established in 2013 with the goal of contributing to state consolidation, regional cooperation, peace and EU integration for Kosovo and the Western Balkans countries. It has become a leading non-governmental organisation (NGO) with substantial impact on key policy changes, positively affecting the stability and functioning of the institutions, regional cooperation and the promotion of EU-related reforms.

Mission

Influence policy change in support of democratic consolidation and social cohesion in the Western Balkans.

Vision

A prosperous region where societies shape policies guided by the European values

Approach

We provide non-partisan policy analysis and recommendations employing conventional and innovative approaches through high quality reports, up-to date articles, inclusive advocacy approach, and effective policy dialogue.

Strategic Orientation

  1. Inclusive and accountable governance
  2. Regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations
  3. EU integration and policy change

Advisory Board

  • Marko Prelec
  • Yvana Enzler
  • Peter Feith
  • Jon Greenwald
  • Mikra Krasniqi

Our Team

Naim Rashiti
Executive Director and Senior Balkans Analyst

Ardit Orana
Project Coordinator / Researcher

Francisco José García Martínez
Project Development Coordinator / Researcher 

Nora Deshishku
Project Officer / Researcher

Andi Emini
Junior Research Officer

Diona Grezda
Junior Research Officer

Vedat Shehu
Communication and Outreach Officer

Marigona Rafuna
Finance Assistant

Granit Paçarada
Administrator / IT

Festina Kabashi
Research Intern