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Blerta Hoxha

Programme Manager, Western Balkans

Blerta Hoxha is the Programme Manager for Western Balkans within the Regional Europe Programme. 

Blerta has a longstanding experience and political acumen on the region, which she developed covering senior advising roles and working on democracy assistance projects. Prior to joining International IDEA in August 2021, she worked as Senior Political Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania, and as Political Analyst on Parliament at the EU Delegation to Albania. She has also implemented numerous projects on democratization and EU integration of the Western Balkans while serving as Programme Director of European Movement Albania, a member of European Movement International.

Blerta was a 2012 fellow of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship of the German Marshall Fund. She takes a keen interest in issues of diversity and inclusion, particularly as concerns the affirmation of women’s and LGBT+ rights.

Blerta is on Twitter: @blerta_hoxha9 

Western Balkans, Democratization, Elections, EU Enlargement
MA in European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; MPhil in International Relations and European Integration, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy; BA in Political Science and International Relations, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Albanian, English, French, Italian
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