Our approach seeks to counter the narrow pursuit of political self-interest and short-term opportunism—in pursuit of a sustainable future for people and planet that leaves no one behind. We are present in the Western Balkans region since the early 90s’ and have invested around 1 billion dollars in humanitarian assistance, building democratic resilience, human rights empowerment, and civic engagement. The Open Society Foundations – Western Balkans are now focusing on regional economic cooperation and EU integration, just climate transition, and digital transformation.
ELIAMEP promotes pluralist democratic values; a rational level-headed public debate on the major regional, European and global challenges; the resolution of disputes through dialogue; Greece’s European and Euro-Atlantic commitment. Research and policy analysis on Balkan affairs has a long tradition in ELIAMEP going back to its early days in 1988. The South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP was set up in 2011 and follows that legacy of high–quality scholarly and policy work. Programme is associated with the academic journal - Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, published by ELIAMEP in partnership with Taylor & Francis.
Through applied research, round-tables, forums, publications and other public events, CDI promotes a unique discussion fora for professionals and citizen interested and working in improving the quality of evidence-based policy making in Albania and in the WB6 region. Our work is organized under three programmes areas, addressing the key challenges facing Albania and the Western Balkans region: Good Governance; EU and Connectivity; Youth and Society.