Articles by Engjellushe Morina

November 16, 2020

The resignation of Kosovo’s President Thaçi has highlighted the lost trust in the EU as an impartial mediator in relations with Serbia

Engjellushe Morina
Engjellushe Morina explains how EU-led processes in Kosovo have lost legitimacy and the trust of the Kosovar population
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Engjellushe Morina
Senior Policy Fellow with the Wider Europe Programme in the Berlin Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations

Engjellushe has more than 18 years’ experience of research on, and fieldwork in, the Western Balkans, Euro-Atlantic integration, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, violent extremism, and dialogue and mediation.

Prior to joining ECFR, she developed and led collaborative research projects on violent extremism and managed other initiatives such as a 1.5 track dialogue in North Macedonia. During the high-level negotiations over Kosovo’s political status led by President Marti Ahtisaari, she served as an expert and consultant in the Cultural Heritage group within the Unity Team (2005–2007). Her work focused on the protection of Cultural and Religious Heritage in Kosovo. She co-founded and ran the Pristina Council on Foreign Relations, was the executive director of Kosovar Stability Initiative and worked for the US Embassy in Pristina.

Engjellushe has also conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. She holds degrees from University College London (Institute of Archaeology), Oxford University (Somerville College), and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Research interests: Euro-Atlantic integration; peacebuilding and conflict transformation, dialogue, and mediation; violent extremism; cultural heritage; Western Balkans politics, economics, and sociology.

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