Dr. Gentian Elezi is the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair and coordinator of the OwnEU project at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Tirana. The Chair is the main lecturer of the three courses and will organise and moderate the workshop seminars and conference. In addition, he will also lead research work, for writing and publishing one book and three working papers in the framework of the three-years of OwnEU project
Dr. Gentian Elezi has an extensive experience in the area of European integration, researching and teaching courses at BA, MA and PhD levels in different universities, including as visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge (UK). In addition, he has practical experience in this field, having held office as Deputy Minister for European integration of Albania (2013-2016), and in advocacy and dissemination experiences from working with think-tanks and international projects as an expert/consultant. He is currently a lecturer at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Tirana.
Dr. Elezi has a PhD and an MA in European studies, both from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Milan, Italy. He has published several research works and articles on European integration and EU accession.
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