Ardit Orana

Researcher/Head of Programme Development

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Ardit has worked previously with the government of Kosovo, international organizations such as OSCE and various CSOs and think tanks based in Kosovo. His experience includes designing and managing interventions related to supporting non-governmental organizations design long-term strategies, institutional consolidation and capacity building, inter-institutional P/CVE coordination, youth empowerment as well as gender-mainstreaming in policy-development. He has supported various initiatives aimed at policy development at the level of the Kosovo Government including: EU legislative approximation, reform of internal European Integration mechanisms and foreign affairs.

Most recently, he was engaged at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo’s Democratization Department, designing and implementing interventions aimed at improving internal governance systems within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Assembly of Kosovo (AoK). He has worked closely with various institutional bodies to help design internal Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and other relevant regulations.

He has served as Policy Advisor on EU Integration and Justice Reforms to the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo. He has represented the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in coordinating and supporting numerous working groups at the government level as well as drafting national positions in relation to high-level EU-Kosovo inter-institutional mechanisms.

Ardit has authored and co-authored numerous reports on the topics of (de)radicalization, violent extremism, disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of FTFS, legislative effectiveness, EU integration, electoral system reform, public administration reform and enhancing gender-mainstreaming at the local and central legislative levels.

He holds a MSc in Public Administration: International and European Governance and BA in International Studies with an Area Specialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, both from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.