Gjergji Vurmo is IDM’s Programme Director/ Manager of EU and the Balkans Program, as well as a senior researcher on good governance, civil society, security and western Balkan’s EU accession. His work focuses on governance, the European Union, and a number of security-related issues, including radicalism and violent extremism. He is author of several IDM studies and reports related to civil society development, governance and anti-corruption, EU accession process, radicalism and violent extremism. Mr. Vurmo has served as a Steering Board member of various networks of research institutes in the SEE region (PASOS, BCSDN) and is a contributor to the WB region for various EU think tanks. He has monitored and reported on Albania for well-known global reports such as the Open Government partnership (2013-2018), USAID CSO’s Sustainability Index (2010-2013), Open Parliaments 2012 report, and starting from November 2018 also the Freedom House’s Nations in Transit global report. Before working with IDM, Mr. Vurmo has been engaged with various think tanks in the WB region for over seven years.
Gjergji studied law at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and obtained his MA degree in European studies at the University of Bologna, Italy.