Programme Director, Institute for Democracy and Mediation
Gjergji Vurmo is IDM’s Programme Director and Senior Researcher. His work focuses on governance, state capture, money laundering, civic space and EU enlargement. He is the author of several studies and reports related to civil society development, governance, EU accession and related processes in Albania and WB countries. Mr. Vurmo works as a consultant and advisor for numerous international organizations supporting reforming processes in Albania and the broader WB region (such as EU / member states’ agencies, the British FCDO, OSCE, UNOPS and UN agencies, GiZ, USAID etc.) and has 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), and Freedom House’s Nations in Transit global report (2018-2020). He has served as a Steering Board member of networks of research institutes in the SEE region and is a contributor to the WB region for different EU think tanks.
Before working with IDM Albania, Mr. Vurmo has been affiliated with various think tanks in the WB region for more than 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.