Leart KolaExecutive Director
Holds an MA in Political Sciences, has been one of the main leaders of the civil society in Albania for more than ten years. He has worked as a program manager at the Levizja MJAFT, a researcher at ResPublica and had been an adviser on labor policy for the Government of the Republic of Albania. He is focused on social inclusion and citizens participation in decision making.
Artan SadikuProgram Director
Holds a PhD in Political Sciences, has managed research and advocacy programs at the Institute of social sciences and humanities – Skopje, has worked as a development policy adviser at the United Nations Development Program in Macedonia and has been a consultant for the Swiss Development Agency in Macedonia and Kosovo.
Joleza KokaHead of Research
Holds a MA in Urban Social Development and Human Resources and a MA in Architecture and Urban Design. She is a feminist and political activist, member of the City Council of Tirana. Her areas of specializations are Architecture, Urban Planning, Development, Interactive Design, Digital Marketing, Event planning and management, Team Management.
Holds a MSc in Diplomacy and International Relations in the European Union, Tirana University, he achieved high results and was awarded with Golden Medal and membership at “Network of Excellence Students”. He is a pro-European and youth activist, participated and coordinated many youth projects in Albania and Europe. His areas of specialization are project writing, social network management, statistical analysis and integration processes. He speaks English and is ongoing learning Chinese.
Agon HamzaSenior Researcher
Is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU in Ljubljana, Slovenia (defending in March). He serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the international philosophical journal Crisis and Critique. His latest publications are, Repeating Žižek (Duke University Press, 2015), Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism (co-edited with Frank Ruda, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), Althusser and Theology: Religion, Politics and Philosophy (Brill, 2016), a co-authored book with Slavoj Žižek, entitled From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo (KMD, 2013), and Althusser and Pasolini: Philosophy, Marxism and Film (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016). Currently he is working on a co-authored book entitled Reading Marx, with Slavoj Žižek and Frank Ruda (Polity, 2018).
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Tirana. Greta hold's a master degree in architecture. Her thesis refers to urban retraining in cities with a development perspective in Albania. Her expertise and research interests are mostly related to architecture as an integral part of society with a direct impact on it, and a particular focus on design and urban design. In addition to professional engagement, she expresses interest in gender equality issues, particularly on emphasizing women's rights and human rights within the society.
Serene RichardsSenior Researcher
Is a Ph.D candidate and Associate Lecturer at the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. Her thesis looks at the question of negativity in relation to subjectivity and is tentatively titled ‘Life, Language, Law: A Philosophical Archeology of the Slum.’ She has published in the journals Birkbeck Law Review and Continental Thought and Theory (Forthcoming November 2016), and a book chapter in Essays on the Undead – A Critical Review (Forthcoming 2017).
Valon ArifiSenior Researcher
Valon is a human rights activist based in Presheva, which is a town and municipality located in the Pčinja District of southern Serbia.