Dea Elmasllari
Dea Elmasllari

Dea is a project coordinator at SCiDEV. She has over 9 years of experience in the field of research, communication, advocacy, and project coordination. She has been engaged in different projects and initiatives with various organizations and institutions based in Albania, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, and the Western Balkans region.

In 2021 she joined the National Youth Congress of Albania as part of the implementing team of the Tirana European Youth Capital 2022, a macro-program that led to over thousands of events and concrete actions taken for youth empowerment and development in the country.

Dea has graduated with a Master of Science in Politics, Economy and Philosophy from the University of Hamburg in Germany and has completed an executive degree in “Cybersecurity in a Global Digital Age: Policy and Management” from Luiss School of Government in Rome, Italy. Dea has also a B.A in Political Sciences and International Relations from Epoka University in Albania, where she later joined the department as an external lecturer.

She is an independent researcher and policy analyst in the fields of good governance, democracy, EU politics, security and youth. In 2022 she was awarded with the scholarship UNODA-OSCE for Peace and Security for young professionals.