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Tefta Kelmendi

Policy Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Post-conflict state building; security and protracted conflicts in the Western Balkans and eastern neighbourhood; Kosovo-Serbia conflict


Albanian, English, French, Italian

Tefta Kelmendi is the deputy director for the Wider Europe programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to joining ECFR, Kelmendi worked as a diplomat at Embassy of Kosovo in France, where she was responsible for Kosovo’s relations with French-speaking countries and integration in international organisations. She has previous experience working with the Ministry of European Integration of Kosovo on human rights policies, with a particular focus on minority rights and integration. Kelmendi holds a Master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po – Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

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