The South East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP, headed by professor Ioannis Armakolas, conducted a visit to Albania in the context of dissemination activities for the ALGREE project between 5 and 7 March. ALGREE is a 3-year project which began in April 2022 and aims to tackle in a comprehensive manner serious problems and gaps in bilateral/official, societal/grassroots relations between Albania and Greece. It is powered by the Open Society Foundation for Albania (OSFA-Open Society Foundation Albania) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Greece and Cyprus (FNF-Friedrich Naumann Foundation). ALGREE intends to highlight those elements that could be used by officials, media, influential public figures and the civil society so as to improve the level of trust and understanding between the two countries. The ELIAMEP team had the opportunity to present the outcomes of the project so far and especially the publication of the first Media Observatory Report (MORE) as well as the forthcoming activities and publication such as the Media Representations Study.
Dr. Panagiotis Paschalidis, researcher at the South East Europe Programme and Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Digital Media (University of Western Macedonia, Greece) had the opportunity to present the ALGREE project in three different institutions. On 5 March, the first presentation took place at the premises of the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS). On 6 March, the second presentation took place at the department of Political Science and International Relations at the Epoka University of Tirana. The third presentation took place on 7 March at the Mediterranean University of Tirana and the department of Political Science.