On Thursday the 30th of January, Dr. Ioannis Armakolas, Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia and Head of the South-East Europe Programme at ELIAMEP took part in the Tirana Economic Forum. Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania delivered the opening remarks of the Forum. Dr. Armakolas specifically contributed to the panel discussion about defining the role of Albania in the transitioning region of the Western Balkans.