Bledar Feta is an International Relations Analyst with a long-term experience in monitoring and analyzing political developments and the European Union integration process in the Western Balkans. He studied European and International Relations at the University of Piraeus and obtained his MA degree from the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Bledar has an extended experience in working with inter-governmental and civil society organizations. In the course of his career, he has engaged in different projects, many of which EU and UN-funded, having key role in research, policy analysis, management, monitoring and evaluation. Many of these projects had regional character and have produced original research and policy recommendations on key issues including corruption, human rights, foreign policy, security, and migration. In the context of the South-East Europe Programme Bledar’s research focuses on political developments in Albania, Kosovo, and the Albanian inhabited areas of the Western Balkans.
He also investigates the current state of play in the EU accession process of the Western Balkans. He has previously worked as a Campaign Manager for the Know Your Rights Campaign implemented with the support of the Act4Free Movement Project and European Alternatives (2018), as an Assistant Project Officer for the non-governmental organization SolidarityNow (2016) where he engaged in the field of refugee protection, as a Political Analyst for Oxford Analytica (2013-2015), as a Junior Researcher for the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM) – the official think tank of the Greek MFA (2009-2011) and as an Assistant Researcher for the Joint Policy Project between EKEM and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CISIS) based in Washington. DC (2008-2010).
Bledar has also offered consultancy services to a number of organizations, such as the University of Cambridge (DIGIWHIST Project, 2015) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development Kosovo Office (2012). During his career, Bledar has also offered consultancy services to a number of organizations such as the Oxford Analytica (2013-2015), the University of Cambridge (2015) within the DIGIWHIST Project and the United Kingdom Department for International Development, Kosovo Office (2012). Bledar has published a number of analyses for top Western European and Balkan media such as EurActive, BalkanInsight, TransConflict, and Tirana Times.