European Movement in Albania (EMA) is an independent, non-profit policy research centre founded in February 2007, in response to Albania’s increased efforts at speeding up the process of European Integration. EMA consists of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers as well as external consultants, bringing together people with different backgrounds and professional and research interests. The contribution provided so far, consists of a combined set of activities with different stakeholders, based on policy analysis, monitoring, information and capacity building dimensions.
Work has initially focused on the technical and procedural aspects of EU accession for the Western Balkans, mainly targeting national institutions. However, as the region intensifies relations with the European Union, a better understanding of both the homogeneity and diversity of the European cultures and debates in Brussels by the wider public in Albania becomes a prerequisite for building stronger ties between societies.