Florian is a senior lawyer and policy expert with over 16 years of intensive experience in policy and legal analysis, policy and legal drafting of several important areas of law and development issues. He obtained his BA in Law awarded with distinctions in 1999, and his Master of Arts Degree in European Studies in 2008 from Tirana University. During his long professional experience, Mr. Xhafa has gained a combined experience in the public and private sector which provides him with insight in both aspects of law and policy making. Mr. Xhafa also possesses a thorough knowledge of European law having covered important positions during the different stages of the European Integration process of Albania. Since leaving civil service, Mr. Xhafa worked in many projects financed by international organizations such as EU Commission, WB, UNDP, OSCE, as a policy and legal consultant. Currently Mr. Xhafa is also a Lecturer at Tirana Business University on Consumer Protection and author or co-author of several publications.