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Senior researcher and Programme Director at Albania’s Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), one of the leading think tanks in the country. His research is primarily concerned with governance, state capture, money laundering, civic space, and EU enlargement. He is the author of numerous studies and reports on civil society development, governance, EU accession and related processes in Albania and in the Western Balkans. Vurmo works also as a consultant and advisor for a number of international organizations that support reform processes in Albania and the wider region, including EU agencies, FCDO, OSCE, UNOPS, UN agencies, GiZ and USAID. He contributed to reports and studied of the Open Government Partnership, USAID, to the CSO Sustainability Index, Open Parliaments and to Freedom House’s Nations in Transit global reports on Albania.
Journalist based in the Balkans since 2005, he covers Central- and Eastern Europe for a wide range of media outlets, including the Italian national news agency ANSA, and the dailies La Stampa and Il Piccolo.