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Zenajda Zaimi (Albania)

Zenajda is pursuing her second Master Degree in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. She holds a LL.B. and a MSc in Civil Law from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Law. In 2016, she graduated from the Albanian School of Advocacy. She has worked in project management in a variety of topics such as local government, rule of law, legal training, leadership and waste management. Within these years, she has gained experience in project management and legal expertise, taken on initially by the Council of Europe as a trainee and legal expert. She has also worked for two semesters at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Law where she was lecturing Civil Law. She has collaborated with different organisations such as the US Embassy in Albania, Council of Europe Albania, VNG-International, AMIRES s.r.o., ReSPA, OSCE Albania and GIZ Kosovo. She speaks fluent English, Italian and Spanish in addition to her native Albanian, and has a good understanding of French and Portuguese and is improving her German. 

As an ECMI intern in the cluster “Justice and Governance”, she is now researching on the Implementation and Protection of National Minority Rights and Normative Framework(s) for Minority Protection. She is researching on the actual implementation of the FCNM in the CoE member state. With a broad legal interest and coming from Albania she will focus also on writing a working paper on the current Albanian situation of the implementation of FCNM, the legal framework in the minority rights and local examples.

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