Juljana Bilbilaj is the Project Executive Assistant of the Regional Development Programme in Albania.
Ms. Bilbilaj is a young researcher and expert working with development and research projects. Ms. Bilbilaj holds a Master of Science Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Mediterranean University of Tirana.
Since 2013 she has been working as a junior researcher for Institute of Political Studies. From 2017 till 2020 she was a Researcher at the Parliament of Albania, collecting information, analysing data and preparing reports for monitoring the work of the Albanian Parliament, and parliamentary commissions of Media and Public Information; Production Activities, Trade and Environment. Starting from 2018 she has been working as assistant lecturer, Faculty of Psychological, Social and Political Sciences at Mediterranean University of Albania and project coordinator for Institutional Cooperation and Project Development Office, Mesdheu Center.
She has attended European Integration School, Fourth Edition organized by National Council for European Integration and the Assembly with support from the Delegation of European Union in Albania, Open Society Foundation Albania, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Tirana, on 2017 Institutional Practice as a Foreign Relations Specialist at Presidency of the Republic and on 2015 as a Specialist in the Regional Policy Directorate at Ministry of European Integration.
Ms. Bilbilaj is highly involved in project management/monitoring and evaluation, desk study and field research, working for and/or in cooperation with different national and governmental, and private organization, including Albanian Government, Institute of Political Science, Open Society Foundation for Albania, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Albanian Red Cross, Association of Public Health Students in Albania, Intitute for Democacy Media and Culture, etc. Her areas of expertise: international organizations, political leadership, regional development; European Union integration and accession processes.