Experts & Staff

Engjellushe Morina

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Western Balkans politics, economics, and sociology; Euro-Atlantic integration; violent extremism; peacebuilding and conflict transformation, dialogue, and mediation


Albanian, English, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, conversational German, and some French


Engjellushe Morina is a senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She works from ECFR’s Berlin office.

Morina has more than 18 years’ experience of research on, and fieldwork in, the Western Balkans, Euro-Atlantic integration, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, violent extremism, and dialogue and mediation. Prior to joining ECFR, she developed and led collaborative research projects on violent extremism and managed other initiatives such as a 1.5 track dialogue in North Macedonia. During the high-level negotiations over Kosovo’s political status led by President Marti Ahtisaari, she served as an expert and consultant in the Cultural Heritage group within the Unity Team (2005-2007). Her work focused on the protection of Cultural and Religious Heritage in Kosovo. Morina co-founded and ran the Pristina Council on Foreign Relations. She was the executive director of Kosovar Stability Initiative and worked for the US Embassy in Pristina. Morina has also conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan.

Morina holds degrees from University College London (Institute of Archaeology), Oxford University (Somerville College), and the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin.