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Tefta Kelmendi

Programme Coordinator, Wider Europe


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Tefta Kelmendi is the coordinator for the Wider Europe programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to joining ECFR, Kelmendi worked as a diplomat at Embassy of Kosovo in France, where she was responsible for Kosovo’s relations with French-speaking countries and integration in international organisations. She has previous experience working with the Ministry of European Integration of Kosovo on human rights policies, with a particular focus on minority rights and integration. Kelmendi holds a Master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po – Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

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