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Ramadan Ilazi

Deputy Minister of European Integration, Government of Kosovo

 

Ramadan Ilazi

Ramadan Ilazi has been Deputy Minister for European Integration of Kosovo as of January 30th 2015. His portfolio includes: strengthening dialogue and cooperation between the government and civil society in the European integration agenda, supporting the development of a National Action Plan for the Adoption of Acquis and coordinating the efforts of the government of Kosovo to promote open data. In 2014, he briefly served as an adviser to former Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi. Prior to becoming involved in politics he was an active member of civil society in Kosovo, serving as executive director of the Kosovo Institute of Peace from 2012 to 2014 and of Lëvizja FOL from 2008 to 2011. In 2012, he coauthored the paper “A Peace Treaty for Sustainable Peace: a new beginning for Kosovo and Serbia” which outlined a concrete platform for a peace treaty between Kosovo and Serbia. Mr Ilazi has also taught courses on peace and conflict studies in educational institutions in Kosovo and has spoken at a number of international and regional events on issues concerning European integration and good governance. He holds an MA from the University of St. Andrews School of International Relations.