Quality mobility / student exchange within higher education 

We as a team are highly motivated to improve the mobility experience of the young generation in the Western Balkan region. 

This WBAA team is dedicated to topics such as: 

  • visa issues, formal academic recognition of credits 
  • improving the environment for student exchange, internationalisation, advocacy and enhancement of higher education cooperation, cooperation through EU-funded programmes, etc. 
  • promoting exchange programmes and the Erasmus+ programme as a driver for international mobility and experience, raising awareness of the added value of joining exchange programmes. 

 

If you would like to become a member of this team, please log into the WBAA Online Community and submit a join request to the following group: https://community.western-balkans-alumni.eu/page/view-group-profile?id=67 

Team

Mariglend Pepmarku

Head of Team

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Mariglend Pepmarku was born in Mat, Albania.

He holds a Bachelor and Master of Sciences degree in Finance and Accounting from Agricult... more_vert

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Mariglend Pepmarku was born in Mat, Albania.

He holds a Bachelor and Master of Sciences degree in Finance and Accounting from Agricultural University of Tirana (UBT), Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness, Department of Finance and Accounting. While in his Master studies, he was chosen as an Erasmus+ Exchange student to do one semester of studies at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – Warsaw, Poland. Further he did a second Master of Science (M2) at Montpellier – MOQUAS Study Program, (Markets, Organization, Quality, Services, and Policies in Southern Agriculture).

He is currently Lecturer, Project Office and Research & Head of Administrative Services and Institutional Relations of the University College of Business, Albania. Also, he works part time as “General Project Manager” at the NGO “Doors of Life” Center, Albania.

Mariglend owns the European "YouthPass" certificates, from his commitments on various facilities and international training courses, exchanges and study visits in: Albania, Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, etc, where he’s served as Team Leader and Facilitator.

Currently he’s part of a project and serves as the Director of Communication and Public Relations of “Young Ambassadors”, Enforce Albania - "The Metamorphosis of the Ishmi River - The Itinerary of Tomorrow.” He has held this position within the WBAA Teams since January 2022.



Xhevahir Doçaj

Vice Head for Advocacy

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Xhevahir Doçaj is a self-motivated, well-educated and confident youngster from Albania, that has actively participated in different initiatives and i... more_vert

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Xhevahir Doçaj is a self-motivated, well-educated and confident youngster from Albania, that has actively participated in different initiatives and issues of our society. 

Xhevahir is a graduate student from Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania.

As a brief overview of his academic background, he holds the following degrees: Bachelor's in Tourism Management; MSc degree in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Management. 

During his master studies, he attended one semester through Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland. Furthermore, he has been an active student in different NGOs in Albania and abroad, in order to utilise his knowledge and skills to bring a positive impact to the communities. In addition, he has participated in several international scientific research and conferences in Warsaw, Poland. As well as, in international youth work and exchanges in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Germany. After he graduated successfully his MSc studies, he started his academic career as lecturer in Tourism Management and as specialist in banking sector in Albania. Moreover, his current interest is in following PhD studies in the field of Tourism Policy & Strategy and Sustainable Development. He considers WBAA as an important impact to our society by building bridges. He has held this position within the WBAA Teams since January 2022.

Anxhela Bakiasi

Vice Head for Communication

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Anxhela Bakiasi – A very active youngster with a big and multidimensional contribution in the society, especially toward the youth's needs, was born... more_vert

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Anxhela Bakiasi – A very active youngster with a big and multidimensional contribution in the society, especially toward the youth's needs, was born in Lushnja, Albania and few years ago she moved to the capital, Tirana to follow her higher studies.

She holds a Bachelor and Master of Sciences degree in Finance and Accounting, from Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy and Agrobusiness.

During her Master studies, she applied for an Erasmus mobility at Montpellier SupAgro in France, and she was elected as a potential Erasmus Exchange student to do one semester of studies and research in Montpellier.

Currently she works at the Municipality of Tirana as Data Analyst, as well as an Assistant Professor at the university where she graduated.

In the meantime, she is the Co-founder and the Executive Director of the NGO “Union of the Independent University Students”, with the mission to protect the rights of students not only from the positivist legal point of view enabled by the legislator but based also on philosophical doctrine and natural law.

Anxhela has also continuously organized several youth activities at Albania's Eurosocialist Youth Forum.

In addition she has attended several International Conferences, Summer School, Seminars, workshops and study-visits. She has held this position within the WBAA Teams since January 2022.