Arjan Konomi

Arjan Konomi from Tirana, Albania, is a member of the editorial management team of the Shqip magazine


Arjan is the author of numerous articles published in Italian geopolitics review Limes, and he participated in many specialised projects about politics in the Balkans, such as Centro Studi di Politica internazionale.

Arjan investigated how much the 50-year-long separation under different political systems affected the identity of Albanians in Kosovo and Albania; what Albanians and Kosovars think of each other and why they were so disappointed with each other when their borders were opened in 1991. His investigation took him to Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Italy.

Arjan's research was supervised by Besar Likmeta, an editor of BIRN's Balkan Insight publication.

Fellowship Portfolio

Political Developments Spark Kosovo Identity Debate

Following decades of enforced separation, Albanians are discussing how different they've become.

The Alumni Network

What is the Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.


Turkey and the Balkans

The re-emergence of Turkey as a growing economic, political and religious power in the Balkans is the subject of the latest Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Alumni Initiative project.

Roma Decade

Twelve countries, including several Balkan states, have signed up to the European Roma Decade 2005-2015 initiative. Halfway through the decade, has any real progress been made?