The Western Balkans Alumni Association-WBAA, is a regional network of students and alumni from the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*), North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) who spent part of their studies abroad, funded by EU education and training programmes such as Erasmus+ and Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions.

Officially launched in March 2018, WBAA was born from the EU’s Westren Balkans Platform on Education and Training in 2014. WBAA is supported and funded by the European Commission.Today, the association brings together all the relevant actors in the Westren Balkan to make sure that the young people’s voices in the region are heard loud and clear.

WBAA objectives are:

  • To advocate for modernisation and improvement of higher education quality in the region
  • To empower young people of the Western Balkans on their academic and career development towards successful employment
  • To promote mobility opportunities in Europe and beyond
  • To strengthen regional exchange, collaboration and integration

WBAA gives its members the opportunity to:

  • Be part of the first regional alumni network in the WB region and make a difference in the regional development
  • Improve their professional skills (project writing, research, event organising, etc)
  • Meet new people and experience other cultures through informal networking
  • Network and cooperate with relevant institutions and organizations
  • Receive information about educational and professional opportunities

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Structure of WBAA:

Regional Board: 2 National Representatives per each WB country – 12 Board members

Albanian National Representatives *

Marjola Memaj

Klaudjo Kavaja

4 Departments: Research, Projects, Internal Affairs, Academic & Career Development, Communication & IT