What is former EULEX local staff up to these days?
Hear from Dukagjin Leka about his work experience at EULEX and his career as Vice-rector for International Relations at the Public University of “Kadri Zeka” in Gjilan/Gnjilane.
While working as a Security Information Analysis Assistant at EULEX for six years, he successfully obtained a PhD in European Law and European Institutions from the University of Tirana. After his departure from the Mission in 2016, he went back to academia as a University Professor to teach law at the Public University of “Kadri Zeka”.
The years he spent working among international colleagues at EULEX allowed him to grow professionally and provided him with new insights and expertise. “The experience I have acquired on writing reports, doing analysis and developing my interpersonal skills made me more professional and successful in my new engagement at the University”.
He also firmly believes that the Mission’s legacy lies within its former staff. He argues that EULEX has always encouraged the local colleagues in their personal development and careers. “Owing to the Mission’s continuous assistance, all of my former colleagues have found suitable and challenging new positions within the Kosovo public and private institutions. I believe that without this support, I would not be as professional as I am now as Vice-rector”, summarizes the Mission’s positive impact Dukagjin.
“One of us” focuses on stories from former EULEX local staff working today in Kosovo institutions, organizations or businesses, aimed at highlighting the legacy EULEX is leaving behind in the Kosovo society.