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Director General


Mr. Fatmir Haxholli 
Director General of the Academic Diplomacy 
+383 (0) 38 200 77 153  



Fatmir Haxholli lives in Prishtina. He is married and a father of two children.

Mr. Fatmir Haxholli has a great expertise deriving from the work with Central and Local Governments and from many years of experience with international and non-governmental organizations.

Due to his professionalism and academic achievement, as well as his experience in project and thematic component management, Mr. Haxholli was able to successfully serve to strategic processes and developments in the framework of government, institutional and public life. The continuous commitment of Mr. Haxholli in processes of institutional reform made him become a credible reference of the media and civil society, thus contributing to the development processes in Kosovo.

Specifically, Mr. Haxholli worked for different international and local organizations, such as: United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Deutsche Geselleschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Lux Development, Kosovo Local Government Institute (KLGI) Kosovo Center for Security Studies (KSSS), as an associate for the Organization “FOL”, and other organizations of civil society, wherein he demonstrated distinguished performance and outcomes.

In addition to the above-mentioned professional experience, Mr. Haxholli also contributed as a Political Adviser to the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for two mandates. More specifically, Mr. Haxholli was a Political Adviser to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Moreover, as a result of his commitment and hard-working as a distinguished student, Mr. Haxholli was selected for the scholarship programme of the European Union “Young Cell Scheme” Scholarship, which aimed at supporting and strengthening of the public administration. Furthermore, during his studies in political sciences, Mr. Haxholli was awarded the scholarship of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Mr. Haxholli finished his Bachelor studies in Political Sciences in Prishtina and his Master studies in the United Nations on European Contemporary Studies, University of Sussex, in Brighton.

Mr. Haxholli has shown great results in public communication and diplomatic approach to sensitive political issues in Kosovo, which indeed made him a focal point and asset within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During his research and professional experience, he has been participating in various international conferences, roundtables, seminars and trainings, nominated by the organizations he worked with.

The General Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Mr. Haxholli has obtained a number of certificates in the area of management, ethics and professional integrity, public communication, which he is going to intertwine in his professional work with the aim of developing the Diplomatic Academy and make it as the epicentre for provision of training, research and networking of diplomats.

Mr. Haxholli has been part of numerous research projects, which resulted in publications. In such researches, he has been a co-author of compiling reports and publications.