Secretary General

Demush ShashaSecretary General

Mr Demush Shasha has been appointed as a Secretary – General of the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo on 9 November 2011.

Since 2007, Mr Shasha has held leading positions within the former Agency of European Integration and now the Ministry of European Integration. Among others, he was Director of the Department for the Management of the Stabilization Association process and Head of the Secretary – General Office.

Mr Shasha is the alumni of the Young Cell Scheme scholarship. He earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration at the Faculty of Applied Sciences in Business –Peja and Master degree in European Studies at the European College of Parma, Italy. He also attended a series of professional training in well known international centers such as: Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, etc. 

As a Secretary - General of the Ministry of European Integration, Mr Shasha has following responsibilities:

1.Coordination of the Stabilization - Association process Dialogue between Kosovo and EU;
2.Coordination of the European Partnership Action Plan and approximation of national legislation with the EU legislation (acquis);
3.Coordination of foreign assistance;
4.Administration and general management of the ministry;
5.Providing necessary instructions, accurate, professional and impartial advices for the superior authority.

Mr Shasha is also the National Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance Coordinator (NIPAC). In this capacity he has the following responsibilities:

1.Ensure partnership between the Commission and the beneficiary country, and a close link between the general accession process and the use of assistance under the IPA Regulation;
2.Bear overall responsibility for:

  • the coherence and coordination of the programmes provided under IPA,
  • The annual programming for the transition assistance and institution building component at national level,
  • The coordination of the participation of the beneficiary country in the relevant cross-border programmes, both with Member States and with other beneficiary countries, as well as in the transnational, interregional or sea basins programmes under other Community instruments.

3.    Draw up and, after examination by the IPA monitoring committee, submit to the Commission the IPA annual and final reports on implementation of IPA in Kosovo.

Mr Shasha is also the co-Secretary of the Ministerial Council for European Integration and the Secretary of the Working Committee for European Integration.  

Minister Bekim Çollaku
Bekim Çollaku