Jean Monnet Chair

Prof. Gazmend QORRAJ, Jean Monnet Chair
University of Prishtina, 
Faculty of Economics 
Str. Agim Ramadani, no number,
10000, Republic of Kosovo 
Office Nr.94 Tel: +377 44 640 161 
e-mail: [email protected] 

Professor Gazmend QORRAJ is the first Jean Monnet Chair Holder in Kosovo.
Gazmend QORRAJ holds the Jean Monnet chair for European Integration at the University of Prishtina. He received his PhD from University of Ljubljana in 2009 and MA Economics of International Trade and European Integration in 2004 at Staffordshire University, UK & Vrije University Brussels. He worked for Banking and Payment Authority of Kosovo, as Monetary Analyst, for ICU (World Bank & EU Unit) as Finance Manager, adviser to Minister of Economy and Finance until June 2005. From June 2005 until February 2008 he has been Kosovo National Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South East Europe and adviser to Prime Minister Kosovo on EU integration issues. He was also Co-Chair of Kosovo Delegation on CEFTA 2006 Negotiations (2006-2007). Since 2001 teaches at University of Prishtina. He also worked within Tempus Office at Faculty of Economics and since 2006 teaches at ISU organized by Vienna University of Business and Economics. On 2010 he published a book in English language, Entrepreneurs and Self-employees ‘’ which was published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. His second book,, Kosovo and European Integration’’ is under publication. Currently he is Head of IIE-Institute for European Integration a think-tank organization. On 2011 he is awarded as a Jean Monnet Chair on EU economic Studies from EU Commission (Education and Culture DG, Lifelong Learning program).


Jean Monnet Programme

The Jean Monnet Programme was launched in 1989 with the aim of facilitating the introduction of European integration studies in universities.

The programme takes the name of Jean Monnet (1888-1979), one of the ‘architects’ of the European Union.

Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialization in European integration studies
Professor Gazmend QORRAJ at University of Prishtina is the first Jean Monnet Chair Holder in Kosovo. This award is the greatest academic recognition that an EU scholar can achieve.


Courses taught

•  Microeconomics
•  Kosovo Economy and European Union
•  Economics of European Union
•  Economics of European Integration (Master and PHD studies)



•  Lecturer of EU Integration at Political Academy for Progressive Youth organized by Fridrich Ebert Stiftung and Olaf Palme International, October 2011.
•  Panelist at International Conference ‘‘Identity in the Era of Globalization and Europeanization’’ Institute for Political and juridical research, Skopje, 2011.
•  Lecturing the subject (Kosovo Economy and European Union) at Bachelor Degree (2012)
•  Lecturing the subject (Economics of European Integration) at Master Degree (2011)
•  Lecturing the subject (Economics of European integration) at Faculty of Law, 2012.
•  Jean Monnet Workshop for Journalists 2012.
•  Chair of the panel, The European Crises and Western Balkans’’ at the Euroacademia Global Conference ‘’ Paris France 2012.
•  Participant at the 6th Annual European Union Center of Excellence Conference at Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada 2012.
•  Committee Member at 8th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, Cyprus 2012.




•  Qorraj, G (2010): Entrepreneurs and Self-Employees: The case of Kosovo; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany ISBN: 978-3-8433-7413-2.

•  Qorraj, G (2012): Kosovo and the European Union: under publication


•  Qorraj, G, (2004): Credit Rationing and Banking Development: case of Kosovo; Faculty of Business, Staffordshire University, UK, Master Thesis, 2004.
•  Koman M, Prasnikar J, Drenkovska, Qorraj, G (2007): Characteristics of Entrepreneurs and self-employed in SEE: evidence from Kosovo and Macedonia; Reconstruction of enterprises and globalization.ISBN 978-961-6541-16-9 ( Casnik Finance, P.385), 2007.

•  Koman M, Prasnikar J, Qorraj, G (2009): The self-employment twist; evidence from Kosovo; Challenges of Europe, Financial Crises and Climate changes. (ISSN 1847- 4497).

•  Qorraj, G (2008): Challenges of European Integration: Economic and Institutional Challenges of SEEE towards EU; Dimitrie Cantemir University, (p 102-108), 2008.

•  Qorraj, G, (2009): EU Enlargement to South East Europe: International Politics and Influence on Region of SEE; European University Institute & Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Florence, Italy (MRM 10 ), 2009.

•  Qorraj, G, (2010): Integrating the Western Balkans into the European Union: Overcoming Political and Economic Constraints; Journal of European Perspective for Western Balkans, October 2010, Vol.2 Number 2, ISSN 1885-7694.

•  Koman M, Prasnikar J, Qorraj, G (2010): The Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries A case of Kosovo; Transformation in Business & Economics, Vol.9,No ISSN 1648-4460.

•  Qorraj, G, Stublla, F (2011): Entrepreneurship Challenges in Kosovo: Innovation, Research and Education; National Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning; ISBN 978–608–65144-2-6.