Invitation to the “Open Seminars” Discussion: The Challenges of Population Census in Albania

The Institute “Sami Frashëri” in Tirana, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies (CNS), Sarajevo, cordially invites you to the next session of our “Open Seminars” series. This platform aims to foster critical approaches to contemporary societal challenges, providing a space for in-depth discussions on pivotal issues affecting our society.

This Session’s Focus: “The Battle for the 20 Percent”
We are honored to have Associate Professor Ardit Bido, Director of the Archives of Albania, as our guest speaker. Prof. Bido will delve into the sensitive and contentious issue of self-declaration of ethnic and religious affiliation in Albania’s ongoing population census, particularly highlighting the debate surrounding the percentage of the Greek minority in southern Albania. Drawing insights from his latest book, “The Battle for the 20 Percent,” Prof. Bido will offer a unique perspective on the implications of these declarations and the broader political and social dynamics at play.

Why Attend?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in the population census in Albania.
  • Explore the sensitive issue of ethnic and religious self-declaration and its implications for minority rights and national identity.
  • Engage in a meaningful dialogue with a leading researcher and fellow attendees on a topic of national significance.
  • Contribute to the critical examination of contemporary challenges facing Albanian society and the Balkans.

The session promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion, shedding light on the nuanced battles waged within the framework of population censuses and the pursuit of accurate representation of ethnic and religious minorities in Albania.

Join Us
We look forward to welcoming you to this important discussion. Your presence and participation will undoubtedly enrich the conversation and contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the population census in Albania.

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please visit the Institute “Sami Frashëri” or contact us directly.