Profile

Name:

 

Erald Pepaj

Education:

 

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Country:

 

Albania

Institution:

 

European University of Tirana

In two assignments as a diaspora expert, Erald Pepaj contributed his expertise to the Albanian organizations Help the Life and MEDPAK (Defending the Rights of People with Disabilities). Both initiatives were launched by parents whose children live with a disability. The members of the organizations are committed to inclusion and participation in social life. They work together with specialists from the fields of speech therapy, physiotherapy and pedagogy. During these short-term assignments, Erald Pepaj was able to pass on his knowledge acquired in Germany about inclusive, effective methods in the treatment of people with disabilities to his colleagues.

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In Germany, I advanced in my profession thanks to numerous further training courses.I want to pass on this knowledge to therapists in my home country.

Erald Pepaj, Physiotherapist

The specialist in physiotherapy completed his training in Italy and deepened his expertise in Germany. Among other things, he worked at the Charité clinic and the Allegria Wittenau practice in Berlin, where he acquired numerous additional qualifications. After two assignments as a diaspora expert, he decided to return to Albania permanently. As a lecturer, he teaches students at the at the Public Health Research Centre of the European University of Tirana. The students benefit from his international work experience, which he passes on in lectures and in practical seminars. The university also benefits from Erald Pepaj's innovative approaches. New methods and curricula ensure a qualitative education according to the latest professional standards. The institution thus remains fit for the future and contributes to the further development of Albania's health system.

Erald Pepaj's work is funded by the GIZ Programme Migration & Diaspora on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

‘Erald Pepaj has introduced a new mindset to what we do. His experience as a physiotherapist with people with disabilities and their families is extremely valuable for our team.’

Zela Koka, MEDPAK – Defending the Rights of People with Disabilities

Erald Pepaj's work draws attention to various methods of treatment.