Albanian Centre for Oriental Studies (A.C.F.O.S.)

National Network

"Bardhyl" Str., Pll. 13/A, Sh. 2, Ap. 5, Tirana-Albania

+355 4 234 42 14
E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
+355 69 24 76 219
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Religion
  7. Research
  8. Youth and education
General Information
We are an NGO and NPO organization on Oriental Studies. Our Center is established in 2007, in Tirana - Albania. Our Center is the first Center on Oriental Studies in Albania and has Cultural-Oriental ideas in its Program. "Albanian Center for Oriental Studies" has it’s Executive Director, who is responsible for all the decisions of different projects for the Center. Seminars, meetings, and training courses organized in cooperation with other international organizations are funded by the concerned organization in relations to its activities. There are no budgetary resources available.
Mission and Objectives

1. Saving the Oriental traditions in Albania.
2. The opening of a big Center for Oriental Studies.
3. The opening of a cultural magazine on Oriental Studies.
4. The opening of a special library about the publications in Oriental languages.
5. Making studies on connections of the Albanians with Oriental countries and make closely connections with Albanians who live or work in Oriental countries.
6. To open an Publishing House, non-profitable, serving to publish Oriental works.
7. To establish different connections with different Centers and Organizations inside and outside Albania, who have the same activity with Our Center.
8. The opening of an Institute for Oriental Studies.
9. To be concerned with the government for the opening of the branch of Oriental Studies at Faculty of Philology of Tirana University.
10. Contacting with people from all over the world, who work on Oriental field.
11. Preparation of seminars, projects and studies on Orientalism

Main Projects / Activities

1. Publishing of our Center’s magazine, called "URA" - "The Bridge", which goal is to be like a "Bridge" between Orient (East) and Occident (West) by means of Cultural partnerships.
2. As soon as possible the first exhibition on the personal oriental manuscripts, by the Orientalist Ermal Bega in Tirana-Albania
3. Some seminars and conferences on Oriental Studies in Albania
4. Publishing some books in Albania on Oriental Studies
5. Organization of some cultural trips in Albania and abroad to know more about the impact of Orient & Islam in Albania

Contact (1) Full Name
Ermal Bega
Head of the organisation
Ermal Bega (Executive Director)
Contact (2) Full Name
Azem Xheladini