Marilo Meta has over 7 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior serving as an Atlas Corps fellow from Albania in Washington, DC, at the Open Government Partnership in the position of Knowledge Management, to advance the new frontiers of citizen participation, through direct citizen engagement, inclusion, and now Marilos is leading the international NGO “Leadership Development Association Balkan”, to help young people develop their personal and professional skills by working in an international environment, to give every youngster an opportunity to become leader and change-makers in their community to solve complex problems of our societies.
In the position of President for LDA Balkan Marilo has been involved in the overall management of the organization including but not limited to events, conferences, international exchanges to strengthen youth leadership, personal and professional youth development for LDA Balkan in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Presevo Valley and Northern Macedonia.
Prior to that, he served as an Intellectual Property Inspector at the State Inspectorate for Market Surveillance, to oversee and maintain the integrity of electronic data relating to intellectual property, EU acquis Chapter 7. Prior to that, Marilo has been an IT specialist at Albanian Financial Intelligence Unit (Anti Money Laundering) Albanian Ministry of Finance and Economy. Earlier than he served as the advertising and public relations marketing manager for the Albanian Police Force. Prior to that, he was a computer service department manager for NOA Financing. He has a certificate in political leadership also a certificate in Cognitive Law from the Elita Professional Academy in Albania. He earned a Bachelor of Computer Science Degree as well as a Master of Science in Information Technology and Communications from the University of Tirana in Albania.
To further advance his passion regarding the international organization, Marilo is pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) for International Relations & Regional Studies at the European University of Tirana. While continuing his computer science studies, Marilo has been engaged in several youth organizations with a wide scope of activities including human rights, environment, governance, social care programs under the leadership of organizations like AEGEE, AIESEC, Beyond Barriers, Rotaract Tirana, Albanian Youth Network etc.
Moreover, he can truly define his vision as the leader of a non-profit youth organization, which is empowering youth through collaboration, knowledge sharing, networking, promoting innovation and continually improving talent, building more trust strong by growing with integrity, increasing peace by leading with equality, and achieving extraordinary results by connecting people with people, people with ideas and people with opportunities, to empower the Albanian youth community in order to live in a world where the young generation will apply the skills of change-making to solve the complex problems of our societies, for a better future, living in peace, prosperity and solidarity.