Plator Avdiu is Researcher at the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), a Kosovo-based think tank specialized in the security area. Since 2014, he is engaged in national and regional projects led by KCSS on the topics of police and defence integrity, Kosovo’s membership into Euro-Atlantic structures and international security organizations as well as on Horizon 2020 projects of the European Commission. He is author and co-author of several publications and research analysis of the KCSS on security and defence related topics. Furthermore, Avdiu’s professional experience implies also involvement as Consultant/Country Assessor of Transparency International Defence & Security Programme for the Government Defence Integrity Index 2020 for Kosovo. He graduated in June 2014 at the University of Latvia in Riga holding Social Sciences Master’s Degree in European Studies as a holder of a two-year scholarship by the JoinEU-SEE III/Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships programme of the European Commission. Since 2008 he has a Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Prishtina in Political Science.