Dan Ilazi is a PhD candidate at the Dublin City University researching everyday practices of statebuilding of the European Union (EU). Previously, Dani was a deputy minister for European integration in the Government of Kosovo from 2015 until 2016 and before that he was a project manager for the Capacity Development Facility (CDF) a UNDP-Kosovo and Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) project funded by the Norwegian Government. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews/Scotland.