Lejla Hadzic is the Executive Director of Cultural Heritage without Borders Albania (CHwB Albania), an independent non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Trained as a conservation architect, her field experience in conservation and management aspects of cultural heritage range from post war reconstruction and engagement in peace building processes to conservation development projects in transitional societies. CHwB Albania is recognized internationally and locally for their work.
Some of the awards include: Certificate of Excellence European Heritage Stories from the Council of Europe (2018), Man of the Year Award for the City of Berat (2018), Grand Award for Special Contribution by Serbian Association of Conservators (2015), the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage by EU Nostra Award (2014). Lejla graduated from the University of Sarajevo in 2002 with a degree in Architecture.
She received a scholarship from the Bosnia-Herzegovina Government to pursue her post graduate studies a the Academia Istropolitana Nova in Slovakia (2002-2003). In 2008, she pursued post-graduate studies in architectural conservation at Lund University in Sweden on a scholarship from the Swedish Government.
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