Ms. Myftari holds a B.A. in English Language and Philology from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and a Master's degree in Applied Foreign Languages and Cross-Cultural Negotiation from Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.
In her early career, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the banking sector at CITIBANK N.A. and Alpha Bank S.A. from 2009 to 2018. Subsequently, Ms. Myftari transitioned into International Relations within Higher Education Institutions. She joined the Department of International Relations at the University of Montpellier, managing various Erasmus+ funded projects as a Project Manager until November 2020. Her project portfolio included initiatives promoting Sustainable Development in European HEI campuses, fostering Internationalization at home in South Mediterranean HEIs, and coordinating the inaugural 'Welcome week' for international students at the University of Montpellier in 2019.
Born in Albania, raised in Greece, and later moving to France for a career in International Affairs, she joined RYCO in November 2020. At RYCO, she initially served as a Program Grants Assistant and later as a Grants Officer for the Superschools Western Balkans School Exchange Scheme. As of October 2023, Ms. Myftari holds the position of Project Manager for two significant projects: "RYCOgnized - YPS Advocacy Efforts in WB6," focusing on peacebuilding, regional youth cooperation, and youth empowerment in the Western Balkans, and "Jeunes des deux Rives," dedicated to youth education in citizenship, international solidarity, and civic engagement among young people from the Mediterranean basin.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.