Ana has been engaged on management and coordination of EU and other international assistance sinc...
Ana Ilić Good Governance Director
Ana has been engaged on management and coordination of EU and other international assistance since 2001, first as a consultant in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and later in managing positions within the Ministry of Finance and the Serbian European Integrations Office (SEIO). As an expert in planning, programming and evaluation of EU and other international assistance, from 2014 to 2017 she served as Deputy Director - EU Funds Coordinator in the SEIO. She was engaged as the Head of Operative Structure for managing cross-border cooperation programs with BiH and Montenegro, chaired the working group on EU accession regarding Chapter 22- Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments, served as a member of Negotiation team for Chapter 22, the national coordinator for the Danube region and co-national coordiinator for EU strategy for the Adriatic-Ionnian region, a member of program borads of the Regional School of Public Administration and Regional Cooperarion Council etc. She worked on the development of strategic, planning and program documents regarding the use of EU and international assistance, including the instrument of pre-accession assistance - IPA, she was a member of steering committees and responsible for the implementation of more than 10 projects, took part in establishing the system of decentralized / indirect management of EU funds, coordinated Serbia's engagement in regional, cross-border and transnational EU programs, coordinated bilateral and multilateral assistance provided by more than 20 development partners. SHe has been engaged in NALED since September 2017 as a consultant for project preparation and cooperation with the EU and bilateral donors, later being appointed as the Director of Good Governance department in NALED, in charge of local economic development and capacity building programs.
Marko is born in Novi Pazar, completed high school in Belgrade and graduated from the Faculty of ...
Marko is born in Novi Pazar, completed high school in Belgrade and graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, department "International law". He is currently attending the final year of Master studies in International relations, organizations and EU integration. He gained his first professional experience in Vojvođanska and NLB bank, engaging in promotion, direct sales and advising clients in selecting baking products and services, later being engaged as an external legal consultant in Sandžak Economic Development Agency (SEDA). He has been a part of NALED team since 2010, gaining knowledge and skills in various positions regarding the organization of theme discussions and implementation of projects for strenghtening local government capacities in the field of local economic development and investment promotion. His work primarily focuses on cooperation with local governments and local economic development offices. One of his main tasks is the monitoring and realization of the international BFC SEE Business Friendly Certification in South East Europe (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia), and within the program he also engages as a lecturer at trainings for local governments and evaluators in the country an abroad. He also participated as a lecturer in trainings for future users of unified procedure system for construction permitting (EBPS) in Serbia. Since 2018, he has been an accredited by the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government for conducting professional development programs for local government officers for the topic “Implementation of e-government and digitalization of administration”. He participated in the organization of numerous events and conferences for NALED members and partners.
Ivana Bogosavljević Čikić
Ivana has been actively dealing with the matters of the United States through additional studies ...
Ivana Bogosavljević Čikić
Ivana has been actively dealing with the matters of the United States through additional studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences following the completion of graduate studies, starting from 2006. As a Project Manager in NALED she has years of experience in the field of local economic development and regional cooperation. Since 2012 she has been responsible for promoting and improving the business-friendly environment standards among the local governments in Serbia and the region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia). Within her team, Ivana is also in charge for developing and implementing models of cooperation between the public and private sectors with the aim of nurturing the dialogue and developing a sustainable business environment. She participated in numerous professional development seminars in the country and abroad, including the courses on corporate social responsibility, performance management, smart cities and improving local government competitiveness. Along with fluent English she also speaks Turkish language, with basic knowledge of Spanish.
Jelena joined NALED in 2019, as a consultant for the project Optimization plan for healthcare ins...
Jelena Thorogood Project Manager
Jelena joined NALED in 2019, as a consultant for the project Optimization plan for healthcare institutions network implemented by NALED for the Ministry of Healthcare, with the support of the World Bank. She has more than 15 years of professional experience on development programs in Serbia. She worked as project coordinator and finance expert on programs by Germand development bank KfW, KBC bank, UNDP, Economic department of the U.S. Embassy, EU municipal infrastrucure development project, IMF office in Belgrade. She is the author of the Financial Analysis course and she teaches at Belgian adult education web portal Coursle.org. She earned a magister degree at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, and she completed bachelor studies at Russian economic academy Plehanov. She expanded her professional knowledge at trainings organized by KfW, KBC Bank in Belgium, IMF Institute in Washington. She speaks English and Russian.
Vladanka's work experience begins in the public sector in the field of development project ...
Vladanka Raković Project Manager
Vladanka's work experience begins in the public sector in the field of development project management. Since 2014, Vladanka has worked in the Ministry of Finance in the Sector for contracting and financing programs from the European Union, where as a project manager she prepared and implemented projects in the field of social housing and employment. After that, Vladanka became the head of the Department for Tender Preparation and Project Implementation, where she coordinated the entire process of preparation and implementation of all programs and projects that are annually financed through the decentralized system for managing EU funds in Serbia, from the employment, education, and transport sectors, environmental protection, public administration, etc. She holds a degree in philology and a master's degree in political science and international studies and she received additional education in the field of European integration at the Institute for Central Europe in Vienna and at the European College in Bruges. She joined the NALED team in March 2022 in the position of Project Management Manager in the Good Governance Department.
Stefanos completed Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in 2016, International r...
Stefanos completed Bachelor studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in 2016, International relations department, with an average grade 9.66, and he is currently in Master studies on “International humanitarian law and the human rights law” at the same Faculty. He is a scholar of the Young Talents Fund Dositeja and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. He gained his first work experience in NALED, within the Local Economic Development / Good Governance department, previously being engaged as an intern. He is mostly engaged on the development and functioning of the regional Business Friendly Certification (BFC SEE) program, providing major contribution for the development of BFC SEE e-software and website. He also provides support in the implementation of local economic development projects, the most significant being: Developing partnerships with the private sector in BFC SEE cities and municipalities, Developing models for sustainable capacities for local economic development in Serbia and Promotion of investment potentials in business friendly cities and municipalities. Starting from June 2018, he has been appointed as Good Governance Officer.
Mila finished her Bachelor studies at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Geography) and then ...
Mila finished her Bachelor studies at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Geography) and then completed her Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tourism Management at the universities in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain. She was a scholarship holder from Young Talents Fund ’Dositeja’, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the European Commission. She has been an activist in the field of youth policy development, advocacy and capacity-building of youth to partake in socio-political processes. She used to be the Governing Baord member and the president of the National Youth Council of Serbia – KOMS, as well as a volunteer/project coordinator in other youth non-governmental organizations in Serbia and the region. She represented Serbia at the fora organized by the United Nations, the European Commission and OSCE as a youth delegate, and currently serving a 2-year-long mandate at the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe, a unique co-managament system in the world. She joined NALED’s Projects Unit as an intern in November 2019, where she currently serves as the Projects Officer.
Mila completed her Bachelor studies in tourism at the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Geography) and then Erasmus Mundus joint master studies in tourism management at universities in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain. She was a scholarship holder of the Dositej Fund for young talents, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, as well as the European Union. She is a long-term activist in the field of youth policy development, public advocacy and capacity building of youth and civil society for active participation in socio-political processes in Serbia, the region and Europe. She was a member and president of the Governing Board of the highest representative body of youth in Serbia - KOMS, and for more than 5 years she has volunteered in other civil society organizations in Serbia and the region where she participates in EU and Sida-funded projects. She represented Serbia and young people at the forums of the United Nations, the European Commission and the OSCE as a youth representative, and she was also a youth delegate in the Youth Council of the Council of Europe, the only management structure in the world. Since February 2021, she has been providing support as an expert for youth participation in the Youth Council of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. She joined NALED in November 2019 in the Project Preparation Unit, where she prepared projects for various international donors and since June 2022 she has been engaged as a Project Implementation Specialist in the Unit for EU Projects and Regional Cooperation.
Milica graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, department of International ...
Milica graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, department of International Relations, and master studies of USA, at the same faculty. During her studies she was a member of student organizations, a demonstrator for the subject Comparative politics and she attended a large number of seminars and trainings on the topic of gender equality. During her studies she attended internship at City Administration of Subotica, UNICEF and multinational company Erst&Young in Belgrade. After obtaining her bachelor degree and enrolling in master studies, Milica started working in a non-government organization European Movement in Serbia, on projects related to gender equality and regional cooperation. She is an alumni of the Popularna demokatija program implemented by the Westminster Foundation in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences. Milica joined NALED in September 2020 as Good Governance Officer.
Goran graduated from the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. As a student-resear...
Goran graduated from the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. As a student-researcher, he participated in the work of the faculty Human Security Research Centre, dealing with research and organisation of academic events. He attended two one-year educational programs, „Applied Diplomacy“ of the European Movement in Serbia and „Future Studies“ of the Belgrade Open School. He gained his first experience of working on projects during a six-month internship at the non-governmental organisation Belgrade Open School. After completing his studies, he worked for a year as a student assistant at the Faculty of Security Studies and then completed a short term-internship at the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF). Later, Goran worked at the European Consulting Group (ECG) as an assistant in the preparion of tenders for large projects in the region funded by the EU, where he had the opportunity to get to know the entire project cycle. Prior to joining NALED, he was a project associate at the non-governmental organisation European Movement in Serbia, coordinating the implementation of smaller grants in various fields. He attended numerous seminars, trainings and conferences on democracy, human rights, international politics, security, as well as Serbia’s accession to the European Union. He trained karate for ten years, as well as folk dance in the Academic Cultural and Artistic Association of the University of Belgrade „Španac“. He joined NALED in February 2021 as a Good Governance Officer.
Uroš graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science in 2016. In a...
Uroš graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science in 2016. In addition, he gained two master’s degrees from the same Faculty, one in International Affairs and one in International Security, in 2018 and 2019. He was awarded with a scholarship by the OSCE Mission in Serbia and became a member of their alumni network. Furthermore, he is an author of several articles and policy papers in the area of international politics and security. During MA studies he was an intern in the NIS Group. Before joining NALED, Uroš was employed in the Ministry of Justice in Sector for European Integration and International Aid, as a Junior Advisor, engaged in projects funded by the EU IPA funds and cooperation with other state institutions under project activities. Uroš joined NALED in February 2021 as an associate within Good Governance Department. He speaks English and Russian.
Uroš graduated from the Faculty of Law at Union University. During...
Uroš graduated from the Faculty of Law at Union University. During his studies, he was a member of the United Nations Club of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, where he was the head of the Model United Nations Department. At the same time, Uroš was one of the founders and a member of the non-governmental organization "United Nations Association of Serbia", where he had the opportunity to work on projects such as: "Dialog Coffee", whose network enables cooperation between different cities and young people through various activities - workshops, seminars, conferences, and in 2020 he was chosen as the representative of Serbia on the project "Youth Delegates of Serbia to the United Nations", which was organized with the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Sports. During his mandate on the project, he dealt with the organization of the meeting, writing reports for the General Assembly, reporting on youth policy. He joined NALED in August 2021, as an intern in the Good Governance department.
Nikola graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, majoring in social work and social polic...
Nikola graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, majoring in social work and social policy. He is currently attending master's studies at the faculty of the same name, majoring in Public Administration, Local Self-Government and Public Policy. Since his high school days, he has been active in the non-governmental sector in his native Knjaževac, where he participated in numerous projects in the areas of local and youth activism, multiculturalism, children's rights and environmental protection, and is currently a member of the Youth Advisory Body of the Knjaževac municipality. Nikola joined the NALED team as a project implementation practitioner where he will be involved in the ongoing activities of the Department for Good Governance.