European Movement in Serbia
Jelica Minić, PhD, is the president of the European Movement in Serbia. She has extensive work experience in various institutions and organizations: media, scientific institutions, non-governmental organizations, state administration and international organization. Minić has been linked with the European Movement in Serbia from its very beginning and was one of its founders and first members. Between 1994-2000 she was the Sectary General of the Organization, then President of the Forum for International Relations (2015-2019) and on several occasions Vice-President.
She has a background in research and policy making in European integration affairs and regional cooperation. She was the Deputy Secretary General and Head of the Expert Pool of the Regional Cooperation Council in Sarajevo (2008-2013) and held high management positions in the state administration (Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2000-2004) and academia (1971-2000 and 2006-2008) as consultant or team leader for projects of the UNDP, the German Marshall Fund in Serbia, and the European Integration Fund of the European Agency for Reconstruction. Besides teaching different courses, she regularly gives lectures on regional cooperation in South East Europe and EU Enlargement Policy at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. She has published over 170 articles, essays and book chapters, around 60 conference papers and edited several books and reviews.
He was born in Belgrade in 1976 and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 2000. Earned an MA degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Diplomacy, University of Bologna, Italy, on the subject of EU Regional Policy and Structural Funds, in 2002. Received a Chevening Fellowship for research in the area of EU competition law at St. Peters College, University of Oxford, in 2004. He earned his PhD degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, in 2013, on the subject of Harmonisation of National Legislation with the EU Acquis in the Area of Competition Law. He has been working as a consultant for European integration and EU law since March 2016 and has been a vice president of the EMinS since December 2017. He is also the president of the EMinS Research Forum.
He was the chief legal expert in Serbia’s team for accession talks with the EU from August 2015 to May 2017. Worked at the former Serbian European Integration Office of the Government of Serbia, from its establishment in 2004 until 2016, in the area of harmonisation of legislation. From 2010 to February 2016 (when he resigned) he was the assistant director and head of division responsible for harmonisation of legislation, implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and accession negotiations. He coordinated the expert part of the negotiating team during the Stabilisation and Association Agreement negotiations in the period 2005-2008.
He worked on several international projects in Serbia and abroad and is the co-author of a number of books and articles on EU law, EU integration, Stabilisation and Association Agreement and competition law.
Full time professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade where he teaches Comparative Economic Systems and the Economics of EU Integration. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade where he teaches International Economic Relations and the American Economic System.
As a Fulbright scholar he spent 1983-1984 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has participated in Aspen Institute conferences, the Salzburg Seminar and has attended the Harvard Executive Leadership Program on a Kokkalis Foundation Fellowship.
President of the Forum of International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia and Vice President of the Movement.
Independent member of the Board of Eurobank, Belgrade (2010 – present).
Member of the Presidency and Executive Committee of the Serbian Association of Economists.
Member of the Presidency of the Serbian Scientific Society of Economists.
Member of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) and was a member of its Executive Committee (2014-2016).
Member of the Political Council of the Democratic Party.
Member of the Fulbright Scholars Association of Serbia.
Member of the Harvard Club of Serbia.
Member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgrade ( 2011-2015).
He was a member of the Federal Parliament of Yugoslavia between 1992-1996 for the Democratic Party and the Faction leader between 1994-1996.
Ambassador to the United States between 2002 and 2009.
Zvezdana Kovač before joining EMinS as a Secretary General she has been working for more than 20 years in leading positions in both non-profit sector and media in the Western Balkans. She was Executive Director of Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE), a regional and impact-oriented NGO that seeks to foster democratic, pluralist, and peaceful societies in Southeast Europe, advocating principles of social responsibility, sustainable development, and reconciliation among the peoples in the region. Prior to that, Zvezdana worked as a journalist and served in leadership roles in various TV stations across the region. She was Editor in Chief of a nationwide FR Yugoslavia Television. She graduated Serbo-Croatian language and Yugoslav literature. Her mother tongue is Serbo-Croatian and she is fluent in English and Greek.
She has been working at the European Movement in Serbia since 1993, first as an executive secretary and afterwards as the office manager. From 1995 to 2007 she coordinated the activities of the Forum for International Relations.
She worked as an assistant on numerous projects dealing with European integration and regional cooperation, and organised a number of gatherings, round tables, local and international conferences. She was involved in the preparation of many EMinS publications.
She is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Born in Belgrade in 1994. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations, module: International Politics. Also, she is an alumni member of the Program of International business at the Business Academy in Belgrade. Currently, she is a student of the Master’s Programme of International Economic Relations at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. Special areas of interest include gender equality, social entrepreneurship and international economic cooperation. In the European Movement in Serbia she manages mentoring program for women “Share Your Knowledge”.
She is also volunteering at the civil sector for more than 3 years. Her hobbies are photography, web design and following trends in technological innovations. She is fluent in English and intermediate in French.
Graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Department for International Relations. He is currently enrolled as an MA student of International Law at Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Currently is engaged as student instructor on the subject Introduction to Diplomacy and Diplomatic Analysis at Faculty of Political Sciences. He joined the European Movement as a volunteer in 2016. In 2017 becomes a member of Youth Forum of European Movement in Serbia, and was elected president of Youth Forum in June 2018. During his studies he was active at seminars and non-formal education programs, mainly in the field of human rights.
In addition to human rights, his areas of interest are youth policy and regional cooperation. He is fluent in English and Russian.
Born in Belgrade in 1982. Earned her bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, where she also earned a master’s degree in International Politics in 2012. Upon graduation, volunteered at the Women’s Studies Centre. Worked at a grant fund and in several non-governmental organisations on communication with the donor community, project proposal writing and event planning. While on the MDTF for Justice Sector Support project, she was a consultant for media and communication and monitoring and evaluation at the Ministry of Justice. Fields of interest include international relations, the European Union and the accession process, human rights and animal rights and well-being.
Speaks English and has a passive knowledge of Italian and German.
Presidents of the EMinS Forums:
Jelena Žarković, Social-Economic Forum
Đorđo Cvijović, Youth Forum
EMinS Local Councils’ Representatives (7)
Milorad Đoković, EM Lazarevac
Srđan Dimitrijević, EM Leskovac
Vladimir Pantić, EM Valjevo
Hristos Aleksopulos, EM Ćuprija
Nenad Đorđević, EM Kragujevac
Uroš Davidovac, EM Novi Sad
Mirjana Prodanović, EM Kraljevo
Collective Members’ Representatives (9)
Udruženje Evropski federalisti
Viktimološko društvo Srbije
Klub Alpbah Beograd
Udruženje poslovnih žena
Svetlana Kisić, Ženska vlada
Mihailo Crnobrnja, Former President
Dušan Janjić, Former Secretary General
Danjel Pantić, Former Secretary General
Ksenija Milenković, Former Secretary General
Maja Bobić, Former Secretary General
Duško Lopandić, Former Deputy President
Ivo Visković, Faculty of Political Science
Nataša Vučković, FCD
Dragoljub Todić, IMPP
Stevan Lilić, Law Faculty
Zoran Stojiljković, Faculty of Political Science
Branko Gligorić, Media Center
Borka Božović, „Gallery Haos“
Dejan Šabić, Faculty of Geography
Dr Pavle Sekeruš, Faculty of Philosophy
Dr Zoran Bulatović
Deputy Secretary General
EMinS’ Forums Presidents
Jelica Minić, President of the Forum for International Relations
Vladimir Međak, President of the Research Forum
Gordana Lazarević, President of the Economy and Business Forum
Amra Latifić, President of the Forum for Culture
Đorđo Cvijović, President of the Youth Forum
Srđan Dimitrijević, President of the EM Leskovac
Nataša Dragojlović, National Convention on the EU Coordinator
Ivan Knežević, EMinS Member
Goran Lapčević, President of the EM Kruševac
Gordana Lazarević, Expert Consultant
Milena Kikić Cicmilović, Ministry of Finance
Svetlana Stefanović, Expert
|1992-1994||Vojin Dimitrijević||1992-1994||Dušan Janjić|
|1994-1996||Mirko Tepavac||1994-2001||Jelica Minić|
|1996-1999||Desimir Tošić||2001-2006||Danijel Pantić|
|1999-2011||Živorad Kovačević||2006-2007||Ksenija Milivojević|
||Vlastimir Matejić||2007-2017||Maja Bobić|