European Movement in Serbia

Jelica Minić
Jelica MinićVice President

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.

Vladimir Međak
Vladimir Međak Vice President

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.

Aleksandar SimurdićVice President
Prof. Ivan Vujačić
Prof. Ivan VujačićVice President

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.

Goran LapčevićVice President

EMinS Secretariat

Zvezdana Kovač
Zvezdana KovačSecretary General

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.

Zorana Milovanović
Zorana MilovanovićProject Manager

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.

Đorđo Cvijović
Đorđo CvijovićYouth Forum President, Project Assistant

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.

EMinS Boards

President

Jelica Minić

Secretary General

Zvezdana Kovač

Vicepresidents

Vladimir Međak

Aleksandar Simurdić

Ivan Vujačić

Goran Lapčević

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)

Dostignuća mladih

Čivning društvo

Evropska Vojvodina

Generacija 21

Udruženje Evropski federalisti

Viktimološko društvo Srbije

Klub Alpbah Beograd

Udruženje poslovnih žena

Svetlana Kisić, Ženska vlada

Rest (18)

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“

Rodoljub Šabić,

Dejan Šabić, Faculty of Geography

Dr Pavle Sekeruš, Faculty of Philosophy

Dr Zoran Bulatović

Zorica Stevanović

President
Jelica Minić

Secretary General
Zvezdana Kovač

Vice Presidents

Vladimir Međak

Aleksandar Simurdić

Ivan Vujačić

Goran Lapčević

EMinS’ Forums Presidents

Jelena Žarković, President of the Economy and Business Forum

Đorđo Cvijović, President of the Youth Forum

Others

Srđan Dimitrijević, President of the EM Leskovac

Mirjana Prodanović, President of the EM Kraljevo

Nataša Dragojlović, National Convention on the EU Coordinator

Gordana Lazarević, Expert Consultant

Milena Kikić Cicmilović, Ministry of Finance

Svetlana Stefanović, Expert

Presidents Secretary Generals
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
2011-2015
Vlastimir Matejić 2007-2017 Maja Bobić
2015-2020

2020-

Mihailo Crnobrnja

Jelica Minić

2017-2020

2020-

Suzana Grubješić

Zvezdana Kovač

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