WeBER project is implemented by Think for Europe (TEN) members who come from 6 Western Balkans partner organisations. Find their position within the project and short bios below.
Milena Lazarević, Team Leader
Jovana Knežević, Project Manager
Miloš Đinđić, Lead Researcher
Marko Sošić, Researcher
In the first WeBER project, Marko contributed as a public finance management expert.
Julijana Karai, Researcher
Julijana was a TEMPUS trainer for Continuing Education in European Affairs with the certificate from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and junior researcher in the Regional IPA Project “Strengthening National Integrity Systems in the Western Balkans and Turkey and tracking developments of anti-corruption efforts”. She has been a project manager in the EU funded project “Civic Participation for Local Democracy”, under IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2014-2015 and a consultant in the UNDP Project “Developing innovative solutions for better access to local services”.
Alban Dafa, Researcher
Lirika Agusholli, Country Researcher
Lirika Agusholli is a Research Fellow at Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS), a policy think-tank based in Prishtina. Her work is primarily focused in international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy and conflict resolution. Currently she is the country researcher of WeBER regional project for Kosovo.
Lirika has experience as a Teaching Assistant in Sabanci University for two years. Additionally, she worked as a Research Assistant at Sabanci University in Turkey, focusing mostly on the topics of ex-combatants reintegration and to the peace building in post-conflict societies with a focus on Kosovo. Her work was mostly focused in qualitative studies with extensive field works. Lirika was also part of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network where she worked as a research assistant.
Lirika is a Master graduate in Conflict Resolution and Analysis at Sabanci University, Turkey. She completed her Bachelors in Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul University, Turkey.
Anesa Omeragić, Communication Coordinator
Vaska Ristovska, Project Officer
Iliada Korcari, Project Officer
Iliada Korçari is a researcher and project coordinator at the Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana, where she focusses on governance, public administration reform and security. Her main research interests are nationalism, statebuilding and political theory. She has worked in the public administration cultural policy sector for several years; was engaged as a freelance researcher in different research projects and has been teaching seminars of Nationalism and Identity at the Political Sciences Department of the University of Tirana, from 2015 onwards. She has a double-major in Political Sciences and Public Relations and Communication and has graduated in Political Theory, MSc. and Russian and East European Studies, MSc., being a holder of many scholarships. She is a proficient user of Albanian (native) and English, researches in Italian, Spanish and French and is a basic user of German and Bulgarian.
Dragana Jaćimović, Project officer
Ina Shënplaku, Project officer
Ina Shënplaku holds a MSc degree in Public Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana, and a BA degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana. She joined the IDM team in the role of the Project Officer. Ina has worked as an innovation and project expert at AIDA, contributing to and assisting the needs of Startups, Youth, and young entrepreneurs, several project proposals, and serving as administrative support. She has a keen interest in innovation, young entrepreneurship, and start-ups, and she has worked as a European junior expert on startups and SMEs.
Languages: Albanian (native); English (fluently); Italian (fluently); Chinese (basic).
Angel Mojsovski, Research Assistant
Ana Đurnić, Research Assistant
Ana was also a member of the research team of the first WeBER project.
Haris Ćutahija, Research Assistant
Haris Ćutahija graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at University of Sarajevo where he also gained MA degree in political science – European integration. He also holds professional qualification degree in political management from the New Bulgarian University. Has extensive experience in managing and working on various projects ranging from the European integration to youth activism and culture. He is columnist on several internet portals as well as a political analyst. He has joined the Foreign Policy Initiative BH team in March 2020 as a researcher.
Aurora studied Law at the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”. Her work is mainly focused on project coordination for rule of law, human rights, environmental policies and their adoption with the Acquis legislation. She is currently engaged in WeBER 2.0 as a research assistant, as well as with monitoring the implementation of the National Plan for the Implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement for Kosovo.
Previously she was involved as an intern at the Basic Court of Prishtina, within the framework of the GLPS Internship Program funded by US State Department – Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Before joining GLPS in October 2019, Aurora worked as a reporter for Regional Youth Cooperation, for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), and prior to that she was working as a part time media officer for Kosovo Advocacy and Development Centre (KADC), focusing mainly on the implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Kosovo. She is a FES Political Academy alumni, and voluntarily engages in British Parliamentary formal debates as a judge and debater.
Milica Škorić, Research Assistant
Milica joined the CEP team in June 2021 as a junior researcher. She has many years of experience in the civil sector, as a project assistant, external associate, team leader, and activist. She worked on projects supported of USAID, SIDA, FOD, HBS, BFPE, BOS, and others. Milica is currently on PhD studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Belgrade), where she completed basic studies in politology and master studies in Public Administration, Local Self-Government, and Public Policies. During her studies, she was a teaching associate in the subject of Public government and an intern in the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans, and Social Affairs in the sector for anti-discrimination policies and gender equality. Milica completed a number of trainings about social organization and digital marketing. She is also the author of several scientific papers in the field of civil service and public agencies. She speaks English.
Sava Mitrovic, Research Assistant