Maja Stojanovic is a long-time activist for protection of human rights, and she is a member of Civic Initiatives since October, 2010. Before she became Executive Director in January 2014, she had worked for Civic Initiatives as a coordinator of Youth Program and as the Program director. She started working in the civil sector at the Students’ Union of Serbia (SUS) at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, after which she worked at the University of Nis and within the Board of Directors of the Students’ Union of Serbia. During five years, Maja worked at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Nis, after which she started working in Belgrade as coordinator of youth program and executive director. Maja Stojanovic is the president of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights and Democracy House from Belgrade and a member of Europe Team, expert group for promotion of European integrations in Serbia.
Bojana Selakovic has been a member of Civic Initiatives since November 2013, as a manager of the public policy program. She had worked in the area of law and entrepreneurship, and has been active in the civil sector since 2001, with minor pauses. She has initiated and participated in several dozen campaigns for increase of awareness and public advocacy at the national and local level, as well as the large number of projects oriented towards enhancing activism of the citizens, as well as those entities that provide direct help and assistance to vulnerable social groups. She is interested in wide scope of subjects, starting from fight against discrimination, violence and corruption, minority and children’s rights, and reform of public policies and civic participation. She is a mother of two, a boy and a girl.
Miloranka Tošić is currently working as Civic Initiatives’ Quality Assurance Manager. Her activism began in high school, first as an active member, and then as the president of the student parliament, where she managed to initiate their peers to engage in many different activities and contribute both the school, and their future as active citizens. She began cooperation with the Civic Initiatives as a participant in an exchange program that CI organized in 2004. Understanding the mission and vision of GI, as well as personal commitment and organization shown in this program, recommended her to be elected for Roma program assistant in 2009. After a year and a half on this position she started working in the finance department as an assistant. Two years later she became finance director and maintain on that position nearly four years. Accountability and systematic approach to work and the results of the initiative for improvement of the CI’s financial system brought her to the position she currently holds. She often participates in seminars and trainings to further enhance her work and contribute to quality of work of CI.
Jelena Stevic is currently working as a financial manager in Civic Initiatives. She has been working for Civic Initiatives since March 2003, where she has worked as office manager, assistant within the program for development of democracy, program assistant and secretary of NGO Federation in Serbia, assistant within the program for civic education, project coordinator for youth program and financial administrator. She completed trainings in the following areas: management of non-governmental organizations, training for promotion of tolerance and ethnic reconciliation through civil education, project writing for EU, as well as many others. She is fluent in English. She is a mother of one, a boy.
Nada has been working for Civic Initiatives since January 2006; at first, she occupied the position of secretary, and after that she was office manager. Since September 2014 Nada started working as a financial administrator and human resource person since recently. Nada has completed training in the area of project writing for EU, protection of personal data, financial management in non-governmental organizations and human resource management. Educated as an engineer of chemical technology. During the period from 1996-97, she was an activist of the opposition coalition Together (SPO, DS, GSS), and worked as a business secretary at the head office of SPO after the protest had finished. After that, she worked on administrative positions for several private companies. She taught mathematics, physic and chemistry to children for a long time. She is fluent in English. She is a mother of one girl.
Milica started working in Civic Initiatives as an intern at the end of 2016, and now she works as an Assistant in the Project for Civil Society Capacity Building.
Milica graduated at the Faculty of Political Science, where she also got her M.A. in Political Science – Module: Political Theory, Political Sociology and Institutions where her master thesis was: “Nation building through the interpretation of national history: the case of post-Yugoslav countries: Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
She was engaged in social activism since high school and during her university days, she became socially active in several civil society organisations, where she acquired non-formal education in the field of human rights. Milica is also a semi-professional bowling player.
Marija Vujkovic has been working in Civic Initiatives from June, 2015. After 10 years spent in business sector on various communications positions, she has decided to share her knowledge and experience in the civil society sector. She is in charge of overall communications of Civic Initiatives, including media, donors, partners and social networks communities. Fluent in English, pero entiendo todo en español. Constantly traveling around the world. Happy wife and mom.
Dejana Stevkovski has been a member of Civic Initiatives since 2008. Immediately after her graduation from the Faculty of Political Sciences, she started working as office manager and became assistant within the program for development of civil society soon after. She was included in numerous projects of Civic Initiatives which aimed to build capacity of civil society organizations, advocated more significant inclusion of citizens and civil society organizations in the decision-making processes, and advocated adoption of legal and institutional framework for operation of civil society organizations. She is co-author of the Country Monitoring Report on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development for 2013 and 2014 and of the Manual for citizen associations as social services’ providers. At the moment, she is a coordinator for the project for enabling environment for development of civil society. She is a mother of one boy.
Nermine has been working in Civic Initiatives since July 2015 when she was included in the implementation and monitoring of the Youth Build program. She’s working on the implementation and monitoring of projects for young people, evaluates and monitors the work of the participants in the projects, designs and implements local activities and helps in communicating with the local institutions and the media. Before that, she had internship in the Republic of Serbia Coordination Body for Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja in Belgrade, and then worked as a local project assistant of the Coordination Body, in projects that were implemented in Bujanovac for three years in a row. She worked briefly as a professor of the Albanian language in primary school and then returned to the civil society sector. She graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philology on Albanian language, currently at the end of the master studies. She deals with the translation of Serbian – Albanian and loves to read. Mother of one little boy.
Djurdja Djukic has been working at Civic Initiatives as the coordinator of projects for capacity building since November 2014. She has graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences. As an activist, she has been involved in the civil sector’s operation since 2007. During the previous period, she was engaged at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights and Practical Policy Center as a project coordinator. She has completed numerous trainings in the area of human rights, transitional justice and European integrations.