Jelena MilutinovićHREYN (Belgium)
Jelena is a youth worker and human rights activist with the 14 years of experience in the civil society organizations work. Her fields of expertise are human rights, human rights education and youth participation. She held a mandate as a board member of the National Youth Council of Serbia and currently does her MA studies on London Metropolitan University, while being Vice-Chair in the European network Human Rights Education Youth Network – HREYN from Brussels. Jelena finished adult education at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy. She is a feminist and a passionate coffee lover.
Institute for Young Women Development (Zimbabwe)
Glanis ChangachirereInstitute for Young Women Development (Zimbabwe)
Glanis Changachirere is the Director of Institute for Young Women Development and the founding Coordinator of the African Women Leaders Forum. She is a Member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy. Glanis is an activist. She is a recipient of the 30 Under 30 Democracy Award from the National Endowment for Democracy for her pioneering work on young women’s political participation in Zimbabwe. Glanis holds a Masters in International Relations (Gender) from the University of Birmingham and Masters in Public Policy and Governance from Africa University.
Agon MaliqiSbunker (Kosovo)
Agon Maliqi is a policy analyst, civil society activist and media writer from Prishtina, Kosovo. He is the creator and co-founding editor of sbunker.net, an Albanian language opinions and analysis blog which gathers a younger generation of academics, think tankers and civil society activists. Mr. Maliqi's main writing interests include regional and international affairs, the state of human rights and democracy in the Balkans and socio-economic development in Kosovo. Professionally, Mr. Maliqi has during the past ten years worked mostly as a consultant on these issues with a range of international organisations. Mr. Maliqi was just recently in Washington D.C as a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). He graduated in Political Science and European Studies from the American University in Bulgaria in 2006, and obtained a Master’s Degree in International Development Policy from Duke University (USA) in 2012.
Berlin based think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI)
Adnan ĆerimagićBerlin based think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI)
Adnan Ćerimagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) works as an Analyst at a Berlin based think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI) since January 2015 and is part of ESI team since August 2013. Before joining ESI Adnan has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo and Brussels. He also did a traineeship in the Secretariat of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee and worked for the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC) in Graz. He studied law at the University of Graz and EU international relations and diplomacy at the College of Europe in Bruges. At ESI, he is researching EU enlargement policy, the Western Balkans’ EU integration process and Turkey.
Compromiso Compartido (Venezuela)
Oscar PatiñoCompromiso Compartido (Venezuela)
Oscar Patiño, 26 years old, Venezuelan lawyer & master's degree in Public Management. He is human rights activist, he was the general coordinator of one of the most important NGO´s in Venezuela Called Un Mundo SIn Mordaza and now he is leading his own NGO called Compromiso Compartido (Shared Commitment). Now, this new NGO has his first project, an artistic project in two slums of Caracas studying and promoting reconciliation and the rebuilt of the social fabric.
Atletik Dildoa (Turkey)
Meriç DoğanAtletik Dildoa (Turkey)
Meriç Doğan is a LGBTI+ activist from Turkey. They are part of Queer identified sports team Atletik Dildoa and have been in the organization committee of Queer Olympix since 2017. They studied sociology and now studying Social Anthropology masters in Oslo University. They are seeking to combine their activist field and academic work.
Zagreb Runners & 442 Crew (Croatia)
Domagoj PuzakZagreb Runners & 442 Crew (Croatia)
It didn't take long for young people from Belgrade and Zagreb to realize they have a lot more in common than ugly recent history tainted with war and aggression. Neven, Johnny, Milko, Aki and Domi created something that brought a lot of interest from both sides of the border, but also a lot of fun, love and adventures into their lives.
The later of them - Domi - did a lot of activities as a part of local running community, but also as an electrical engineer having an everyday job in raising market of electric vehicles and e-mobility. Since the foundation of 442 crew he traveled the world through running, but also got two beautiful daughters that made him even softer and even more filled with determination to leave a better world for them! Through 442 crew he, not only has a chance to do that, but he also got another family! The one he chose for himself and the one that allows him to try to make this world a better, and more peaceful place.
Digital Security Expert (Serbia)
Pavle PetrovićDigital Security Expert (Serbia)
Pavle Petrović worked as an investigative journalist with Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) since 2013. and in KRIK (Serbia) since 2015. up to September this year. He graduated at the Security Faculty in Belgrade and master studies of “Terrorism, organized crime and security”. He has been an instructor of Soko Combat System martial art since 2009. and his interests are most related to journalists security.
Mladiinfo International & Philanthropy for Green Ideas
Antoaneta IvanovaMladiinfo International & Philanthropy for Green Ideas
Antoaneta Ivanova is Regional Program Manager of Philanthropy for Green Ideas, a program of Balkan Green Foundation. She has immense 18-year experience in the civil society sector, having written, prepared and implemented more than 100 projects mainly focused on employment and entrepreneurship in the Western Balkan region. Being an impact-driven community leader for many years she is also a founder of Mladiinfo International, a well-known educational platform with HQ in North Macedonia and 5 branch offices around the Europe. Ivanova’s primary focus has always been to support youngsters in their educational and career endeavors as well as to help them to build their businesses from scratch, to support them in boosting their capacities, as well as to mentor and motivate them in enhancing their outreach. She obtained a Master’s degree at Sarajevo and Bologna University in Human Rights and Democracy, as well as she is a US Department of State Alumni in Communication studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.
Queer Olympix (Turkey)
Ecem DalgakıranQueer Olympix (Turkey)
Ecem Dalgakıran (Ecemen) is a LGBTI+ activist from Turkey. He is part of Queer Olympix organization committee and Atletik Dildoa Sports Team. He is professionally a graphic designer; who also designs Atletik Dildoa’s uniforms and boosting it’s social media. He is interested in creative, empowering activism, community arts and visual propaganda.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office
Đuro BlanušaRegional Youth Cooperation Office
Đuro Blanuša is the Secretary General of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO). Previously, he served as a Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Serbia in the Sector for International Cooperation and European Integration. He has a long track record of activism in civil society and the non-governmental sector with Save the Children and youth organizations. Mr Blanuša has been representing Serbia in the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ). He is a member of various regional and European expert groups in this field, and he was from the very beginning engaged as the governmental representative of Serbia in the process for the establishment of RYCO.