The aim of this project is to encourage critical thinking among youth from 5 Balkan countries and raise awareness about women perspective in labour market.  Main activities of the project are to publish a collection of best essays on the topic of women’s participation in the workforce in the Balkans and organize conference tin Kosovo. Target groups in the project are: youth age 18 – 30 (students, recently graduated employed and unemployed people, young professionals, etc). Project will be implemented during the period of 6 months, in the following Balkan countries: Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.
This project is a follow up project from the 7th Leadership Development Programme, a program for young people from the region, as well as  from the rest of Europe, who aspire to play an active role in the future of their countries. The Programme runs over a ten-month period and aims to transmit knowledge about the EU and its relation to the region, to stimulate the leadership and professional skills of participants and to encourage the exchange of views. For more information on the program visit http://www.seeyoungleaders.org/index.html

The project is implemented by Leadership Development Programme Fellows:


Ida Dojčinovic from Croatia

Ida started her five years integrated BA-MA general Law programme at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, Croatia in 2009.
Her fields of interest are human rights, European integration and European public law. Therefore she has been actively          engaging herself in the European Law Students’ Association Zagreb where she held a position of the Vice President for            Seminars and Conferences and this yea a position of Director for L@W events and essay competition. She is also a                    participant of the Council of Europe project “Explore and act for human rights” and her little input to the civil society              activism was given through volunteering in an Institute for the Development of Education. Other fields of interest are             languages, project management and legal writing.

 Krenar Shala from Kosovo

Krenar has earned a BS degree in Applied Arts and Science, with a professional concentration in Management & Entrepreneurship and a minor in Public Policy at the American University in Kosovo. He started his professional carrier in parallel to my studies; he got employed as a Researcher in one of the most renowned companies in the field of management and managerial training MDA where he worked for a period of eight months. From the beginning of Sep 1st 2009, until 1st of March 2012, he worked as a Researcher at a very credible Local think tank GAP Institute. Now he currently works at another well-know local think tank named KIPRED Institute. In regards to his other interests in the extracurricular activities; reading, watching movies, listening to music and sometimes playing basketball and do exercises at fitness club are some of his favorite day to day activities that I often times commit.

Evica Kuc from Serbia

Evica graduated on the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade and she is MA student in Theory of Culture and Gender Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences. She worked in Gender Equality Directorate, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, but during last year was engaged on many projects of Belgrade Open School and she was an intern at the Serbian European Integration Office. During her studies she has participated in many seminars, trainings and workshop in Western Balkan countries, which have contributed to her personal development, but also have given me the opportunity to meet great people. While on Bachelor studies she participated in debate competitions. Now, her field of interest is extended on political and feminist theory in academic area and on policy making and EU integration process. She works in Centre for Career Guidane and Counseling of young talents within Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia.

Fjolla Kondirolli from Kosovo

Fjolla is currently studying Economics and Public Policy at the American University in Kosovo. She works as YES Program Alumni Coordinator at American Councils for International Education. Previously she did an internship at ProCredit Bank and Kosovo2.0 website. She is
a Youth Exchange and Study Alumni and she is involved in community volunteering and projects through the same association. She also works for the ANIBAR International Animation Festival, which is the first animation festival in Kosovo.

Tamara Dimitrijesvka from Macedonia

Tamara holds an MA degree in Human Rights Law from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and dual BA degree in European Studies; Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Bulgaria.  Currently, Ms. Dimitrijevska works as Policy Analyst at the Center for Research and Policy Making in Macedonia where she is responsible for the human rights projects. Before joining CRPM, she has been an intern at the Government of Republic of Macedonia and Amnesty International Hungary. She has participated in number of international trainings, forums and conferences.

Emir Kalač from Montenegro

Emir is an M.A. candidate at Faculty of Political Science (University of Montenegro), where he has graduated in October 2010. For two years now, he’s been working as a researcher in Podgorica based think-tank, Centre for Democracy and Human Rights. He is currently working on projects dealing with security and defence, as well as human right and EU integration issues. In the last few years he has attended many different education programs, which helped me to learn more about democracy, human rights, EU issues, but also about leadership, teamwork, writing and managing projects, etc. He tries to regularly follow a wide range of social issues, with a special desire to continually make progress,
both personally and professionally, so he could give my modest contribution to a better future of the my country. In addition to everyday duties, considerable place in his life take movies, sports and music.


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