Resume

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • More than 15 years of professional and activist experience in EU policies and EU integration gained in candidate country (Croatia) through public sector and NGO organizations;
  • Direct involvement in the complex process of the Croatian preparation for the EU accession and oversight of the Governmental work in the EU Institutions after accession, at high level positions within key Croatian institutions (Parliament of Croatia);
  • Long track record (12 years) in EU accession process with direct experience in work of the EU coordination in Croatia;
  • Political support for e-Government and Open Data projects in Croatia;
  • Deep understanding of the functioning of EU institutions (high level of personal connections), European legislative procedures, role of the European political parties and advocacy of interests in legislation;
  • Over 8 years of professional experience in harmonisation of legislation with the acquis communautaire gained in a candidate country (until 2011, when Croatia signed the Treaty of Accession) and two years in co-creating the new EU legislation as a member state; knowledge on Implementation of Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA);
  • Four years of experience in scrutiny of EU legislation, decision making processes in European Institutions and public consultations with CSOs on European policy and Accession plans (Platforma 112, EESC);
  • Over 15 years of direct involvement, cooperation and memberships in the CSO/NGO sector in Croatia (Croatian Student Union, ECHO, Academy for Political Development, Regional Academy for Democracy, European Movement in Croatia, European Educational Forum) and the Region (e.g. Bosnia and Hercegovina – VPI BiH, CIR Banja Luka, ; Serbia – RAD);
  • Extensive experience in communicating EU and its policies to the citizens and stakeholders of Croatia and in the region through Parliamentary bodies and CSO organizations;
  • Years of Experience in working with EU funds (CARDS, Phare, IPA, ESI funds) for CSOs and public sector;
  • Proven experience gained in leading smaller teams of up to 10 members gained in the public sector and CSO organizations;
  • Involvement in the implementation of the Twinning project “Support to the Parliaments in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the EU integration process” , IPA INFO 2010 “Get informed and decide” in Croatia and Twinning project “Further support to the Kosovo Assembly”;
  • Involvement in the EU funded communications campaign of the European Parliament and CSO organizations for the Croatian EU referendum (2012) and first EU parliamentary elections in Croatia (2013);
  • Lecturer on EU policies, EU integrations and EU Affairs with more than 50 lectures and conferences since 2011;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Balkans (including political, administrative and economic context);
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability in making presentations dealing with EU integration (including approximation process) targeting high level officials, private sector and/or general audience;
  • Experience in designing and delivering training for high level officials and diplomats on EU integration process;
  • TAIEX expert on Chapter 34 (Institutions).

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