Josipa holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and European Politics from Siena University (CIRCaP). She defended her dissertation in the field of ethno-regionalist parties in Central and Eastern Europe in 2017. In the fall semester of 2013/2014, she was a visiting doctoral student in the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She holds an MA degree in Eastern European Research and Study (MIREES) from Bologna University. From 2007 to 2012 she worked as a Researcher and a Project Manager at the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’- Skopje. Main topics of interest: ethno-regionalism and nationalism, multiculturalism, political parties and elections, public opinion, and civil society.
Jasmina is an Associate Professor at FON University in Skopje. She ended her Ph.D. studies in 2016 at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University”, “Law Faculty”, on topic ‘Inter-ethnic conflicts in the EU and their economic consequences’. Since 2010, she holds an MA degree from FON University-Skopje on topic ‘The diplomatic methods in inter-ethnic conflicts reconciliation in the Former Yugoslav Federation.’ Since 2016 she is the Vice-president of the Macedonian Political Science Association. Main interest topics: comparative political systems, civic society, deliberative democracy, inter-ethnic conflicts, and peace building processes.
Nikolina is a professor in Macedonian and English. She graduated in 2010 at the University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Bitola. The long-term engagement in the non-governmental sector takes her in the sphere of youth activism, informal education for different age and different ethnic groups, discrimination, working with the elderly, children with special needs, marginalized groups. Main topics of interest: public opinion, media, civil society, formal and informal education, social problems, care for the elderly etc.
Alexandra studied English Language and Literature at Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje. She worked for eight years as a translator and news editor at the daily „Vest“, and is now the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Kajgana.com. She has worked as an interviewer for the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje and has also been a translator and poet, as well as a blogger and activist for ethical, sustainable and eco-fashion as a member of Fashion Revolution Macedonia. Main topics of interest: public opinion, media, gender issues, labor rights, eco and sustainable fashion.
Klimentina is a Master student at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in Skopje. She graduated in 2016 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the Faculty of political science. The spring semester 2014-2015 she studies at the Faculty of International relations at the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, as a part of an educational, academic exchange. From 2016 she is actively involved in the civil society sector. Main topics of interest: comparative politics, political theory, human rights, journalism and media and youth participation.
Milena is a PhD Candidate in Language, Discourse and Communication at the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Center for International European Formations in Berlin and Jean Monnet, Department of Political Studies and European Affairs in Cologne since 2011. She completed her undergraduate studies in Interpreting and Translation (English and French) at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, where she also worked as a junior teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law and at the Faculty of Philology (Department of Translation and Interpreting) within the same university. She has worked as a freelance translator and interpreter and sworn translator, translator in the local self-government unit of Prilep and as a trainer for vulnerable social groups in the Employment Agency of Prilep. Her main topics of interest are: languages, EU integration, business strategies, trade, social cohesion, sports (running, orienteering), etc. She is also a translator from English to Macedonian and vice versa of the project documentation and publications of Dialogue.