Josipa Rizankoska

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 Trajkoska

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 R. Anteska

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.

Klimentina Gjorgjioska

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 a 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.

Kire Vasilev

Kire hold an MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He also hold a M.A degree in European Studies at the University of Flensburg, Germany. For the last decade he has been actively involved in different societal initiatives and has participated in numerous studies on labour and labour rights. Main field of interest: labour rights, social movements, gender studies, and media.

Marija Tegovska

Marija holds BA and MA from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” – Department of Political Science - Skopje, Macedonia. She finished her MA in 2013, defending the thesis titles as:“Influence of global civil society organizations in democratic processes in Macedonia and Serbia”. She has been engaged in project management and analyses in various civil society organizations such as Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”- Skopje, “Foundation Metamorphosis“- Skopje, Transparency International Macedonia, and CIVIL. Main fields of interest: civil society, media and elections.

Imrane Ramadani Morina

Imrane is Assistant Professor at the Political Science Faculty, FON University - Skopje. She has won her MA degree in 2017 on the topic ‘The relations between the nations according to the Medina Accord’. She has graduated in political science, diplomacy and journalism in 2013. She has also studied Medicine at the University ‘Ss. Cyril and Methodius’. Her main fields of research interest are: comparative political systems, multiculturalism, human rights, Islamic law and politics, health and social policies.