Institute for European Affairs is focusing on negotiations between Serbia and the EU as well as on strengthening the capacity of all sides involved in the process. Given the complexity and long duration of the process, the Institute brings together a large number of professionals and external experts with whom organises trainings, debates and other forms of capacity development. We want to contribute to enhanced understanding of Serbia-EU relations. The Institute provides multi-perspective trainings in order to enable active participation of professionals and citizens in the decision-making processes. The Institute actively advocates for fundamental reforms within the EU integration process and in cooperation with partners working on strengthening Serbia's capacity to face the challenges of the global world through collective action. The overall objective is active membership of Serbia in Euro-Atlantic framework for the benefit of all citizens.

Naim Leo Besiri

Naim Leo Besiri Slika Sajt (1)During his professional engagement in the last nine years he prepared and organised more than twenty programmes with budgets from $10.000 to $200.000 including more than a hundred domestic and in-foreign events, study visits, trainings, assessment visits for project managers, members of academia and students related to Euro-Atlantic Integration, Human Rights, Public Accountability and Democratisation.

He acquired a BA degree in Political Sciences and his specialisation in European Integration from the University of Belgrade. In 2008 he studied International Relations and Contemporary Problems of Government and Politics at the University of Oslo. Finally he spent one year at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium on the EU Political and Administrative Studies programme.

He started his career in Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia in 2005 on the Human Rights Education Programme. During this post he worked in the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in Oslo, Norway. In 2010 he was employed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia in the Democratisation Department working on Equal Opportunities Programme for Minority Youth. In 2011 he became programme coordinator at the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies working on Anti-Corruption programmes and programme on Analysis on Violation of Human Rights of the Members of the Serbian Armed Forces. In 2012 he was Consultant in Elections Monitoring and Integrity Plans in the Anti-Corruption Agency in Serbia.

Naim Leo received numerous scholarships including a scholarship by University of Oslo, Nansen Peace Academy in Lillehammer in 2008, Open Society Institute in 2011, College of Europe and French Government Scholarship in 2012. He is author and editor of several brochures on EU Affairs. For five years he taught the introduction to the EU and NATO to students in Serbia and the Region. Currently he is engaged as Executive Director in the Youth Education Committee.

Specialties: Project Cycle Management, Euro-Atlantic Integration, Human Rights Education, Public Accountability. He speaks English, French, and Spanish.

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