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CRC TEAM

Jasmina Mikovic
Director

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Jasmina Mikovic, Director

Jasmina Mikovic graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, International Law Department and professionally developed in the field of human rights and management. Jasmina was appointed director of the Child Rights Centre on 10 December 2019.

Jasmina acquired 20 years of professional experience by working in the Norwegian Refugee Council and NGO Praxis, focusing on the protection of human rights of marginalised groups (refugees, IDPs, Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians and victims of domestic violence) in the areas of child rights, antidiscrimination, environmental protection, gender equality, public administration reform, migration, status and socioeconomic rights.

Jasmina has been the President of the Steering Committee of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS) since 2017, and before that she was a member of the MODS Steering Committee since its foundation. In the period 2014-2019, she presented MODS in the work of the Eurochild’s National Partner Networks (NPN) Group from Brussels, which is committed to achieving the common goal of putting the rights and welfare of children at the heart of policy-making at the national and European level. In the period from 2017 to 2019, Jasmina chaired the meetings of the Eurochild’s NPN Group. She is also a member of the Council of the Rights of the Child of the Government of Serbia (since 2017), the National Working Group on Supporting Families in Serbia, established as part of the European Family Support Network (EurofamNet) and the Working Group for Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights of the National Convent on the EU.

Since 2018, as a ChildHub resource person, Jasmina has participated in the work of the expert body of the Regional Resource Centre for Child Protection in South East Europe (RRC Child Protection Hub), as part of the project implemented by Terre des Hommes and coordinated by the Center for Youth Integration in Serbia.

Jasmina also participated in numerous conferences and other expert meetings, as well as in the work of various advocacy and thematic working groups, in preparing thematic and alternative reports related to child rights, access to rights by marginalised groups, protection against discrimination, etc.

Jasmina played volleyball professionally for 11 years.

Milan Otasevic
Finance and Administration Associate

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Milan Otasevic, Finance and Administration Associate

Milan Otasevic is a senior student of the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Special Pedagogy Department. He has been active in the civil sector since 2005. Initially, he worked with children and youth in street situation, and later performed the tasks of finance and administration management, either for individual projects or for the entire association.

During his many years of experience, Milan has acquired knowledge about specific procedures and rules of financial reporting applied by a large number of national and international donors and institutions. He has worked as a financial manager on the projects funded by a number of foreign embassies in Belgrade, the European Union, UNICEF, GIZ, Save the Children, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the City Secretariats for Social Welfare and Child Protection, etc.

He has successfully completed several courses, trainings and seminars, both in the field of finance and in the field of child and human rights. He speaks English.

In March 2022, Milan joined the team of the Child Rights Centre in the position of Finance and Administration Associate.

 

 

Jelena Paunovic
Project Manager

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Jelena Paunovic, Project Manager

Jelena Paunovic graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade with a degree in International Studies. After her studies, she upgraded her knowledge in the field of human rights in UNIDO field office in Tunisa on the project of the region of Africa and the Middle East in promoting and empowering women for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

Jelena attended the human rights school “L’Institut international des droits de l’Homme et de la paix” at the University for Peace in France, and gained additional knowledge and skills at numerous professional trainings, seminars and conferences on the rights of the child and management.

In 2016, Jelena Paunovic started working in Child Rights Centre in Belgrade as a legal advisor providing free legal aid in the field of the rights of the child and as the coordinator of the DX Club (Children’s Information and Cultural Service) within the Child Rights Centre.

She speaks English and French.

Jelena Petrovic
Project Manager

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Jelena Petrovic, Project Manager

Jelena Petrovic graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade, Department of English Language and Literature, and received additional education in the field of communications, management and human rights, with a special focus on the rights of the child. She gained nine years of experience in the civil sector in the NGO Praxis at the positions of Communications Manager and Child Rights Programme Coordinator. In addition to other activities, she also conducted educational workshops with school children on the prevention and elimination of child, early and forced marriages, and participated in writing numerous contributions to UN bodies and EU institutions and preparing thematic reports: Child, Early and Forced Marriages Are Not a Private Family Matter, STOP to Child Marriages, Recent Achievements and Remaining Challenges in the Field of Child Marriages.

She attended numerous trainings for work with children and youth, especially highlighting the trainings of the Aflatoun organization from Amsterdam and the European Peer Trainings Organization.

She has many years of experience in translating and working with children and youth in foreign language schools. She is a certified simultaneous and consecutive interpreter for the English language.

She joined the Child Rights Centre on 1 January 2020, as a project manager.

Marija Petrovic
Expert Associate

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Marija Petrovic, Expert Associate

Marija Petrovic

Milena Banic
Expert Associate

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Milena Banic, Expert Associate

Milena Banic

Tamara Tomasevic
DX Club Coordinator

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Tamara Tomasevic, DX Club Coordinator

Tamara Tomasevic

Drazen Zacero
DX Club Coordinator

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Drazen Zacero, DX Club Coordinator

Drazen Zacero

Sanja Zrnic
Communication Associate

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Sanja Zrnic, Communication Associate

Sanja Zrnic