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CPD TEAM

Jasmina Mikovic
Director

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Jasmina Mikovic, Director

Jasmina Miković is an honours law graduate of the International Law and International Relations Department (Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade) with further professional development 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 marginalized groups (refugees, IDPs, the Roma minority, victims of domestic violence) in the areas of child rights, antidiscrimination, gender equality, public administration, migration, status and socioeconomic rights.

Jasmina is the President of the Steering Committee of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS) and since February 2014 has been representing MODS in the Eurochild’s National Partner Networks (NPN) Group, 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 and the Working Group for Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, managed by the National Convention on the EU.

As a ChildHub resource person, Jasmina has participated in the regular meetings of the RRC Child Protection Hub, as part of the project coordinated by the Center for Youth Integration in Serbia.

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

Jasmina played volleyball professionally for 11 years.

Nada Lucic
Finance Manager

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Nada Lucic, Finance Manager

Nada Lucic graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Podgorica.

Since 2004, she has been working in finance in the civil sector. She has managed finance of individual projects as well as of the entire association. During her many-year experience, she has learned about specific procedures and rules of financial reporting applied by a large number of national and foreign donors. She has worked as a financial manager on projects funded by the European Union, UNICEF, UNVFVT, SHL, SCI, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy, the Ministry of Health, etc.

She attended several courses, trainings and seminars. In 2006, she obtained a certificate issued by the “Privredni savetnik” in Belgrade for keeping the accounting of companies according to international accounting standards and international financial reporting standards. She speaks English.

In June 2018, Nada joined the team of the Child Rights Centre at the position of a financial manager.

 

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.

Milana Todorovic
Project Manager

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Milana Todorovic, Project Manager

Milana Todorovic graduated from the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade, Department of Security Management and completed the European Master’s Program in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Inter-University Center in 2017 in Venice.

After attending the School of Human Rights “Vojin Dimitrijevic” in 2014, she began volunteering at the Belgrade Center for Human Rights and in 2015 she was engaged in the project “Support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Serbia”. At the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, she worked on the protection of the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia by providing assistance during their integration.

She received additional education at numerous seminars, conferences, schools and other gatherings. She also participated in writing numerous contributions to UN bodies and European institutions on the state of the rights of the child in Serbia in the field of education and asylum, as well as reports, including: annual reports of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights – Human Rights in Serbia 2017, 2018 and 2019 on the topic of protection and realization of the rights of certain population groups – the position of Roma. In addition, she participated in writing articles for the report Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia in 2018 on the topic of access to the asylum procedure during the misdemeanor procedure and the Right to Asylum in the Republic of Serbia in 2019 on the topic of refugee integration. With her master’s work, she contributed to the realization of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

She started working at the Child Rights Centre on 1 January 2020, as a project manager.

Zorka Kovacevic
Project Assistant

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Zorka Kovacevic, Project Assistant

Zorka Kovacevic has 20 years of professional experience in the civil sector in Serbia and the region in the fields of project management, analytics, research, advocacy and fundraising, as well as over 5 years in the business sector in the fields of media monitoring, placement, sales, marketing and market research. She has exceptional communication and presentation skills, she believes in the strength of an individual – that someone’s little can contribute a lot to improving the quality of life, as well as the progress of society and community as a whole. She achieved the values ​​she stands for through her engagement in the Catalyst Foundation, the Association of Midwives of Serbia, EBART Media Archive, the Civic Initiative Mother Courage, the CHRIS Network, the Food Bank Belgrade and the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights – YUCOM. She has been particularly focused on the rights of the child, women’s and reproductive rights, prevention of domestic violence, research and promotion of philanthropy and giving for general benefit, prevention of torture and rehabilitation of victims of torture, minority rights, free access to information, application of international standards in domestic legislation and practice, strategic litigation and presentation of cases before the European Court of Human Rights, etc. She has participated in writing of several professional publications, as well as various reports, analyses and other materials in the field of human rights. She was the author and host of the TV series “Change starts with an individual” broadcast on TV Studio B and 20 local televisions during 2010 and 2011. She speaks English and Russian fluently.

Zorka loves poetry, literature, theater, internet and social networks, nature and travelling. In her free time, she paints and writes.

Zorka joined the team of the Child Rights Centre on 1 February 2020, as a project assistant.

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