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WBAA Regional Board – National Representatives

Members of WBAA are individuals who have been beneficiary of any form of scholarship scheme that enabled them a study period abroad in Erasmus+ Programme and Partner Countries.

Following the first conference organised by the European Commission “Balkan Connexion: Dialogue on a Western Balkan Alumni Association” (November 2016, Podgorica), more than 100 volunteers have been actively involved in the development of the association. In addition, more than 1700 alumni expressed an interest to join WBAA activities in the future through the “Mapping of the Western Balkans Alumni” targeting alumni who spent part of their studies abroad in the Erasmus+ countries.

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See our Former Regional Representatives until 2018







Arber Hajrizaj

National Representative, Kosovo Chapter

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Arber is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the market research industry and FMCG sector.
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Arber is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the market research industry and FMCG sector.
He has gained his experience working for international renowned organizations like Kantar TNS and Coca-Cola HBC.
He holds a Master of Science in Marketing Analysis from Ghent University and a Bachelor of Science in Management, Economics, and Media from Rochester of Technology in Kosovo.
He has a interest in social and academic research and is looking forward to making his research knowledge of use within the WBAA activities.

Klaudja Koci

National Representative, Albania Chapter

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Klaudja always remembers herself being passionate about and exploring nature. This is why she went to study in three different European countries to l... more_vert

Klaudja Kociclose

Klaudja always remembers herself being passionate about and exploring nature. This is why she went to study in three different European countries to learn more about nature and outdoor studies contributing to the preservation of nature through education programs. Currently, she is working with “Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania”. She is the education and outreach coordinator creating and implementing activities that engage communities in protecting their local environment. She runs peer led education programmes among young people in remote areas around Albania. She hopes to instill a passion for habitat protection among young people.

Marjola Memaj

National Representative Albania Chapter

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Marjola Memaj is an experienced project coordinator, working for various international NGOs and EU projects in the field of Youth, Cultural Diversity,... more_vert

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Marjola Memaj is an experienced project coordinator, working for various international NGOs and EU projects in the field of Youth, Cultural Diversity, Education and co-founder of 3WDesign.
She also gained an extensive volunteer experience with engaging in civil society organizations that are focused in developing skills and leadership among the young generation.
After obtaining a bachelor degree in Sociology from Tirana University she embarked on her first Erasmus exchange program JoinEuSEE at Groningen University, Netherlands where she focused more on the study of Social Influence and Institutional Sociology (2012-2013). She then got involved in NGO’s EU projects in Romania where she started as a project assistant at Curba De Cultura, continuing her pursue of knowledge at the Save the Children Foundation working as a project coordinator (2014-2015).
She earned her master degree in International Relation from NOVA University, Portugal as a SIGMA Scholarship holder, where for 2 years she concentrated on Foreign Policy, European Institution and Security and Strategic Studies. She returned in Tirana in 2017 to enter the Western Balkans Alumni Association where she currently holds the title of National Representative and National Project Coordinator, being an advocate for the modernization and improvement of the quality of higher education in the region and conducting regional policy analysis on education, mobility schemes and employability of students in their home countries.
Interests: diplomacy, foreign policy, EU Integration, youth organizations, project management, entrepreneurship

Anđela Mićanović

National Representative, Montenegro Chapter

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Andjela Micanovic holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations/American Studies from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). She previously ob... more_vert

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Andjela Micanovic holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations/American Studies from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). She previously obtained a B.A. at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. As an exchange student, she spent the second year of studies at the American University in Washington, DC (USA).

Throughout her studies, Andjela was actively engaged in student organizations and NGOs aiming at empowering youth. During her internship within the United Nations in Montenegro, she was a member of the small team that conducted the I wish for Myself campaign, encouraging youth from the underdeveloped North of Montenegro to take an active part in the development of their communities. While working for the EU Delegation to Montenegro and the Montenegrin Embassy to USA, Andjela followed the Montenegrin path towards the European Union and NATO and observed Government efforts at countering challenges of memberships. Andjela worked for the national and local TV stations and NGO sector, bringing to light issues that people encounter on daily basis and providing possible solutions.

Andjela was a national representative at conferences and seminars organised by the European Commission and the United Nations, as well as other non-profit organisations, and actively contributed to the adoption of youth-related documents of high significance (Colombo Declaration on Youth, Guiding Framework on the thematic priority of “Youth Empowerment for Political Participation”, etc).

Andjela is fluent in Montenegrin/Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and English. She has a good knowledge of German, Italian, and Spanish.

Sabahudin Mujkić

National Representative, Bosnia Herzegovina Chapter

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Sabahudin Mujkić has a BA in Safety and Peace Studies at University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Political Sciences. As undergraduate he promoted Erasmus... more_vert

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Sabahudin Mujkić has a BA in Safety and Peace Studies at University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Political Sciences. As undergraduate he promoted Erasmus + program all over the country. Currently Sabahudin in student at Masters studies for Safety and Peace Studies at Faculty of Political Science.

Sabahudin is currently on internship at OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And he is a long time NGO activist and his main field of work is education. He was National Representative for Erasmus Student Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is now National Representative for WBAA in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past year.

Tamarrah Petreska

National Representative Macedonia Chapter

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Tamara has been the one interested in puzzle solving. Her other passion is discovering the world. Combining both, since early ages she got the sense o... more_vert

Tamarrah Petreskaclose

Tamara has been the one interested in puzzle solving. Her other passion is discovering the world. Combining both, since early ages she got the sense of persistence, accomplishment, creativity, exploring and desire to travel. All of the mentioned led her to take steps forward in order to reach her goals such as:
Subscribed herself as a student of International economics and business (she has been between the top 10 students at the university);
Took part in a mobility program (Erasmus +) for 1 year;
Participated in many training courses related to her studies and other fields organized within the borders of the country and abroad;
Organized language project having the role president committee.
She has always seen the glass half full and considers herself as a person that spreads positivity.
All of the mentioned above led her where is she now, working in one of the most prestigious companies in the country - “Comfy Angel" as a sales consultant.

Roland Raka

National Representative, Kosovo Chapter

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Roland Raka is 22 years old and currently lives in Republic of Kosovo. He studied Industrial Engineering in University of Prishtina, and finished a se... more_vert

Roland Rakaclose

Roland Raka is 22 years old and currently lives in Republic of Kosovo. He studied Industrial Engineering in University of Prishtina, and finished a semester in Poland through Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program. He was awarded a Certificate of Attendance for participating in research, teaching and training activities by University of Gazi, Ankara, Turkey. Soon afterward, he started working for KIVO Group in the field of Engineering, as one of the largest, most innovative, ISO and BRC certified producers of polyethylene packaging materials in Europe. He has full professional proficiency in English and has limited working proficiency in Polish and Turkish.

Sanja Stefanova

National Representative, Macedonia Chapter

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Sanja is a Master of Information Systems and Technologies. She currently works in Goce Delcev University in Shtip as a Head of IRO and Erasmus + Insti... more_vert

Sanja Stefanovaclose

Sanja is a Master of Information Systems and Technologies. She currently works in Goce Delcev University in Shtip as a Head of IRO and Erasmus + Institutional coordinator. From the period of 2013-2017, she was a president of Youth Council at the Municipality of Shtip. During that time, she coordinates different youth projects and takes a part in 7 youth exchanges with partner organizations from all over Europe as a leader. From this experience, she learned the value of hard work, efficiency, and communication. Currently she works on Erasmus + students exchanges at the University and coordinate of several Erasmus + projects in KA2. She participates in several International Staff weeks, conferences and trainings for internationalization and her main goal is to increase the number of the Partner University’s/institutions and to increase the visibility and recognizability of the University. In her free time, she loves to travel, explore the world and create things.

Bojana Zimonjić

National Representative, Serbia Chapter

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Bojana has six year experience working in the youth and higher education sector in Serbia and in Europe.
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Bojana has six year experience working in the youth and higher education sector in Serbia and in Europe.
Before joining WBAA Bojana has been actively involved with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) which is the biggest student association in Europe supporting and developing international student mobility. During the five years she volunteered in ESN, she performed the tasks of the President of the local association of ESN in Belgrade, the President of ESN Serbia and the Chair of ESN’s Committee for Education.
She holds a master’s degree in European integration from Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, where she also obtained her bachelor's degree in International Politics. As part of her master studies she went on Erasmus+ exchange and spent a semester studying at the University of Konstanz in Germany.
She is currently working as a Project Manager in two youth NGOs in Serbia, Centre for Youth - YOUR SERBIA and Serbian Association for Youth.

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