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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

Samir Beharić

National Representative, Bosnia & Herzegovina Chapter

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Samir Beharić is an award-winning youth activist, a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate with a master’s degree from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master ... more_vert

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Samir Beharić is an award-winning youth activist, a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate with a master’s degree from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program in Global Studies of the University of Vienna and Leipzig University.
Samir received his BA in Media & Communication Studies at the University of Sarajevo, and studied abroad in Germany, Turkey and Italy as a scholarship holder of the Erasmus+ program and Turkish Government.

Since high school, he has been engaged in civil society and particularly interested in human rights, youth activism and student issues. As a National Representative for the Erasmus Student Network BiH, he has openly advocated for several important initiatives regarding education at the University of Sarajevo and other academic institutions nationwide.

Samir was one of the organizers of the nationwide Erasmus+ protests, which achieved its goals of keeping the Erasmus+ educational program available to students in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He is currently serving as a Lantos Fellow at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), a U.S. government body that promotes human rights, military security, and economic cooperation in 57 countries in Europe, Eurasia, and North America. Samir joined the WBAA Board in July 2019.

Klaudjo Kavaja

National Representative, Albania Chapter

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Klaudjo Kavaja is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree graduate in Education Policies and Global Development. Through his programme he studied at the... more_vert

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Klaudjo Kavaja is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree graduate in Education Policies and Global Development. Through his programme he studied at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Malta and had an internship at the UNESCO HQ in Paris (Education Policies department). After his studies he decided to return to Albania. He serves as the National Representative for Albania at the Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) since September 2019 and is engaged through different projects in the civil society sector.

Mila Lukić

National Representative, Serbia Chapter

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Mila Lukić is a passionate youth activist from Serbia who has been involved in youth work and youth organisations since 2013. She was the President o... more_vert

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Mila Lukić is a passionate youth activist from Serbia who has been involved in youth work and youth organisations since 2013. She was the President of the Board of the National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS) and is currently serving as a youth representative at the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe as well as an Expert Member of the national Advisory Youth Council of the Government of Serbia. Apart from this, she has been a youth delegate to the events organized by the European Commission, the United Nations and the European Youth Forum. She joined WBAA as a former Erasmus Join EU-SEE Penta and Erasmus Mundus alumna having been part of a student exchange during her Bachelor studies and having obtained a master’s degree in Tourism Management from the universities in Kolding (Denmark), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Girona (Spain). She has been involved in WBAA since its beginning but officially joined it in 2019 as the Head of the Team Projects, as she has extensive experience in project development and project management. Mila joined the WBAA Board in October 2021. She is living in Belgrade and working as the Project Specialist at NALED, the only public-private association in the country.

Jonida Mersinllari

National Representative, Albania Chapter

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Jonida Mersinllari is an IT enthusiast and software engineer born in Korca, Albania. She has pursued a B.A. in Business Informatics at the University ... more_vert

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Jonida Mersinllari is an IT enthusiast and software engineer born in Korca, Albania. She has pursued a B.A. in Business Informatics at the University of Tirana followed by an M.A. in Software engineering at Sofia University and six years of professional experience as a software engineer. Passioned and curious, Jonida has been involved in the WBAA community since the first stages of its development - as an active member, head of the WBAA Communication & IT team, and a board member since June 2021. Passioned about teaching and mentoring, she believes that electronic learning would transform the educational system, revolutionizing the learning patterns we know nowadays. Jonida is a supporter of animal rights, enthusiastic about traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Kristina Nikolova

National Representative, North Macedonia Chapter

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Kristina Nikolova graduated with a degree in Marketing Management from the Faculty of Economics in Prilep. During her studies she took the opportunity... more_vert

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Kristina Nikolova graduated with a degree in Marketing Management from the Faculty of Economics in Prilep. During her studies she took the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia, as part of the Eramus + mobility programme. She joined WBAA right after completing her mobility in 2019 and has been a Board member since October 2021.
Throughout the last 7 years she has been active in several NGOs (e.g. Red Cross and AIESEC) and has always seen volunteering as an essential part of her life. She believes that with a little bit of focus and dedication, we can achieve truly remarkable things as active leaders of positive impact.

Stefan Postolov

National Representative, North Macedonia Chapter

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Stefan is 24 and currently studying a master’s degree in electrical energy engineering at the University in Bologna, Italy. Previously he worked as ... more_vert

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Stefan is 24 and currently studying a master’s degree in electrical energy engineering at the University in Bologna, Italy. Previously he worked as an electrical engineer at a local company and later as a trainee at the Institute of Engineering, at the University of Algarve, Portugal. He gained his degree at the Goce Delchev University as a Graduate Electrical Engineer in the fields of Renewable Energy Sources. He participated in the Erasmus+ program as a student at the Polytechnical University of Cartagena, Spain. He joined WBAA 2 years ago, based on this student mobility and continued being active member of the organization in the last 2 years. His youth work dates back from high school where he was one of the cofounders of the student organization. Furthermore, he continues his commitment of being part of the active youth of our town by becoming associate of the Youth Council of the Municipality of Stip and later on participating in different NGOs.
Stefan grew from participating in events, workshops, exchanges to actually developing his ideas and executing them in events organized and led by himself.
Stefan is qualified and experienced youth Worker with a wealth of experience at an international level. He has worked at both delivery and management levels and project managed a variety of issue based programmes that have ranged from youth democracy, youth participation and advocacy.
He has a passion for youth participation and in supporting both young people and those who work with them to realise their full potential and he is inspired to make a difference by sharing his experiences and knowledge particularly with families and youth.
He is open to new ideas, committed to the development of the human potential, creative expression and leadership skills.
Stefan enjoys traveling and is always interested meeting new cultures and places. By the moment he has traveled in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Slovakia and part of the Balkan countries.
He strongly believes in a quote by Miguel de Unamuno – Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling. Stefan joined the WBAA Board in September 2019.

Adnan Rahimić

National Representative, Bosnia & Herzegovina Chapter

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Adnan Rahimić is a project management enthusiast, working with and implementing EU-funded programs and increasing its visibility and awareness of int... more_vert

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Adnan Rahimić is a project management enthusiast, working with and implementing EU-funded programs and increasing its visibility and awareness of international collaboration among higher education communities on a local, national and regional level. He has graduated from the University of Sarajevo (majoring in International Economy) and obtained a Master's degree in Management and European Integration at the University of West England (UK). Further, he was trained in "Excellence in research, social and technological innovation project management" in the Interreg pilot program at Charles University in Prague. Working in the international sector at the University of Sarajevo with Erasmus+ and other internationally funded projects, he brings rich expertise to the National representation for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Western Balkans Alumni Association. Adnan joined the WBAA Board in October 2021.

Njomza Sallauka

National Representative, Kosovo Chapter

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Njomza Sallauka is currently employed as Language Expert and Translation Services Coordinator at Trankos Consulting in Prishtina. She is responsible f... more_vert

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Njomza Sallauka is currently employed as Language Expert and Translation Services Coordinator at Trankos Consulting in Prishtina. She is responsible for receiving and assessing the quality and completeness of translations filed by translators, and communicating with different stakeholders, clients or employers about translation projects, events or campaigns expectations and goals. She holds a Bachelor`s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Prishtina. Also, she has pursued her Master`s Degree in Applied Linguistics at the same university. While in her Master studies, she was chosen as an Erasmus+ Exchange student to finish her third semester as a Candidate in Technical Translation as part of the Professional Master Study Program, at Riga Technical University (RTU) - Faculty of E-Learning Technologies and Humanities in Riga, Latvia (09/2016 – 02/2017). Recently, she finished her second Master`s Degree with honors, at the Master Study Program, European Integration and Public Administration at University of Prishtina, Faculty of Philosophy - Department of Political Sciences. She was Head of the Academic and Career Development Team at the Western Balkans Alumni Association since October 2019, until now, where she was in charge of leading approximately a group of 30 members of a work team in completing assignment projects and activities. Simultaneously, she is also a Professional Volunteer Mentor of UNICEF development programs Kosovo CSR Network & UNICEF where she contributes in empowering and developing young people by increasing the capacity and the ability to participate in the workforce, policy-making and decision-making processes, by implementing youth programs such as Podium, Ponder & Upshift. During the period (07/2019 – 02/2020), she performed as an English-Albanian Translator & Simultaneous Interpreter at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports at the Republic of Kosovo. Furthermore, she was also the Project Manager for the project "The development and promotion of training skills and competencies in Western Balkans." Njomza joined the WBAA Board in October 2021.

Milan Stojanovic

National Representative, Serbia Chapter

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Milan Stojanovic is a Ph.D. in Sustainable Food Production from the University of Belgrade. He is a Chairman of Sweden Alumni Network Western Balkans,... more_vert

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Milan Stojanovic is a Ph.D. in Sustainable Food Production from the University of Belgrade. He is a Chairman of Sweden Alumni Network Western Balkans, an ambassador of the UN Agenda2030 and promoter of the Green Transition within the Western Balkan region.
During his higher education, he was a holder of four European scholarships and he spent 6 months at the University of Gothenburg, 10 months at the University of Milan, 6 months at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Valencia and 7 months at the University of Minho in Braga. At the University of Minho, he worked at the office called TecMinho and dealt with issues such as Technology Transfer, Process Development and Intellectual Property Management. He was also a beneficiary of Climate KIC - Pioneers into Practice program and he spent 2 months in Portugal working on development of one Sustainable Food related startup. Last 4 years Milan has been working intensively on regional connectivity and he was a project manager of 4 regional WBAA projects as well as 4 regional projects within the Sweden Alumni Network Western Balkans. He is passionate about changes in society, career development of youth, green entrepreneurship and cross-border collaborations. When it comes to his local community, as a young leader, Milan plays a significant political role in his city. He is a President of the Supervisory Board responsible for the Urbanisation of the City of Pancevo, President of the School Board of one local primary school and member of the local Rotary Club "Mihajlo Pupin" from Pancevo. Milan joined the WBAA Board in October 2021.

Andrija Tomić

National Representative, Montenegro Chapter

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Andrija Tomić holds a BA in International Relations from ELTE University in Hungary. He is a teaching assistant at the Institute of Political and Int... more_vert

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Andrija Tomić holds a BA in International Relations from ELTE University in Hungary. He is a teaching assistant at the Institute of Political and International Studies at ELTE University.
Andrija has been very active within the NGO sector and youth organizations. He has volunteered in the Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad, advancing through different positions from team member to Coordinator for Marketing.
He is devoted to promoting strong cooperation ties between Hungary and the Western Balkans, especially his home country - Montenegro. Thus, he engaged in organizing diaspora events and charity gatherings.
Currently, he is at MA International Relations at ELTE University with a specialization in Security Studies. In academia, he is focused on security studies and cybersecurity. Andrija joined the WBAA Board in October 2021.

Albana Veseli

National Representative, Kosovo Chapter

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Currently she is a teaching assistant of Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Science, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” in Prishtina. She finished her PhD study in 2014 in Chemistry between University of Tirana and Karl Franzens University of Graz getting scholarship as PhD exchange student at Karl Franzens University of Graz Join EU-SEE project in cooperation with ERASMUS MUNDUS. The scientific interest covers the designing of new electrochemical sensors and biosensors based on heterogeneous carbon electrodes and their applications in pharmaceutical and environmental analysis.
She is Academic coordinator for Erasmus + project between University of Prishtina, Kosovo and Keele University, UK (2018 - 2020). She realized few ERASMUS + exchange mobility as a student and academic staff. Part of some National and International projects (Erasmus + project ‘’Join Master programs between Universities’’, Cost action projects etc.). Accomplished first own projects in 2019 with a title ‘’ Antibiotic Residues in Water near Municipalities of Kosovo: Raising Public Health Issues Awareness through University Teaching’’. She is developing her own second research project. She already is author and coauthor of five papers.
She is active member of Western Balkan Alumni Association (WBAA) since 2017 and from August 2020 she is a board member of WBBA representing Kosovo chapter. As a member “Academic and Career Development” team within WBAA she joined two WBAA projects so far. The first one was "The development and promotion of training skills and competencies" in Western Balkans and the second ongoing online project is “Using the time wisely during the COVID-19 pandemic – Experiences and perspectives of young people in the Western Balkans"

Aleksandar Vučinić

National Representative, Montenegro Chapter

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Aleksandar Vučinić did his BSc studies in Moscow at the Power Engineering Department of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Subsequently, he h... more_vert

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Aleksandar Vučinić did his BSc studies in Moscow at the Power Engineering Department of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Subsequently, he has acquired his MSc in Budapest at the International Economics and Business department of the Corvinus University of Budapest. Throughout his studies, he has been a very active youth activist. In particular, he was an active member of OMSA (Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad) where he was covering the role of the President of the Assembly (2017/2018) and eventually the position of Executive Director (2018/19). While being Executive director, Aleksandar put the emphasis on the organization’s expansion and growth, institutional foundation, recruitment of motivated members, incentivization of active members’ participation, development of the cooperation with Government, Local Businesses, Sports Associations, and Diaspora Organizations. Moreover, many significant projects were launched and implemented such as the education-oriented “Brain network”, which goal was to bring together, connect and develop collaboration between accomplished Montenegrin students (mentors) from abroad and their young fellow-citizens (mentees) from Montenegrin high schools, aspiring to pursue an education and a career in a field of mentor’s expertise. Aleksandar has been covering the role of Risk and Control Analyst in the multinational company Diageo. Currently, he is employed as a Product Control Associate at Investment Bank Citi in Budapest. Aleksandar is passionate about reading, hiking, and traveling. He joined the WBAA Board in October 2021.

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