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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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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

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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 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.

Stefan Ubiparipović

National Representative, Serbia Chapter

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Stefan Ubiparipović has a BA (Hons) in International Affairs from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Sciences. As an undergraduate, ... more_vert

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Stefan Ubiparipović has a BA (Hons) in International Affairs from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Sciences. As an undergraduate, he studied for a year at the University of Ghent in Belgium where he specialized in European integration. Currently, Stefan is a student at the Joint Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies, University of Belgrade, during which he spent a semester at the University of Graz, Austria.
He completed a traineeship program at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia and completed an internship within the Core Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union. Stefan also worked at the British Council Serbia as a Customer Care Officer and was a representative for the European Federation for Intercultural Learning, Brussels. He is a project assistant at the Belgrade Open School on the “Civil Society as a Force for Change in the Serbia’s EU Accession Process“project.
He fluently speaks English and intermediate German.

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... more_vert

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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 + 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.

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 Er... 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.

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

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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 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.

Nina Sekulovic

National Representative, Montenegro Chapter

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Coming from Montenegro, Nina obtained Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, where she finished as well her specialization i... more_vert

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Coming from Montenegro, Nina obtained Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, where she finished as well her specialization in Journalism. (2013) During her studies she finished her Traineeship as a Journalist in Radio Television Vijesti and afterwards in 2014. as a Journalist in News FORUM in Radio Television ATLAS. She was awarded with TUBITAK International Graduate Scholarship in 2014 and finished Master of Arts Programme in Communication Studies at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey. (MA Thesis focusing on Women’s and girls’ rights and worldwide cultural practice violating human rights of mentioned groups) Nina is interested in areas of human rights, culture, intercultural communication and education. She finished many seminars and trainings focusing on international relations, peace and security (UN and NATO Models, awarded with The Best Delegate Award, REACT Montenegro, 2BS Diplomatic Forum) She currently works as an Advisor in Agency for Prevention of Corruption of Montenegro, Section for Education, Research, Campaigns and Analytics.

Nena Markovic

National Representative, Bosnia Herzegovina Chapter

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Nena is convinced that development of the higher education is a precondition for the socio-economic and political development of the region, and there... more_vert

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Nena is convinced that development of the higher education is a precondition for the socio-economic and political development of the region, and therefore, has been dedicated to this field in academic experiences, as well as in her professional ones. She holds a bachelor degree from the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo and a master degree from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Latvia in European Studies. As a part of her master studies, Nena successfully completed a master thesis on structural changes in higher education of BiH in the context of Bologna Process and integration to EHEA. She has just finalized her traineeship in the European Commission in the Erasmus+ Capacity Building Unit where she improved her knowledge and skills on the Erasmus+ project management. Previously, she was working as a project officer in National Erasmus+ Office in BiH where she was in charged for promotion of the Erasmus+ Programme, monitoring of the Erasmus+ projects implemented in BiH and for support to potential applicants and beneficiaries in preparing and implementing their projects. Nena enthusiastically promotes Erasmus+ Programme and she has been one of the volunteers who worked on the development of WBAA since the beginning.

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

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.

Jovana Vukcevic

National Representative, Montenegro Chapter

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Jovana Vukcevic is currently a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the urbanHIST programme, working in Spain, France, Slovakia and Italy on the topi... more_vert

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Jovana Vukcevic is currently a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the urbanHIST programme, working in Spain, France, Slovakia and Italy on the topic of institutionalization and commodification of contested memories in Europe. Her other experiences include the positions of teaching assistant at the University of Montenegro, researcher at the Leipzig Graduate School Global and Area studies, start-up scholar at the Bielefeld University and ZEIT Stiftung’s pre-doctoral fellow. She obtained her Erasmus Mundus Master degree from Charles University of Prague and EHESS Paris in the field of European studies, defending with honours her thesis “Commodification of the collective memory: Yugonostalgia as a marketing strategy”. She also holds BA in Economics from University of Montenegro and MA in Management from University of Nice. She presented her research papers at academic conferences in Berlin, Dakar, Dublin, Paris, Florence, Budapest, Warsaw, etc. and participated in number of European trainings and programs in the field of academia, youth development and media. She is part of several European projects and networks and active member of number of professional and scientific associations. Other than her research activities, Jovana is very active in the field of modernization of higher education in the Western Balkans, as a regional representative of the Western Balkans Alumni Association since its establishment. She is fluent in English, French and Italian and has a working knowledge of Czech, Spanish and German.

Jelena Milešević

National Representative, Serbia Chapter

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Jelena Milešević, is a researcher in public health nutrition in Serbia. After finishing Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry at University of Novi Sad... more_vert

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Jelena Milešević, is a researcher in public health nutrition in Serbia. After finishing Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry at University of Novi Sad in 2007, she has been granted Erasmus Mundus- Basileus scholarship for full degree (2 years) Master program for Nutrition and Rural Development, at Gent University, Belgium (2009-2011). Eventually, she came back to Serbia, started her work in Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade, in Center of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, and in the meantime returned to Belgium to work on EC FP7 Research projects, in international association EuroFIR AISBL, for two years (2014-2015). Again, she came back to Serbia, and to her work at the Institute and on her PhD at the Faculty of Technology University of Novi Sad, in the field of Food Engineering. She likes to cook, dance, travel, and meet different people and cultures.

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.
He has gained his e... more_vert

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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.

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