Former Regional Representatives
National Representative, Albania ChapterEmail
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 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.
National Representative, Bosnia Herzegovina ChapterEmail
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
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.
National Representative Albania ChapterEmail
Marjola Memaj is an experienced project coordinator, working for various international NGOs and EU projects in the field of Youth, Cultural Diversity,... more_vert
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
National Representative, Serbia ChapterEmail
Jelena Milešević, is a researcher in public health nutrition in Serbia. After finishing Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry at University of Novi Sad... more_vert
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.
National Representative Macedonia ChapterEmail
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
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.
National Representative, Kosovo ChapterEmail
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 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.
National Representative, Montenegro ChapterEmail
Coming from Montenegro, Nina obtained Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, where she finished as well her specialization i... more_vert
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.
National Representative, Serbia ChapterEmail
Stefan Ubiparipović has a BA (Hons) in International Affairs from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Sciences. As an undergraduate, ... more_vert
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.
National Representative, Montenegro ChapterEmail
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
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.