Renata Petrevska Nechkoska

Candidate for Head of Team of Research


What is your motivation to apply for this position?    

We have planted remarkable seeds and I would like to safeguard them in their fragility a bit longer, in our research team and across WBAA, WB & EU. I am continuously amazed by the intellectual and selfless youth we have and are, and strongly believe this is the way for Western Balkans better future.


What plans or ideas do you have for the team?

Wrap up the tracer study and emit its relevance to all stakeholders across WB, gather the interested WBAA-nians around analysis, scientific research from the tracer data, enable multimodal effects and guide peers on how to utilize the WBAA projects for science, practice on individual and collective level with a win-win mentality for all, facilitate co-creation, collaborate with the SP and EC most professionally and constructively, establish research team as a necessary component in any WBAA output, showcase the diverse ways members can obtain non-tangible benefits (publications, data, survey network, assistance, guest lectures, reviewer opportunities, … which any academia member will benefit from). There are many more plans and wishes so I enlisted few here as must-haves and several how-to-achieve them.


What skills and qualities can you bring to this position?

Sincere wish to see us make a positive difference to WBAA, professionalism (regardless of the voluntary nature of the engagement), scientific/banking/academia profile as generalist with many specialties, willingness to help, constructivism and pragmatism, openness, creativity beyond comprehension, managerial competences, respect, kindheartedness, dreams.


Please describe your previous involvement with WBAA.

Project The magic of creating effective project proposals, showcased on the NEO-ICP meeting in Brussels with the National Agencies, voted together with Adnan’s exhibition for a prize for outreach to society, assisted and participated in 10+ other regional projects. Head of WBAA research team since its inception – abundance of contributions there (establishment, activation, engagement, networking, co-evolution, co-creation, tracer study, participation in outlining restructuring documents, …). Combined projects, emergent effects, produced the first scientific publications deriving from our projects with acknowledgement to WBAA. All in with my professional capabilities and wholeheartedly.