Field Offices of the Council of Europe

The Field Offices of the Council of Europe are set up by decision of the Secretary General in agreement with the country concerned and under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers. Although their goals and way of functioning vary according to their specific mandate, their main aim is to facilitate, maintain and strengthen working relations between the Council of Europe and the national authorities (mainly government and parliament), regional and local authorities, representatives of civil society, political parties and the media, as well as members of the international community. Their activities allow the Council of Europe to assist the country in fulfilling its membership commitments and obligations, influence legislative and other reforms, provide expertise in the Organisation’s fields of competence, develop effective training programmes (inter alia on the European Convention on Human Rights), implement paneuropean activities such as thematic campaigns and so on. Care is taken to coordinate initiatives with our main intergovernmental partners, most importantly the EU and the OSCE as well as the UN and its agencies.

 

The Council of Europe Office in Belgrade

The Council of Europe Office in Belgrade was opened by the Secretary General on 16 March 2001. The office has been established to act as a contact point for cooperation with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at that time, which has applied to join the Council of Europe, with work already underway on joint projects.

Today, the Office is acting in close co-operation with the Government and the relevant authorities of the Republic of Serbia in order to ensure and target Council of Europe advice and assistance more effectively in support of the process of reform, particularly in the promotion of democracy and good governance and the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law, with a view to the fulfilment of membership requirements.

 

Staff members of the CoE Office in Belgrade:

 

Central Office:

  • Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of Office
  • Nadia Ćuk, Deputy Head of Office
  • Mona Alghaith, Assistant to the the Head of Office
  • Ana Dugalić, Finance and Office Management Assistant
  • Nemanja Todorović, Finance and Office Management Assistant
  • Sabro Adrović, Driver

 

Horizontal Facility (HF):

  • Marija Simić, Horizontal Facility Regional Communication Officer

 

HF Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Serbia

  • Vedran Ian Kjeldsen, Senior Project Officer 
  • Maja Mikić Landratoške, Project Assistant

 

HF Quality Education for all

  • Kristijan Rajković, Senior Project Officer
  • Gorana Bučić, Project Assistant

 

HF Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Serbia - phase II

  • Silvija Panovic Djuric, Senior Project Officer
  • Marijana Božić, Project Assistant

 

HF Enhancing penitentiary capacities in addressing radicalisation in prisons in the Western Balkans

  • Radmila Borozan, Senior Project Officer

 

HF Strengthening the effective legal remedies to human violations in Serbia  

  • Maja Lazović, Senior Project Officer
  • Sanja Leskovac, Project Assistant

 

HF Strengthening Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary 

VC Strenthening the Judiciary Reform Process in Serbia

  • Danko Runić, Senior Project Officer
  • Marija Vujisić, Project Assistant

 

HF Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Serbia 

  • Mirjana Majstorović, Project Officer
  • Gordana Medenica, Project Assistant

 

HF Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)

  • Maja Stojanovic, Senior Project Officer
  • Irena Drašković, Project Assistant

 

HELP Project in Western Balkans

  • Valentina Boz, Senior Project Officer
  • Irena Kotarska, Project Assistant

 

ROMACTED

  • Vera Kurtić, Project Officer

 

Human Resources Management in Local Self-Government - Phase 2

  • Aleksandar Jovanović, Project Manager
  • Vesna Kahrimanović, Senior Project Officer
  • Mihailo Udovički, Senior Project Officer
  • Miroslava Balabanović, Project Assistant
  • Marija Aranđelović, Project Assistant

 

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