Mira Popovic, Democratisation and Europeanisation Programme Coordinator

Mira Popović, Democratisation and Europeanisation Programme Coordinator

Mira Popovic got her master’s degree in the area of Administrative Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Belgrade. She graduated and specialized Civil law at the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro. She has passed professional exam for working in the state institutions. She was participant of the Cycle of lectures about Jacques Lacan in the CCE, and she completed Democracy School organized by the CCE and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Regional Democracy School organised by FES, School of Public Policies organized by the Institute Alternative (which included also advanced levels in the area of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies). Moreover, she specialized in the area of discrimination in legal framework and Montenegrin practice, peace studies, project management, principles of vocational education, career advisory, fundamentals of the budget system, transparency of public procurement, etc. She took part at the International Summer School on European law within Forum Alpbach, and Graz International Summer School in the area of media and society. Through expert study visits in free legal assistance provision she was in London, Dublin and Bucharest. During 2017 and 2018 she has specialized in developing policy briefs and strategic planning via TRAIN programme, in the organisation of the German Council for International Relations (DGAP). She was an associate during development of the Functional Analysis of Judiciary in Montenegro within the project of the World Bank. Additionally, she was a member of working groups for drafting amendments to the Law on Higher Education of Montenegro, then drafting Law on Academic Integrity and Analysis on Recognition in Higher Education in Montenegro within the Ministry of Education. She is a member of the IPA Sectoral Monitoring Committee in the area of education within the Office of Chief Negotiator and Management Board of the Coalition of NGOs Cooperation to the Goal. She began her engagement in the CCE via internship and vocational training. During her studies, she was member of ELSA Montenegro, active within the Marketing Department. She is lecturer in the CCE’s Human Rights School and in certified programme for acquiring key skills to Integrity managers within the Human Resources Management Authorities. She is author or co-author of publications Adult education in MontenegroThree years of violation of the Constitution – who is responsible?Equal Chances for all media in Montenegro?Are free textbooks truly free or part of election activities?; Honorary citizenships – awarded to whom and how?Academic honour in Montenegrin manner – plagiarism in Montenegro and (lack of) its processingScience behind closed doors: lack of transparency at UoM and what to do about it; Report on transparency of local self-governments on example of Capital City Podgorica, Kotor and Pljevlja – I have the right to know; How (non)transparent are Montenegrin local self-governments? University walls – Analysis of transparency of the functioning of higher education institutions in Montenegro; Scenarios for Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans in 2025 and Open justice – analysis on transparency of Montenegrin judiciary. Fluent in English and Italian, with basic knowledge of Spanish and French language.