Damir Nikočević completed MA at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Montenegro where he previously specialized in journalism and obtained a BSc as one of the best students in a generation. He has passed the professional exam for work in state institutions. He is the founder of the first student portal in Montenegro Tragom, wherein he was Editor-in-Chief. His first working experience was in the CCE as PR/Programme Associate, continuing professional engagement in McCann Podgorica agency as Advertising Account Executive and taking part in numerous marketing projects and campaigns. He was selected as the only participant from Montenegro for the Euro-Atlantic Academy – WEASA 2019 in Warsaw, organised by College of Europe Natolin, German Marshall Fund, Freedom Foundation and Fulbright Commission. He completed the Democracy School in the organisation of CCE and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). Additionally, he completed regional programmes – Democracy School in Banja Luka organized by the FES, School of Political Philosophy PhD Zoran Đinđić organised by Foundation PhD Zoran Đinđić, Faculty of Political Sciences of the University in Belgrade and Balkan Trust for Democracy, Political Academy of Social-Democracy of FES and NGO New Society from Zagreb, regional Euro-Atlantic camp REACT organized by Alfa Centre from Nikšić, etc. He took part in a study visit to Bucharest Partnership making and enhancing the organisation’s role in addressing policy issues organised by TACSO, and to Brussels for Direct democracy and e-democracy as means for fostering transparency and civic engagement organised by European Commission. Also, he participated in a series of conferences related to civil society development, European integration, democracy, communication, digital security and media, on which he has also been a panelist. During studies, he was a scholar of Municipality of Herceg Novi for remarkable achievements, and he is also the winner of an award for best essay on competition organised by the Coordinating team for Montenegro’s accession to NATO. He is author, co-author or editor of publications Montenegro and Coronavirus: the state of nations in the first six weeks; SPINoFACT – Political advertising between spin and facts (local elections Mojkovac, Cetinje, Petnjica 2017); SPINoFACT 2 (presidential elections 2018); SPINoFACT 3 (local elections Podgorica 2018); Pre-election lens of TVCG; Through whose eyes does the RTCG present the Montenegrin reality?; How much and to whom do the citizens of Montenegro pay for advertising (reports for 2012 and 2013); How much, to which media and related agencies did municipalities in Montenegro pay for their services?; Parliament of Montenegro: How much Montenegrin citizens spent for the work of MPs in 2012; Parliament of Montenegro: Public Procurement and Contract Services; Student practice in Montenegro – between wishes and reality; Judiciary and Court of Public; How much for the exam?. He is a member of the editorial board of European pulse and Executive producer of Montenegrin FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival. Furthermore, he is a member of the Consultative Body which monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Strategy of Informing the Public on Accession of Montenegro to the European Union 2019-2022, previously he was a member of the Working Body for the development of Strategy. Fluent in English, with basic knowledge of Italian.