Damir Suljević, programme associate

Damir Suljević, programme associate

Damir Suljević graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro (UoM), and currently attends the Faculty of Medicine, undertaking a medical associate degree at the UoM. He was awarded the Luča diploma for excellent success in primary and high school. He attended the Regional Democracy School, organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Centre for International Relations in Banja Luka. In the organisation of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), he completed the Human Rights School, as well as the Media Literacy Forum, within which he was selected for a four-month internship at the CCE. He also completed the Traveling School for Transitional Justice, as well as other trainings on the topics linked to war crimes, dealing with the past, refugees and migration policies. He was a participant in the Zoran Djindjic Regional School of Political Philosophy, organised by the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade and the Dr. Zoran Djindjic Foundation. He completed the Winter School on Investment Arbitration Law organised by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). Within study visits, he was in Belgium and Italy, and at the invitation of the European Parliament, he took part in the EuroMed Scola programme in Strasbourg. He gained experience in the Personal Data Protection Agency and Free Access to Information (AZLP), where he was trained in the field of administrative procedure. During his studies, he took part at numerous conferences, including Legal Clinic and Lawyers Skills programme organised by the Institute for Law and Finance and the student organisation ADAMAS, whose member he was during studies, and also participated in a knowledge competition on the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, organised by the Council of Europe and ELSA, where with his team he won the first place. He was trained on human rights and mechanisms for the protection of LGBTI rights intended for staff working in support services for LGBTI people, as well as on tolerance, multiculturalism, non-violent conflict resolution, and alternative expression through art. He was one of the mentors at the Civic Education School of the MAYAA association, under the auspices of the US Embassy in Montenegro. He is one of the authors of the publications Media in Montenegro from the perspective of citizens and journalists and Obstacles or support for the legality and legitimacy of electionsa review of the work of the State Election Commission (SEC), and has collaborated on several publications, such as Media in Montenegro – between the stranglehold of power and the struggle for the profession; Parliamentary elections in Montenegro – election programmes of parties and coalitions 2020; Montenegro and the coronavirus: the state of the nation in the first six weeks, as well as in three publications from the edition of the Process of Dealing with the Past in Montenegro – “Kaludjerski laz”, Bukovica”, “Deportation”. Fluent in English, with basic knowledge of Italian.