Damir Suljević, programme associate

Damir Suljević graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro (UoM), where he is currently attending master’s degree in International law. Within Jean Monet Module, at the Faculty of Philosophy of the UoM, he also listens to the Multidisciplinary studies on integration and migration through intercultural dialogue. He was awarded the Luča diploma for outstanding 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 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. Furthemore, he 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 successfully completed the Winter School on Investment Arbitration Law organised by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), as well as webinar on the right to privacy and personal dana protection, organized by the NGO “35 mm”. Within study visits, he was in Belgium and Italy. He gained experience in the Personal Data Protection and Free Access to Information Agency (AZLP), where he was trained in the field of administrative procedure. During his studies, he took part at numerous conferences, as well as Legal Clinic and Lawyers Skills programme organised by the Institute for Law and Finance and the student organisation ADAMAS, whose member he was. He 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 won. 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 elections – a review of the work of the State Election Commission (SEC), and he cooperated on the publications Measures and sanctions against juveniles perpetrators of criminal act; Equal chances for all media in Montenegro – report for 2021; Comments on portals – where are the limits; Parliamentary elections in Montenegro – election programmes of parties and coalitions 2020; Transitional justice through the eyes of citizens of Montenegro; Media in Montenegro – between the stranglehold of power and the struggle for the profession; 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”. He was a member of the Working Group for Negotiating Chapter 28 – Consumer and Health Protection. He is a member of the State Election Commission (SEC), from the category of representatives of civil society, non-governmental sector and academia. Fluent in English, with basic knowledge of Italian.