Milica Zindović, Programme Associate

Milica Zindović completed her Master’s degree in European Politics and Society, as an EMJMD (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees) scholarship holder, developing herself academically at three universities – Charles University in Prague, Leiden University in the Netherlands and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, where she defended her master thesis ​​on the topic of Construction and Linguistic Portrayal of the Climate Change Phenomenon in the Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties‘ political discourse. Previously, she graduated in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Montenegro (UoM) and spent one semester of undergraduate studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, through the CEEPUS exchange programme. She was the winner of the award of the UoM for the best student of the Faculty of Political Sciences in the academic year 2017/18; the student award of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (CANU), and the UoM student award with a given plaque for completed undergraduate studies with best grades in social sciences and humanities.  Furthermore, she was awarded several scholarships from the Municipality of Pljevlja and the Ministry of Education of Montenegro. She began her professional engagement in the CCE via internship and later via vocational training. She completed the regional Democracy School organized by the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, the Center for International Relations Banja Luka and the Center for International Studies Zagreb, as well as the EU Accession Negotiation School, organized by the CCE. Also, she was a participant in the Education Programme for acquiring a professional qualification for a youth activist, organized by the Center for Vocational Education and Forum MNE. She completed the European Union and Legal Reform Summer School 2019 and has participated in numerous seminars and conferences. Moreover, she completed WEASA 2022 – Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy in Natolin (College of Europe), as well as SeGRID 2022 Academy – Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration, organized by the Swedish Institute and Linkoping University. During her studies in Montenegro, she was an active member of MAPSS (Montenegrin Association of Political Science Students), where she worked on or coordinated numerous projects. She is co-author of the publications SPINoFACT 5: Monitoring of the 2022 local elections in Montenegro from the gender perspective and A decade of Montenegrin negotiations with the EU: How to get out of the roundabout?. Fluent in English and Spanish, with basic knowledge of Russian and Italian.