Mira Popovic, Democratisation and Europeanisation Programme Coordinator

Mira Popović, Democratisation and Europeanisation Programme Coordinator

Mira Popovic has a master’s degree in Administrative Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Belgrade. She graduated and specialized in Civil law at the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro. She has passed the professional exam for work in the state institutions. She attended the Cycle of lectures about Jacques Lacan in the CCE, and she completed Democracy School organized by the CCE and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Regional Democracy School by the FES and School of Public Policies organized by the Institute Alternative (including advanced levels in the Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies). Moreover, she specialized in the area of (anti)discrimination, peace studies, management of projects and grant programmes, principles of vocational education, career advisory, fundamentals of the budgetary system, public procurement transparency, etc. She took part in the International Summer School on European law within Forum Alpbach and Graz International Summer School in media and society. Through expert study visits in the provision of free legal assistance, she was in London, Dublin and Bucharest. During 2017 and 2018 she has specialized in developing policy briefs and strategic planning via the TRAIN programme, in the organisation of the German Council for International Relations (DGAP). She was an associate during the development of the Functional Analysis of Judiciary in Montenegro within the World Bank project. 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 and the Strategy of Openness of Government of Montenegro 2021-2025. She is a member of the IPA Sectoral Monitoring Committee in the area of education. She began her engagement in the CCE via internship and vocational training. During her studies, she was a member of ELSA Montenegro, active within the Marketing Department. She is a 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 the 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? Honorary citizenships – awarded to whom and how?Are free textbooks truly free?; 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 itI have the Right to Know – Report on the transparency of local self-governments on  the example of Capital City Podgorica, Kotor and Pljevlja; How (non)transparent are Montenegrin local self-governments? University walls – Analysis of transparency of the functioning of higher education institutions in MontenegroScenarios for Regional Cooperation in the Western Balkans in 2025, Open justice – analysis on the  transparency of Montenegrin judiciary, Anti-corruption policies at the local level and what does the X-ray show?, Transparency Index of Montenegrin Municipalities and Financial Alchemy of the University of Montenegro. Fluent in English and Italian, with basic knowledge of Spanish and French language.