Petar Đukanović, Programme Director

Petar Đukanović is currently preparing his MA thesis in the area of the European Economic Integrations at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica. He graduated Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Montenegro, as one of the most outstanding students in his group. He completed Human Rights and Minority Rights School, in the organisation of the CCE and the Council of Europe, as well as Public Policy School organised by the Institute Alternative. Additionally, he specialized in the area of identity issues research in Germany, intercultural dialogue in Hungary, regional cooperation in Croatia and project management in Belgium, but also the promotion and protection of LGBT rights in France, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro at the programmes organized by the Council of Europe and TAIEX. He completed training in project proposals writing for EU funding and human resources in civil society organizations, organized by TACSO Office in Montenegro. As a scholar of the Heinrich Boll Foundation, through study visit, he was in Brussels within the framework of the programme „Capacity Building for the Western Balkans”. During 2010/11, he was a member of the Local Advisory Group (LAG) within the TACSO project for Montenegro, and later on a member of the Executive Board of the widest national coalition of NGOs „Through Cooperation to the Aim”. In 2005, he started his engagement in CCE as a project associate, and then as a coordinator of the Human Rights programme. During 2019 and 2020 he was engaged in the NGO Legal Center as a coordinator of UNHCR and European Commission funded projects aimed at legal assistance to migrants, persons seeking or receiving international protection (asylum) in Montenegro. He is active as a lecturer in the alternative education programmes for youth, in organization of the CCE, as well as a trainer in the field of human rights and European integration. Furthermore, he is a member of the redaction and the editorial boards of several publications. He is the author of the publications “Youth study Montenegro 2018/19″ and “Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Montenegro – Recommendations for strengthening community resilience”. Also, he is co-author of publications “Europe in my town – what are we negotiating about and what do negotiations with the EU bring us”, “Equality – legislation and reality in Montenegro”, “Three views on combating discrimination”, “For a school without discrimination – guidebook for work on prevention and overcoming of discrimination for young people and students”, ”Education against discrimination – a guidebook for work on prevention and overcoming of discrimination for professionals working in the area of education and upbringing” and “Youth-social ornament or social capital”. Fluent in English, with knowledge of Italian and German language.