School Year 2022/2023

1. Amir Shaban, M.A. in Diplomacy (Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences – SEEU). I completed several professional pieces of training in this field, such as Communication, Etiquette, and Diplomatic Protocol from the Academy for Diplomacy and Protocol. I’m writing also on the topics of international relations, foreign policy, Great Powers, Peace, and Security, and I have publications on several portals which are active in North Macedonia. Actually, I’m working in the private sector as a Sales Manager at Tempo Profili ’99, a company whose activity is selling aluminum profiles and accessories.


2. Ana Gjorgjeva, graduated technological engineer in textile engineering. With experience in all stages of testing of textile materials, control of textile pieces in the tailoring department, modeling and creating clothes. Currently working as an Import export specialist at Free Zones Authority- Republic of North Macedonia. This work declares import and export goods including customs clearance and documentation. She controls goods that cross the border, inform customers about customs and give advice concerning disputes related to customs legislation. She previously worked as a Engineering Teacher in High School, training students in computer clothing creation in Gerber software. Training to develop a sense and knowledge of quality control of the final product. Lecture on the beginnings and evolution of clothing in the subject History of clothing. She is a member of the School of Politics at the Presidential Center for Political Education, Training of Trainers Programme Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Political Academy of Social Democracy -Progress Institute of Social Democracy and Women Activism Course- Progress Institute of Social Democracy.









Arta Thaçi, PhD Candidate Economics (South East European University). Currently working as Professor Assistant at “State University of Tetovo” and as a teacher at High School “Maarif International Schools”. Previously worked at Ecolog International, Procurement Department.

 4. Davor Mihajloski, Bachelor of Economics in Marketing and Finance Management,  Working at Secretariat for European Affairs, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, as a Junior Programming Associate, Sector for coordination with European funds and other foreign aid. Member of the 3th NATO Academy – organized with NATO and Euro-Atlantic Council of North Macedonia. Member of the School of Politics at the Presidential Center for Political Education



Ilija Vishinov has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, and is an experienced Data Scientist. Throughout his life he has strived to integrate his knowledge in multiple areas to change the world for the better”



Jana Vasilevska is an MA in International Business with six years of professional experience in the international development sector. Working experience includes variety of international companies, including internships at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Sparkasse Bank and current employment of five years at the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

7. Kristina Stankovska has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science of International and Intercultural Relations and is currently enrolled in her Master Studies in Diplomacy at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She is currently working as a Business Development Manager in a computer software company and is active in the NGO sector on a national and international level. As ERYICA Youth Ambassador for Youth Information she is a peer to peer educator and holds webinars and workshops for young people on the topic of youth activism. She has strong communication, as well as leadership skills and speaks Macedonian, English and Spanish.


Mila Mladenova is a medical student enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She is a founder & president of Youth Empowerment Association, a Young European Ambassador from the Western Balkans and a scholar of the German political think tank foundation Konrad Adenauer. Furthermore, she was selected as a Macedonian member of the Youth Advisory Group of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) and a participant in the School of Policies of the Presidential Center for Political Education.


9. Omer Ajdini comes from Lipkovo, and he is 29 years old. Omer holds a master’s degree in
Developmental Studies from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He has been part of numerous
summer schools and academies, such as the 2018 Olympia Summer Academy in Nafplio,
Greece themed on Political Risk Analysis. Also, Omer has implemented one of the innovative
initiatives titled “Innovative IT centers” sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development in North Macedonia. From 2019 to 2021 he was the head of the Youth Forum of the Alliance for Albanians leading over 1000 activists in over 20 branches organizing different symbolic political actions, events, and campaigns. Also, from 2020 to 2021 he was a regular columnist at the newspaper Koha, covering topics from technology to political developments and social issues. Education: Masters of Developmental Studies, University of Malaya




Zoja Tarevska – Petrushevska currently works as Project Coordinator in the field of gender equality in think-thank CSO in Skopje. She has more than 10 years experience with engagement in projects funded by national, EU and other foreign donors or programmes. She has been working on projects that tackle important social aspects, such as social, economic and gender issues. For more than 7 years she has been focused on coordinating and managing projects in public institutions and civil society organizations through cooperation with the business sector, experts and international organizations.
Zoja holds MA in political management from the political science department of the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje.



11. Aleksandar Karatosho has extensive experience in the civil society sector for the last 10 years, as part of multiple local and international organizations through which he participated in more than 100 programs of various kinds and organized numerous events, workshops & projects. He is one of the Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans as part of the EU Regional Communication Programme, but also a member of European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) and Global Shapers Skopje Hub. Additionally, Aleksandar is a Co-founder and Vice Director of Pantheon, as a strategic cooperation platform that actively works on building capacities, developing cooperation and creating cohesion between the political youths, businesses and civil society. In the past, he has been a long-term scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, an ambassador of European Student Think Tank, a member of the Presidency of the Student Parliament at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, a Secretary of PTPI Skopje Community Chapter, as well as been the first Macedonian semi-finalist on the European Social Innovation Competition organized by the European Commission.





Hristina Trajkoska, LL.M. in International Law and Relations and Law of theEuropean Union – Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. She has participated in numerous domestic and international seminars and projects, including lecture and research sessions organised by the Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. She actively speaks: Macedonian, English, German, Turkish, Serbian and Chinese.




Adrijana Aleksieska, journalist and reporter at the news editorial office of Alfa television. I am student at the Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy at University “St. Cyril and Methodius”. My TV experience starts at the morning program at national TV Station Sitel, and two and half years of experience in news editorial, working on themes and analyses related to internal and foreign policy.

14. Angelina Stanojoska, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, UKLO. She graduated at the Police Academy (2008), obtained her MSc in Criminology and Criminalistics (2011) and her PhD in Security Sciences both at the Faculty of Security – Skopje (2014). She had a staff mobility grant from the Erasmus Mundus Basileus V Program at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, and did postdoctoral research in the area of female criminality at the Max Planck Institute for Crime, Security and Law, Department of Criminology. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL, working on her postdoctoral research about GST and substance abuse. Her expertise is in the area of criminology, especially female criminality, violent crimes and human trafficking. Her latest researches is on the Agnew’s General Strain Theory and female criminals and inmates which has won the Young Criminologists Award from UNODC and ISC in 2019; strain and negative emotions in connection to homicides committed by women; and feminist pathways and homicides committed by women for Springer.









Filip Ivanovski holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in European Affairs from University of Toronto. Currently, he works as IPA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia and is engaged in a project implemented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.



Berhan Fejzulov has a Master of Urbanism – “University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy” in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria.
Currently working as Junior associate for monitoring within the instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA), Department for programming and monitoring of implementation within the instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPA), Sector for the European Union – Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.




Viktor Buchkovski, is a law school graduate, has MSc in Intellectual Property Law. Expert for enforcement of IP rights across the Balkans. Alongside Intellectual Property, he is a huge fan of Business Law and its application to the innovation and startup ecosystem. He lives by the motto: There are no unsolvable problems, just unmotivated people. Currently working as Coordinator for the enforcement of IP rights within Southeast Europe



Gent Salihi M.A in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, is experienced in the area of Protocol , project management, foreign policy and research in the area of international politics. He is a Young European Ambassador for the Western Balkans, member of the School of Policies at the Presidential Center for Political Education, NATO Academy, and Global Shapers (World Economic Forum) . He has gained professional experience through his involvement in several political and economic think-tanks. Participant in numerous domestic and foreign conferences, academies and projects. He actively speaks Albanian, Macedonian, English, Turkish and Italian language.


19. Dimche Micevski, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, University American College Skopje, is experienced communication specialist and CSOs activist with over eight years of extensive work in various types of projects and assignments. He was Vice-Curator at the Global Shapers Skopje Hub, part of World Economic Forum, and has demonstrated leadership initiatives to encourage and inspire people for a better community. He has worked on various tasks and projects with the US Embassy, USAID, Swiss Agency for Development, Fond of Innovation and Technology Development and Global Shapers Community. He has been involved in the creation and implementation of new programs and projects, most notably the corporate innovation program – FITD Public Call “Startup Heroes”, Digital Nomad Visa and Categorization of MK Startups. He has also been a part of the organization of the First National Startup Summit #MKStartups






Mia Botinova Dimitrova, holds a BA in Political Science from the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. Mia is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” in the field of iInternational relations, European integration, and Diplomacy.
She is an intern at Eurothink – Center for European Strategies since May 2022.
She is also enrolled in the 2022 School of Policies organized by the Presidential Center for Political Education.

21. Stefan Boshkovski, is a BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (BA) – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Law (political studies) “Iustinianus Primus,” MASTER IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research. Currently working for the Commission on prevention and protection against discrimination. Previous working experience at the Ministry of Justice – Directorate for execution of sanctions.
22. Mihaela Mostrova holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Studies and a master’s degree in the field of International Law, International Relations and Law of the EU at the Faculty of Law ‘Iustinianus Primus’, Skopje. Intern at the Secretariat for European Affairs in Skopje from January 2020- February 2021 and internship at the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 2018. Currently she is a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law ‘Iustinianus Primus’, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University.


Leona Kicheec has a LLM in International Law and Relations and EU Law from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus, where she is Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Introduction and Theory of Law. She is LLM candidate in Administrative law and public administration and has been involved with many projects related the protection of human rights.  Through her experience as intern in the Law firm ‘’Godzo, Kicheec &Novakovski”, she acquired experience in drafting legal documents such as contracts and lawsuits and improved my communication skills. She participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition representing her university where her team was awarded with the “Hardy C. Dillard Award”- second place for best combined memorials out of 576 teams from all over the world. Leona is also a member of a civil association and a non-partisan member of the council of municipality of Ohrid. Fluent in English and Spanish and an elementary knowledge of German and Italian.