Elena Zarkovska

Law School graduate with passed BAR Exam, has a MSc in Finance and Financial Law and business specialist certification with extensive experience in law, international finance and diplomacy.

Currently working for the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.

Biljana Matevska, PhD (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Skopje, Industrial Engineering and Management), is an expert for ergonomics and occupational safety and health. Her second passion is environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Currently, Ms. Matevska is employed at Center for Research and Policy Making Consulting as Project Development Manager and is engaged in several projects.

Bojana Tevcheva has a M.A in diplomacy and foreign policy and within a year I successfully completed the Professional Development Program for Journalists at Gaylord College in Oklahoma, USA, awarded by the US Embassy in Skopje.

She is a Marketing Advisor at the DIRECTORATE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONES, a Macedonian Government institution dedicated to attracting foreign direct investment  and managing the country’s free economic zones. She previously worked as a journalist and news presenter at TV Nova and as a host at the TV Alfa for more than 7 years.

Jane Trpkovski, M.Sc. in SE- Soc. Sci. 10.00; also more than 15 International Certs in Filed including Security Policy, Euro-Atlantic Integrations and Evaluations of Public Policies Also, and approx. 15 Certs in Filed including: Demographic and Sustainable Development, Migration Crisis and Political Communications and First Aid. He is Alumni Staff in Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Foundation Jarl Hjalmarson- Sweden, Institute Robert Schumann- Hungary, American Corner Skoopje, NATO Youth Club, European Movement, Sociologists Association, MICEI International Shooting Association etc. url: https://www.up2europe.eu/partners/jane-trpkovski_6805.html e-mail: janetrpkovski@outlook.com


Irena Shumenkovska is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Law, UKIM. She is Young European Ambassador for the Western Balkans. She is a member of the School of Politics at the Presidential Center for Political Education and Ivanov School of Leaders. Irena is a member of the Macedonian Political Science Forum and a delegate to the Faculty Student Assembly at the Faculty of Law, UKIM. Irena is author of scientific and professional papers published in relevant domestic and international journals. She has participated in numerous domestic and foreign conferences, summer schools and projects. She actively speaks Macedonian, English, French, Spanish and Serbian.

Biljana Lazarevska

Senior legal expert, data protection officer and project manager; Law graduate Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, Bar Exam, Human rights – privacy, cyber security, collaborates with international organizations.

Ana Marija Mihailova

LL.M. in Finance Law at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” Skopje
Participant at the CEE Vienna International Tax Law Summer School 2018 at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna, Austria
Attorney at Law


Tatjana Gacova

She graduate from Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski” in Skopje, at the Department of German language and literature. From 1998 until today he works as a teacher in SUGS High School “Orce Nikolov ”in Skopje. She is as an external associate in JSC ELEM, Power plants of Macedonia, QPES, Switzerland, and Datalab. In 2020 she was elected president of the State Examination Center – Skopje in the commission for conducting the professional exam for the high school trainees of German language schools. Tatjana is a member of the Central Committee and the EB at the Women’s Forum of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Florent Ibraimi

Florent Ibraimi holds a master’s degree in economics – monetary policy, finance and banking from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Department of Financial Management.  The topic of the master is entitled: “Banking stability in Northern Macedonia through the prism of the Altman Z-score model”

Florent currently works as a Lead Advisor – Learning & Development Solutions at Leoron Group. His longest and most culminating career experience is as a Corporate Business Development Adviser – L&D Solutions in the Middle East for Leoron Group. He moderates the World Economy and Business page (ebblive.com), covering all the latest developments in the world economy.

Fatlum Bauta

MA in Business Informatics ( E-Business)

Chairman of Board of Directors JP “Komunalno” – Struga, Member of UNESCO National Commission, Trainer for IT Managment at State Exam Centar – Skopje Assistant at Faculty of Information Technology at International University of Struga

Lea Matevska


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Lindita Kolalli

Graduated psychologist, Institute of Psychology, UKIM

Professional experience:
2006 – Primary School “Petar Zdravkovski Penko” – School Psychologist

Boris Josifovski

Master’s Studies in European Integration Studies, Faculty of Philosophy at UKIM

State Adviser in the Cabinet of the former President of the Republic of Macedonia Dr. Gjorge Ivanov


Radovan M. Spiridonov

He has a B.A in Political Science from UKIM and has written several student and academic peer-reviewed papers. Radovan has gained professional experience through his involvement in several political and economic think-tanks, but also through the engagement with several youth CSOs. He is also a scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and active promoter of European values and traditions.

Ivan Ivanov

PhD in International Relations and Affairs, Bahcesehir University

Assistant Professor at International Balkan University (IBU), Board Member
Foundation Alliance of Civilizations, Co-founder and board member Institute for Civil Development and Political Analysis ResPublica

Aleksandar Trajanovski has a bachelor’s in business law and marketing basics, comes from the private sector, with great experience in digital marketing and PR, certified expert in META Group(Facebook, Instagram, WhatsUp…) Monetization and promotional platforms.

Member of Executive Board of Grom, President of the GROM City of Skopje Organization, four years mandatory member(2017-2021) of The Skopje City Council, recently re-elected as a member of the Skopje City Council until 2025.

Vafire Muharemi

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) UKIM

Youth coordinator, NGO GO GREEN

Natasha Dimeska

Natasha is a Ph.D candidate at the Institute for social work and social policy “Mother Theresa” at UKIM. She has more than 12 years of professional experience as a social worker in the CSO sector with working in women and children protection, labor rights, violence, economical strengthening, and implementing good European practices in special services in Macedonia. She works  implementing public policies about gender balance, women empowerment and making Macedonia a better place for women, encouraging them to be active participants in politics and decision making processes.

Никола Трајчевски

University American College Skopje, MA in Business Law

Private Bussiness PSD – KOM GROUP, Prima Protect

Besarta Xhoni is Master of Finance and Accounting (Southeast European University).

She is founder and CEO of MR XHONI COMPANY as Chartered Certified Accountant with 8+ years of experience in this field. Besarta is the author and co-author of 6+ scientific and professional papers published in relevant domestic and international journals about economics affairs.

Aleksandra Blanusha holds a Master’s degree in International Relations, Diplomacy and EU Integration Policies from the Faculty of Law at UKIM.

Aleksandra is experienced in the area of project cycle management, non-profit organization management, foreign policy and research in the area of international politics. She works in Transparency International – the global coalition for the fight against corruption and is the president and founder of Diplomacy Incorporated – research think tank for foreign policy and diplomacy.