Stefanija Zmijanac holds a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies from the Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany, an interdisciplinary program focusing on research of social and cultural studies in Europe. Moreover, as part of her academic journey, she completed a semester at the School of Communication and Media Studies in Lisbon, Portugal.

With a diverse background, Stefanija has engaged in a year-long international long-term voluntary service with Friedenskreis e.V. in Halle, Germany, where she gained valuable experience in the German civil society sector.  Before joining CRPM, she has been working on Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 projects by successfully managing, organising and implementing project activities at national and international level. Over eight years she has been involved in the civil society sector in cross-cultural settings, both in Macedonia and Germany. Recently, Stefanija completed the comprehensive Training of Trainers (ToT) program in Bremen, Germany a program which adopts a holistic approach to developing high-quality youth workers and trainers, equipping her with the necessary tools to execute impactful workshops and activities at the local level.

Stefanija has joined CRPM as a Project Coordinator, taking the lead in the Young Man Initiative (YMI) Program on a national scale.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Stefanija finds joy in practicing pilates, immersing herself in nature, and cherishing meaningful moments with friends and family. She firmly believes in the potential of each individual to contribute to positive societal change, which serves as her motivation to return to Macedonia and continue her impactful work.