External speakers

Aleksandra Tomanić

Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans

Aleksandra Tomanić has been the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans since 2019. Prior to her appointment to this position, she was a senior adviser with the German development agency GIZ, in charge of the German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment.

Previously, she has worked as coordinator for regional initiatives and EU policies with the Serbian Government’s Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit – which was the reason of her relocation to Belgrade in 2013. Her formal professional career began in Brussels, at the European Commission, DG Enlargement, where she spent almost 4 years with the Enlargement Strategy and Policy Unit, covering various horizontal policies, civil society and media issues in particular.

Aleksandra was engaged in various forms of grass-root activism (from humanitarian to political) during more than 10 years.

She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies of the Freie, Technische and Humboldt University of Berlin. She holds a degree in economics and management after studying at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Complutense University Madrid.

She is a native speaker of German and Serbo-Croatian, fluent in English and Spanish and a basic user of French.

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Upcoming Event

Apr
29
16:30

Covid-19 and the Geopolitics of the Balkans

How China, Russia, Turkey and others have stepped up their activities in the Balkans at a time when the enlargement perspective is sinking below the horizon?

Speakers: Michael Leigh, Pierre Mirel, Aleksandra Tomanić, Justyna Szczudlik and Catherine Wendt Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels