Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Verka Jovanović

Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University

Ms. Jovanović graduated from the Faculty of Philology in North Mitrovica and works at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI Kosovo) on various issues regarding Kosovo communities. Her primary position is as a field researcher for the North within the project ‘Improving Minority Communities’ Access to Higher Education in Serbian Language and Public Employment through the Promotion of Equivalence and Accreditation for the University of Mitrovica’.

She is also employed at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI Kosovo) as a Regional Project Coordinator. Previously, she worked as a Legal and Human Rights Analyst Assistant, Media Monitor and Interpreter for the European Union Election Observation Mission in Kosovo.

She is actively engaged with volunteering and fostering intercultural cooperation and multiethnic coexistence, as well as empowering vulnerable groups with a special regard to youth and women, through her volunteer work in several NGOs. Furthermore, she is a co-founder and member of the Youth Council of the American Embassy in Kosovo, aimed at promoting equality and youth activism.