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HEDVIG MORVAI

Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans Hedvig Morvai-Horvat has been working as Executive Director for the European Fund for the Balkans since 2007. Prior to this, she was director of The Citizens’ Pact for South Eastern Europe, a regional initiative focused on cross border and regional cooperation of local communities and NGOs in SEE. She began her civil activism in 1997, as a founder and vice president o
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FRANZ KARL PRÜLLER

Programme Director, ERSTE Stiftung Franz Karl Prüller has been with DIE ERSTE Foundation as Programme Director for the Social Development Programme of the Foundation since September 2005. He is responsible for the planning and execution of ERSTE Foundations grant giving as well as operational programmes in Social Integration and Societal Transformation. Before that he was with Caritas Austria (1988-2005), where he se
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IVO JOSIPOVIC

President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović , the  President of the Republic of Croatia, won the Presidential elections on 10 January 2010 and took his oath of office as President of the Republic of Croatia on 18 February 2010. Prior to his election to the office of the President Josipović  was a university professor, a member of the Croatian Parliament and a composer. He taught Criminal Procedure Law, Interna
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ANDREW RASIEJ

Founder of Personal Democracy Media Andrew Rasiej is a professional doer, futurist, social entrepreneur, and Founder of Personal Democracy Media, which produces Personal Democracy Forum and other events about how the intersection of technology, politics, and civil society is empowering new levels of citizen engagement. Among its offerings are TechPresident, an award winning blog, and Personal Democracy Forum, an annu
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SONJA LICHT

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Serbia Sonja Licht  is a sociologist and political activist. She obtained a diploma in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.  Currently, she is president of the Foreign Policy Council at the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of this non-governmental organization is to educate young Serbian politicians, MPs and party leaders, in or
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TIM JUDAH

The Economist Tim Judah covers the Balkans for the Economist. He is the author of three books on the region: The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia and Kosovo: War & Revenge. The third, Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know was published at the end of 2008. From 1990 to 1991 he lived in Bucharest and covered the aftermath of communism in Romania and Bulgaria for The Times and The Economist. Afte
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MILAN NIC

Milan Nic is a Senior Fellow at the Central European Policy Initiative, a think tank by the Slovak Atlantic Commission. He worked as the Deputy Chief of Cabinet and Senior Adviser to the State Secretary at the Slovak Foreign Ministry (2010-2012), communication advisor for the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007-2009), and analyst for the Berlin-based European Stability Initiatives think tank (2009 
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RAINER MUNZ

Academic Director of Erste School of Banking and Finance (Erste Group) and Senior Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Austria Rainer Münz is Head of Group Research & Knowledge Center (Erste Group), Head of the Board of Erste School of Banking and Finance (Erste Group) and Senior Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI). He is an expert on population change,
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ZOLTÁN POGÁTSA

Institute for European Studies/Faculty of Economics, University of Western Hungary Zoltan Pogatsa is an international political economist working on questions related to development, the economics and politics of European integration, as well as issues related to Central Europe and the Balkans. His home institution is the University of Western Hungary, where he is in charge of the MA Programme on International Econom
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ROMANA VLAHUTIN

President’s Envoy for South East Europe, Office of the President of Croatia Romana Vlahutin has obtained a BA degree at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb; MA degree at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (special fields of studies: conflict management, international security). Journalist and editor at Radio 101; from 1991 to 1992 worked with international media
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