Europeanisation meets democracy from below: The Western Balkans Europeanisation meets democracy on the search for new European and democratic Momentum (WB2EU)

Politikon Network (PIN) is a research organization/think tank established in November 2016 to promote open dialogue and evidence-based sustainable solutions for the public policy improvement. PIN is founded by a group of people with extensive experience in public administration and non-governmental sector that have coordinated more than 40 projects (including the EU funded projects), and prepared more than 70 policy papers, analysis and academic papers.

Our three key programs/pillars are: rule of law, good governance and European policies and institutions. We are also dealing horizontally with many areas and issues related to transparency and accountability of public administration and the process of EU integration in general. Although PIN has been recently established, we have already started a series of articles on important socio-political events and prepared several comments on strategic documents (including the acquis adoption program). An important segment of our work includes research of the processes and changes at the European Union’s level, and the consequences that these changes have on the Western Balkans and, in particular, Montenegro.

Politikon Network structure includes three founders, executive director, two public policy researchers, and two interns.

Jovana Marović, Executive Director, PIN

Jovana Marović (PhD, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade) is the Executive Director of the Politikon Network, a think tank based in Podgorica, Montenegro. From 2004 until 2016, Jovana worked as a Counselor for the European Union with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ multilateral department. She was also Advisor for International Relations and European Integration within the cabinet of the Budva Municipality’s Mayor, Research Coordinator at the Institute Alternative (a think tank and scientific research institute), and Special Advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. Jovana is a Member of the Working Group for Chapter 23, Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, within the Montenegrin Accession Negotiations for EU membership.

Vasilije Krivokapić, Researcher, PIN

Vasilije Krivokapić graduated and completed specialist studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Podgorica, in the direction of International Relations. As a former member of the student organization MAPSS (Montenegrin Association of Students of Political Science), he participated in numerous projects, most of them being the EubyCitizens project funded by the European Commission

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