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Jovan RATKOVIC Advisor to the President of Serbia for relations with the European Union and NATO

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 Degree in politics and environmental economics with international relations at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.
 During his studies, he formed the Organisation of Serbian Students and Young Professionals Abroad (OSSI).
 One of the founders and most prominent members of the "Otpor" (Resistance) movement, first as chief of the media team and then of the team for international relations.
2000 Member of the team for the coordination of the campaign against Slobodan Miloaevi.
 One of the organisers of the Assembly of the Serb Diaspora and Motherland, held in Sent Andreja (Szentendre, Hungary), which rallied leaders of the Serbian diaspora and of the then opposition movement in Serbia.
 After the democratic changes in Serbia, he started working at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Serbia-Montenegro.
1999-2000 Non-governmental Serbian Information Centre, London
2002-2004 National coordinator of the South East Europe Stability Pact at the Council of Ministers of Serbia-Montenegro. In this period, he performed two international duties - from April 2002 he represented Serbia-Montenegro during its one-year term as chair of the Process of Cooperation in Southeastern Europe in contacts with the European Union and countries of the region.
2002 Regional chairman of the First Working Table (Democratisation and Human Rights) of the South East Europe Stability Pact.
2003 Advisor for foreign affairs (European issues) to the Defence Minister of Serbia-Montenegro.
2004 Special advisor for foreign affairs (European issues) to the Defence Minister of Serbia-Montenegro.
2006 Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia. Within the Office of the President, he is in charge of relations with the European Union and NATO, and for bilateral relations with European countries.

Mitgliedschaften

Member of the Bucerius network of best young world leaders, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. He has participated in more than 50 international conferences.

Auszeichnungen

Laureate of the 1993 October Award of the City of Belgrade for Youth Creativity, and of the 1994 Tesla Award for research in the field of geography.
Award for best relations with the public in 1994, when he was the leader of the high-school pupils' protest.