Ms. Antoaneta Ivanova

WBF Program Coordinator & Communication Officer

Antoaneta Ivanova holds Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democracy in SEE Europe, a European joint program between University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo. In 2005 Ms Ivanova has been selected as fellow of US Department of State and attended graduate school for Communication studies at Rutgers University of NJ, USA.  She have been active in the non-governmental sector in the Balkan region for many years where she have been working on programs dedicated to media, education and youth. In 2008 she spent couple of months in Brussels where she worked for Advocacy and Lobbying company that operated with-in the European Parliament.

When she returned home in Macedonia in 2008 she decided to found an organization – Mladiinfo International (www.mladiinfo.eu)  which grown-up in Regional and European recognized platform for sharing information relevant for students, professors, youth, non-governments organizations, universities etc. In the last years, Antoaneta Ivanova has been working as Public Funding Consultant and Fundraiser for Public and Private Institutions in Macedonia and abroad.

E-mail: antoaneta.ivanova@westernbalkansfund.org

Ms. Dafina Beqiri

WBF Program Coordinator

Ms. Dafina Beqiri comes from Prishtina, Kosovo with over ten years of experience in Program/Project Management and Regional Development.

Prior, she provided her contribution to regional development in Kosovo for three years, she also worked with Council of Europe leading activities in regional projects in the field of promoting cultural diversity and regional project on promoting freedom of expression and freedom of media in South East Europe.

She is a frequent speaker and trainer on topics such as: Organizational Behavior Management, Leadership and Management, Marketing & Branding, Project Cycle Management, Business Development and Management, Emotional Intelligence, Public Relations and Human Rights with a focus on gender Equality. Dafina earned a diploma on Project & Business Management from UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, a Master degree from University LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, earned a Bachelor’s degree, in Sociology from University of Pristina, and a diploma on Human Rights from Oslo University.

E-mail: dafina.beqiri@westernbalkansfund.org

Ms. Ksenija Vukmirovic

WBF Program Coordinator

Ksenija Vukmirovic comes from Cetinje, Montenegro, with eight years of experience in Project Management.

She graduated from the University of Montenegro at the Faculty of Political Science in Podgorica.

During her studies, she worked for American Councils for International Education and Montenegrin American Youth Alumni Association, where she gained more than five years of experience in project management, financial reporting, fundraising and social media outreach. Apart from civil sector, Ksenija has worked for the Ministry of Interior at the Directorate for International Cooperation and European Integration, where she followed closely the process of negotiations for EU accession. As an Event and Program Coordinator at American Corner in Podgorica, she had an opportunity to work on creating various educational programs for youth.

She is an Alumna of American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange Program, which enabled her to spend a high school year in Charlotte, North Carolina, and later become a mentor at Civic Education Week in Washington DC and to lobby on Capitol Hill for the increase in funding for exchange programs.  In summer of 2018, she was awarded with a scholarship for Global Village for Future Leaders at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Ksenija’s biggest passions are traveling, exploring new cultures and learning new languages. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, she as well speaks French, Brazilian Portuguese, German and hopes soon to learn Albanian.

E-mailKsenija.Vukmirovic@westernbalkansfund.org