Office Office

Office

Acting Director

Ksenija Milenković

Biography

Ksenija Milenkovic was appointed acting Director of the European Integration Office on 3 February 2015. In the period from 2011 to 2015, she was the Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the EU in Brussels. From 2007 to 2011, Mrs Milenkovic was employed in the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister at the position of advisor for foreign policy and European integrations. For the period of one year (2006-2007), she held the position of Secretary General of the European Movement in Serbia. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the spokesperson of political party G17 Plus; from 2004 to 2006, she was a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and President of the European Integration Committee. From 1998 until 2002, Mrs Milenkovic worked in the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade at the post responsible for public relations and cooperation in the field of culture and media. She was born in 1975 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, Belgrade University, in 1998. Mrs Milenkovic speaks English and German language. She is married and has two children.

Deputy Director

Srđan Majstorović

Biography

smajstorovic@seio.gov.rs

Srdjan MajstorovicSrdjan Majstorovic graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations, in 2000. Hereceived the degree of a Master of Artsfrom the University of Graz, Karl-Franzens Faculty of Law, Department of European Integration and Regionalism.

Srdjan Majstorovic has been a Deputy Director of the Office for European Integration of the Government of the Republic of Serbia since 2005. Prior to this nomination, Mr. Majstorovic worked in the Department for European Integration of the Ministry of International Economic Relations of the Republic of Serbia (2003-2005) as well as in the Department for European Integration and Multilateral Cooperation in the Region with the former Federal Ministry of International Economic Relations of the FRY (2001-2003) where he was in charge of the regional cooperation initiatives and organizations. During 2002 he completed an internship with the European Parliament.

Srdjan Majstorovic was a member of the negotiating team of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and he participated in the negotiations on the conclusion of Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Republic of Serbia and EU.

Pursuant to the Government Decision on Establishing the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, in August 2015, Srđan Majstorović was appointed member of the Negotiating Team responsible for the political criteria, as well as for Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental Rights and Chapter 24 - Justice, Freedom and Security.

Srdjan Majstorovic is married, father of two.

Deputy Director - Coordinator for EU funds

Mihajilo Dašić

Biography

mdasic@seio.gov.rs

Mihajilo Dasic was appointed Acting Deputy Director of the European Integration Office, responsible for the coordination of EU funds, at the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia held on 31 May 2017. In the period from 2011 to 2013 he was engaged on the tasks of first-stage control (control of implemented tender procedures under PRAG rules) in the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. From 2013, he worked as an expert on a number of IPA Cross-Border Cooperation projects, focusing on the implementation of tender procedures under PRAG rules. Previously, from 2006, he worked as a consultant in the field of financial management.

He was born in 1983, in Belgrade. He graduated from the Economics, Banking and Finance Department of the European School of Economics at the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. He speaks English and Italian.

Mihajilo is married and has two children.

Assistants to the Director:

Branko Budimir, Department for planning, programming, monitoring and reporting on EU funds and development assistance

Biography

Branko Budimir was born in Belgrade in 1976. In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Department of International Relations, on the topic "The Stabilisation and Association Process".

Branko Budimir has been employed in the European Integration Office since 2005 and has been performing as the Assistant Director since October 2014. Prior to his appointment to the position of Assistant Director, he was engaged on strengthening institutional capacities in the European integration process and was the Head of the Department for planning, programming, monitoring and reporting on EU funds and development assistance in the field of economic and social cohesion. In 2008, he was engaged as an intern in the mission of the Veneto Region in Brussels.

Branko Budimir is Deputy Chairof the Negotiating Group on Chapter 22 Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments.

He has published several articles, texts and manuals related to the process of European integration and management of EU funds.

Branko Budimir is married and has two children.

Sanda Šimić, Department for Cross-border and Transnational Cooperation Programmes

Biography

ssimic@seio.gov.rs 

Born in 1972 in Novi Sad where she graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Novi Sad in 1997. She completed the studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, and master studies in the field of European integration, public policy and administration at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration in 2010 with the final thesis titled “Achieving the vision of a united Europe through support to territorial cooperation”.

During her studies, she worked as an administrator at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and as a collaborator at the Tempus Centre, on a magister studies programme in the field of environmental protection at the University of Novi Sad. She worked as a head of the national point of the UN-HABITAT for Serbia, at the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of International Economic Relations and Ministry of Finance of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, working on international cooperation and programming of funds from Germany and Italy for the Republic of Serbia. Since 2003 she has been working on EU funds (CARDS and IPA) for cross-border and regional cooperation. 

Since July 2010 she has been working as assistant director at the Department for EU Cross-Border and Trans-national Cooperation Programmes at the Serbian European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

Representative of the Republic of Serbia in working groups and bodies including the Subcommittee for Cross-Border Cooperation of the Council of Europe. Author and co-author of several expert articles in the field of EU funds and cross-border cooperation programmes.

Mila Ćipović - Gligorić, Translation Coordination Department

Biography

mcipovic@seio.gov.rs 

Born in 1961 in Belgrade. Graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade, department for international public law. She worked as an intern in 1987 at the Federal Secretariat for Foreign Trade at the Department for Multilateral Trade Relations. Until 2001 at federal level she dealt with international organisations in the field of trade - EEC, GATT, EFTA. In 1989 she stayed in Brussels for eight months as an intern of the European Commission. 

From 2002 to 2004 she was head of the division for the World Trade Organisation at the Ministry of International Economic Relations of the Republic of Serbia. During 2004, she started working at the Serbian European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia where she was head of the Division for Institution Building and Training until 2009. In March 2009 she was appointed assistant director at the Serbian European Integration Office, Department for Translation Coordination which is in charge of preparation of the EU acquis in Serbian language. 

She speaks English and French.

Ivana Đurić, Communication and Training Department

Biography

idjuric@seio.gov.rs 

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade. Worked for five years in the daily newspaper Borba as a journalist and editor, first in the Belgrade desk and afterwards in the foreign politics desk. From 1998 to 2002 she worked at the Federal Secretariat of Information, first as junior advisor and then as an independent advisor and she was in charge of public relations for the Deputy Prime Minister’s Cabinet and the Cabinet of the Minister of International Economic Relations. When the Serbia and Montenegro’s EU Integration Office was established in 2002, up to 2004, she was head of the Group for Democratisation and Human Rights. At the Serbian European Integration Office, since 2004, she was in charge of implementing the Communication Strategy in the European Integration Process, as an independent advisor and as a senior advisor, and head of the Section for Communication, Training and Support in the Accession Process. In July 2011, she was appointed assistant director for communication and training. From 2009 to 2011 she was the representative of the Republic of Serbia in the Supervisory Board of the Regional School of Public Administration (RESPA). 

During 2001 she worked as an intern in public relations offices of several institutions of the USA Government, as a Freedom House scholarship holder. In 2006 she attended the training programme at the Academy of Government Communications of the Ministry of General and Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She speaks English. 

Miroslava Đurović, Department for legal and financial affairs

Biography

mdjurovic@seio.gov.rs 

Born on 21 April 1960 in Cetinje, Montenegro, Miroslava Đurovic graduated from the University of Podgorica, School of Law in 1982. She passed the bar examination in 1986 in Belgrade. In 1999 she completed the Specialist Studies of European Law at the University of Belgrade, School of Law in cooperation with the European University Centre in Nancy, France.

After graduation, Miroslava worked as a Permanent Collaborator on the political system desk at Radio Podgorica for two and a half years. She completed an internship at the Municipal Court in Podgorica, and then worked as a Judge at the Municipal Court of Minor Offences in Podgorica for eight years. After moving to Belgrade, she worked at the Federal Administrative Inspectorate for six years as a Federal Inspector/Senior Advisor, and from 2002 to 2004 she worked as the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. At the end of 2004 through the beginning of 2005, she participated in the creation of the pilot project “Translation, legal and language revision of the EU acquis" at the Serbia and Montenegro EU Integration Office. 

Miroslava started working at the Serbian European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 7 March 2005, first as Head of the Department for Human Resources and Financial Affairs, and then on 26 March 2009 as Assistant Director of the Serbian European Integration Office, Department for Legal and Financial Matters.

Organisational structure of the Serbian European Integration Office you cn download here.

The list of former directors in the Serbian European Integration Office can be downloaded here.

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