ERMA, European Regional Master's Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe
Prof. Marco Borraccetti
Co-Director of the ERMA Programme as of 2018, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences in the Forli Campus of the Bologna University. He is a Researcher of European Union Law at the University of Bologna - School of Political Science (Forli' Campus).
Prof. Borraccetti main research interests are European Union, Migration, Mobility, Development, Fundamental Rights and Court of Justice. Prof. Borraccetti has been participating in numerous European projects throughout his professional career. He has been extensively writing on migration, human trafficking, European Union, fundamental rights, etc.
Prof. Asim Mujkić
Co-Director of the ERMA Program and a full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo teaching Philosophy; and Ethics and the Political Elites. He has published five books and more than 80 scientific articles in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad amongst which: Short History of Pragmatism (2005); We, the citizens of the Ethno polis (2007), and Justice and Ethno-nationalism (2010).
Professor Mujkić is also the President of the Association of Political Sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007) and Vice-Editor in Chief of the Review for Art, Science and Social Issues “Echo”. From 2003-2005 he has been the Head of the Department of Sociology and from 2005-2011, a Pro-Dean for Student Education at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo.
University of Sarajevo,
Faculty of Political Sciences, Skenderija 72, 71000 Sarajevo ,BiH
Tel: +387 33 203562
Mariana Hadzijusufovic is the Coordinator of the Administrative and Financial Unit of the ERMA programme on behalf of the University of Sarajevo.
Previously she worked as a legal counsellor on refugee issues in the Legal Clinic (UNHCR BO Chisinau) and as ERMA Academic tutor.
Mariana holds an international law degree from the State University of Moldova and is an alumna of the ERMA programme class of 2002/03.
Alina Trkulja is a human rights educator, researcher and consultant with a decade long experience in higher education.
Alina graduated in Comparative Literature and Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo in 2010 and received an MA degree of the European Regional MA programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (ERMA) in 2011. She works as a coordinator of educational activities at the Professor Zdravko Grebo Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo and the academic coordinator of the Global Campus Southeast Europe (ERMA), led by the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.
Her research interests include social justice, gender equality, Children’s rights and Human rights education. As a researcher she participated in a number of studies and reports about issues ranging from Transitional justice, Women’s rights in Southeast Europe, human rights education, environmental education, migration issues to the most recent study about Violence against children in migration on the WB route.
Besides being ERMA Alumna, Marija Ivanović holds an M.A. in Political and Social Studies of Latin America from the University of Economics (Prague) and University Alberto Hurtado (Santiago de Chile).
Also, she graduated from M.A. programme in Nationalism Studies (Central European University). She worked in the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean in Chile and, more recently, she was a Young Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Koszeg.
Her interests lie in questions of identity, memory, political geography, and feminism. She joined the ERMA team as an Academic tutor in 2019.
Aida Salihović-Gušić holds a Master’s degree in English and American Literature, obtained from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, additionally graduating from the ERMA Programme in 2017.
She has been active in NGO Sector, working on various human rights issues. Her main fields of interests are related to intersectionality of women’s and religous rights, freedom of religion and belief, and hate crimes and hate speech on the basis of religon. She has been appointed as an Academic Tutor, joining the ERMA team in November 2019.
erma Alumni Relations Manager
Marjan Icoski is an erma alumnus class of 2014/2015, graduating Cum Laudae from the Programme. He is part of erma since 2016, first working as a project assistant through the Global Campus of Human Rights Internship Programme and currently as an academic tutor.
He is also co-manager of the erma Alumni Network and representative to the Global Campus Alumni Association.
Previously, Marjan obtained a BA in Law and LL.M in Civil Law and Civil Procedure from Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law in Skopje and worked as an assistant lawyer in Macedonia.
His field of interests are international human rights law and European integration with focus on the Western Balkan region.
Children’s Rights Officer - GC South East Europe
Nejira is a researcher and analyst in the field of human rights and geopolitics. She currently works as the Children's Rights Regional Officer for the region of South-East Europe, collaborating closely with the ERMA programme on implementing children's rights projects and activities into the activities of the programme. After completing her BA studies in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Buckingham, she obtained an MA degree at the ERMA programme.
Nejira has been a children's and adolescents' rights activist and educator for seven years through local labour unions, focusing on the prohibition of illegal child labour and the education of youth about human and workers' rights. She has also been involved in several projects relating to youth in peacebuilding and reconciliation in the Western Balkans with USAID, the International Republican Institute, United Nations Kosovo Team, and numerous organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Nejira's primary research interests are children and labour, political psychology, geopolitics, and public policy.
Ms. Mileva Piralić graduated at the Faculty of Organizational Siences in Belgrade. Mileva has been Finance assistant-accountant of the University of Sarajevo, since 2007.
Previously she worked as a Finance Officer at the Mechanical Faculty of Sarajevo from 1990 to 1992, and as a Finance Assistant in the International Rescue Committee-New York in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the period of 1996 to 2006.
Former Staff Members
Prof. Dr. Zdravko Grebo
In memoriam, 1947-2019
Co-founder of the ERMA Programme, Co-director until 2015 and subsequantly Honorary President, late Zdravko Grebo was Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Sarajevo.
He has been the director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies (later Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies) since its establishment until 2007, and a laureate of many academic awards and international distinctions.
LIST OF LECTURERS 2021-22
COURSE I: FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
Leader: Prof. Asim Mujkić, University of Sarajevo
Prof. Gerd Oberleitner, Graz University, Austria
Prof. Rebeka Kotlo, University Džemal Bijedić, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. Nenad Marković, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, ERMA Alumnus, North Macedonia
Prof. Zdenek Kavan, Sussex University, Great Britain
Prof. Igor Stiks, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia
COURSE II: NATIONALISM, IDENTITY, AND CONFLICT
Leader: Prof. Nebojša Vladisavljević, University of Belgrade
Prof. Dejan Jović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Ivana Spasić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Dino Abazović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria
Prof. Antonija Petričušić, University of Zagreb, ERMA Alumna, Croatia
Guest lecturer:Nejra Nuna Čengić, PhD, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Graz, Centre for Southeast European Studies, ERMA Alumna
COURSE III: DEMOCRATISATION AND EU INTEGRATION
Leader: Prof. Nikolaos Tzifakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Prof. Damir Kapidžić, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. Angela Santese, University of Bologna, Italy
Marko Kmezić, PhD, Researcher, University of Graz, Austria
Prof. Bojan Bilić, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Afrim Hoti, University of Pristina, ERMA Alumnus, Kosovo
Guest lecturer: Tena Prelec, PhD, Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford; Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, LSE, Great Britain
COURSE IV: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS NORMS AND STANDARDS
Leader: Prof. Marco Borraccetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Kalliopi Chainoglou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Wouter Vandenhole, University of Antwerpen, UNICEF Chair in Children's Rights (2007-2018)
Prof. Lisa Heschl, University of Graz (UNI-ETC), Austria
Dr. Mladen Domazet, Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia, expert from practice
Biljana Branković, GREVIO Committee, Council of Europe, expert from practice
Guest lecturer: Prof. dr. Nevena Vučković-Šahović (Professor in retirement, Union University, Belgrade, Serbia), Ex-Rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2003 -2009)
COURSE V: MECHANISMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Leader: Prof. Wolfgang Benedek, University of Graz, Austria
Prof. Carmelo Danisi, University of Bologna/University of Sussex
Prof. Hans-Joachim Heintze, University of Bochum, Germany
Prof. Manfred Nowak, Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice, Italy
Prof. Midhat Izmirlija, University of Sarajevo, ERMA Alumnus
Prof. Dennis Gratz, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, ERMA Alumnus
COURSE VI: RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
Leader: Prof. Federico Giulio Sicurella, University of Milan, ERMA Alumnus
Prof. Dženana Husremović, University of Sarajevo
Prof. Marina Simić, University of Belgrade
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