Director

Anida Šabanović

FPI BH Assembly member

Lejla Ramić-Mesihović

EXTERNAL ASSOCIATE

Nedžma Džananović M.

Researcher

Haris Ćutahija

Researcher

Emina Kuhinja

Project officer

Hata Kujraković

Communication officer

Adisa Ošijan

Director

Anida Šabanović

Anida holds a Master degree in Economics. She has contributed to FPI’s professionalism and served in many positions in the organisation. She covers the research in public administration, good governance and economic areas. Anida works on projects dealing with European integration, policy creation, capacity building of government institutions, fight against corruption, promotion of human rights and women’s rights. She has experience in drafting policies and has cooperated with different non-governmental organizations in BiH as well as international organisations. Anida has experience in consultancy and has been author, co-author or contributor of reports, political analyses and texts related to European integration process as well as gender issues. She is one of co- authors of a book chapter Negotiating Political Authority in Bosnia Herzegovina, published in Research Handbook on Gender and Negotiation edited by Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management (Negotiation), Melbourne Business School, Australia and Jessica A. Kennedy, Associate Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, US (Edward Elgar Publishing)

FPI BH Assembly member

Lejla Ramić-Mesihović

Lejla holds a PhD from the Faculty of Business and Administration at the International University of Sarajevo.

She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy from the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo and has worked for 15 years as an clerk in the Delegation of the European Union to BiH, and an advisor in the Office of the EU Special Representative for BiH (EUSR) on monitoring an partly directing the evolution of the EU's relations with BiH and BiH's readiness for structural adjustment.

In her rich professional career, she was also involved in journalism and worked as a consultant on a significant number of projects funded by international organizations in BiH.

EXTERNAL ASSOCIATE

Nedžma Džananović M.

Prof. Dr. Nedžma Džananović is an associate professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo.

She is a former diplomat, and in addition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH, she also worked in the Presidency of BiH (Cabinet of the Bosniak member of the Presidency), and as an advisor to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina for foreign policy.

Since 2014, she has been volunteering to mentor a club that brings together students interested in extracurricular activities called the Student Corps Diplomatique Club (CD Club). She is the author of three books and a number of scientific and professional texts, mainly in the field of foreign policy analysis and EU integration, but also in more conventional political science areas such as populism.

Researcher

Haris Ćutahija

Haris Ćutahija (researcher) graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at University of Sarajevo where he also gained MA degree in political science – European integration. He also holds professional qualification degree in political management from the New Bulgarian University. Has extensive experience in managing and working on various projects ranging from the European integration to youth activism and culture. He is columnist on several internet portals as well as a political analyst. He has joined the Foreign Policy Initiative BH team in March 2020 as a researcher.

Researcher

Emina Kuhinja

Emina earned her academic title as a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science – Integration and Governance from University of Salzburg. Upon completion of her BA studies, she obtained a double Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in International Law, from University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and University of Buckingham. During her studies, she has been recognized for her outstanding academic achievement and active involvement in extracurricular activities. She has taken part in numerous seminars, conferences, trainings and was a youth representative for OSCE’s Group of Friends on Youth and Security. She is an ERASMUS+ Network and EYP BiH (European Youth Parliament in Bosnia and Herzegovina) alumna. Emina participated in a number of projects, as well as led local initiatives targeting youth. Emina is a community educator on topics of reciprocal radicalization for the Atlantic initiative, where she previously worked on projects Violent Extremism and Radicalization that lead to Terrorism Awareness and Gender and Justice Reform in BiH. Emina works as a Researcher for Foreign Policy Initiative BH.

Project officer

Hata Kujraković

Hata Kujraković is an MSc student of European Affairs at Lund University, Sweden, and a recipient of Lund University Global Scholarship. She holds a BA degree in International Relations and European Studies from International Burch University, BiH. She has worked on various projects related to the improvement and promotion of human rights and the advancement of knowledge in the sciences among students in BiH. Her interests are political processes in the EU. Hata is a Humanity in Action BiH and a Foreign Policy Initiative BH fellow.

Communication officer

Adisa Ošijan

Adisa was born and raised in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she still lives and works. She was educated at the Faculty of Economics University of Sarajevo, majoring in Marketing Management, and besides marketing her other love is tourism. She has over 5 years of work experience in marketing and organization in domestic companies. She is currently employed as a Social media manager at a marketing agency.

Her interests are media, politics, youth development and participation, political marketing, tourism, and media and information literacy. She has participated in many international and domestic conferences and seminars. She volunteered as a PR assistant at the Faculty of Economics University of Sarajevo, as a PR of the Youth Council Stari Grad Sarajevo, and she's also a alumni member at the School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe.