Our team

Anida Šabanović
Director

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, which will be published in Research Handbook on Gender and Negotiation edited by Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management (Negotiations) at Melbourne Business School. The Handbook is in the final editing phase and is expected to be published by summer 2020.

Lejla Ramić-Mesihović
Member of the FPI BH Assembly

Lejla holds a PhD degree at the Faculty of business and administration at the International University of Sarajevo. She has obtained a master degree in the field of Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo. For 15 years she had been working for the EU Delegation in BiH and afterwards for the EU Special Representative's Office in BiH (EUSR). During her rather rich professional experience, Lejla used to work as a journalist, senior consultant and project manager on various projects and initiatives supported by the International Community in BiH.

Nedžma Džananović
Associate / Senior Researcher

Nedžma Džananović is a professor and researcher at the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Political Science. A former Bosnian diplomat and a foreign policy advisor to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH (2004-2007), she is the author of three books and a number of articles in the fields of contemporary diplomacy, european integration, as well as more traditional disciplines of political science. Within her research foci she lead and contributed to several international, bilateral and local research projects. Also, she menthors a club that gathers advanced students of international relations called the „Corps Diplomatique Students'Club“.

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.

Mahir Sijamija
Project and Communications Officer

He holds a Master's degree in political science from the University of Sarajevo (2018). He currently works as an project officer at the Foreign Policy Initiative BH and associate at the Media and Policy Analysis Centers in Sarajevo, Association of BH Journalists. He is author on the Media Watchdog platform Analziraj.ba and Balkansmedia.org. He previously worked project meager at INFOHOUSE and as an external communications associate at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo and UNICEF BiH. He has also been involved in various research projects that stand out for International Republican Institute, Humanity in action, RRPP, UN, CREDI, Media Center and Albany Associates. He has participated in a number of international and national conferences, and has published several scientific and professional papers in the field of political science. He is a member of the UNESCO Advisory Group on MIL in BiH, a Senior Fellow Humanity in Action BH, and a member and former scholar of the Association of Education Builds BH.

Igor Kosić
Researcher
Igor holds an MSc degree in Environmental Technology and International Affairs from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology. In 2012 he completed his BA studies in Management at a joint double-degree programme between Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo and Griffith College Dublin. He has a vast experience in research work related to variety of topics including sustainable development, international relations and EU conformation and accession procedures. He has been working at the FPI BH since September 2016.
Advisory Board
FPI BH

Members of FPI BH Advisory Board: 

Denisa Sarajlić

Osman Topčagić,

Hajrudin Somun,

Jasmina Pašalić,

Nina Karađinović,

Mihael Vajhert,

Emine Bozkurt,

Zlatko Dizdarević,

Marko Radovanović,

Željko Jerkić

and Mesut Idriz.