Southeast Europe Division
Assistant Director and Head of Southeast Europe Division
Deputy Head of Southeast Europe Division
Antje Fritz is working as Deputy Head of Operations in the Southeast Europe Division and is mainly responsible for the management of parliamentary assistance programs in the West Balkan region.
Before joining DCAF in 2001, Antje worked at NGO's, research institutes and media organisations, i.e. at the United Nations Press Centre (UNIC) in Bonn, the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) in New York and ZDF German TV Program in Mainz. She gained her first professional experience as a junior researcher and project coordinator in media analysis at the Institute for Market and Media Analysis (IFAK), Germany .
Antje Fritz holds a Masters degree in Communication Research, Eastern European History and Russian Language. Her studies include a Fulbright scholarship at Middlebury College, Vermont and language courses at the Institute for International Relations at the Simferopol State University, Ukraine. Her masters thesis on the use of prognosis in German media coverage was awarded with excellence.
Administrative Assistant, Southeast Europe Division
Assistant Director and Project Manager, DCAF Ljubljana
Andrej Rupnik is Assistant Director and Project Manager at DCAF Ljubljana office. As a security expert he has gained extensive experience during his professional career in the Slovenian police and national intelligence services. He concluded his studies in the area of Criminal Law at the University of Ljubljana, and was subsequently awarded an LLM degree. He has extensive experience and expertise in the area of criminal investigations and international police cooperation, specializing in criminal analysis, data management and IT in the area of criminal investigation. During his career in law enforcement of more than thirty years, he has held several management and senior management positions within the General Police Directorate, Uniformed Police Administration, Police Academy and the Criminal Police Directorate. He has managed several national projects in organisational restructuring and advised on strategic planning. He has served as Head of the International Cooperation Sector within the Service of the Director-General of the Police, and gained significant EU experience as the head of national delegation to the CATS Committee within the Council of the EU. From 2007'2010, he held the position of Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.
He speaks Slovenian, Serbian/Croatian, English and some German. He is married with two children.
Director of DCAF Ljubljana and Head of DCAF Border Security Programme for Southeast Europe
Born on 2 January 1967. Concluded law studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, followed by the successful obtainment of an LLM Degree in Civil Law in 2008.
Began his career in the Slovenian police as police officer, and was subsequently appointed Head of Department for Border Security, and a year later Head of Sector for Border Security and Foreigners in the General Police Administration, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2004, he was appointed Head of Cabinet and Senior Counsellor to the Minister, as a member of the Slovenian Police Steering Board; in 2005 he was appointed Head of Service of the Director-General of the Police, and later promoted to the Head of Service for International Relations of the General Police Directorate. He was a member of the Slovenian national team in the EU accession process (Chapter 24). As an expert on police and border security matters, he chaired and contributed to various working groups, negotiations and other projects. He led the Slovenian delegation to the CATS Committee of the Council of the EU, and chaired the Committee during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2008.
He joined DCAF in 2006 as Senior Adviser in the DCAF Border Security programme, and in 2008 was appointed Director of DCAF Ljubljana and Head of the Secretariat of the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe (PCC SEE). From 2012 onward, following the transfer of the DCAF Border Security Programme to DCAF Ljubljana, he has worked as Head of DCAF Border Security Programme for Southeast Europe.
He speaks Slovenian, Serbian/Croatian and English. He is married with two children.
Project Assistant, Southeast Europe Division
Administrative Assistant, DCAF Ljubljana
Offers assistance and support to the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe Secretariat. She has worked as Administrative Assistant to the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union at the seat of the Slovenian Permanent Representation in Brussels, Belgium. She completed her studies at the International Business School. She speaks Slovenian, Serbian/Croatian, English, and some French and German.
Intern, Southeast Europe Division
Project Coordinator, Southeast Europe Division
Administrative Officer, Operations Asia-Pacific
Irena Dzajkovska is an Administrative Officer in Operations Asia-Pacific and a Project Coordinator in Operations South East Europe. She is mainly in charge of coordinating the implementation of the Swiss Regional Police Cooperation Programme in the Western Balkans (SPCP) as well as providing assistance to the Head of Police Programme and relevant DCAF staff in all project cycle management related tasks and responsibilities.
Prior to joining DCAF, Irena worked for 18 years in international humanitarian and development agencies in countries of Eastern Europe and Sri Lanka. Her core work has been in programme & financial management with a great focus on building the capacity of local partners in less developed countries, as well as accompanying partners in developing new programmes and acquiring and managing funds from institutional donors.
She has graduated in Economics at University in Macedonia with major in Planning and Analytics and she is fluent in English, Serbian and Italian languages.
Project Coordinator, DCAF Ljubljana
Joined DCAF in 2010 as Project Officer, and became Project Coordinator for the DCAF Border Security Programme in 2012. She has professional background in EU Justice and Home Affairs, EU JHA External Dimension and SEE regional security cooperation. From 2007-2012, she participated at the level of CATS and COSI Committees in the work of the Council of the EU, participated in several EU-supported and multilateral initiatives targeting SEE security, and was member of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2008. She speaks Slovenian, Croatian, English, German, French and some Italian. She holds a BA in Languages from University of Ljubljana (2005) and an MA degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU, Washington, D.C. (2007). She is a PhD candidate in Security Studies.
Project Coordinator, DCAF Ljubljana
Katarina Lednik is Project Coordinator in the Police Programme at DCAF Ljubljana. Her main tasks are to organize meetings and conferences as well as offer support and assistance to the Secretariat of the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe. She works in the Slovenian office.
Prior to joining DCAF, Katarina held various positions in marketing, PR and sales in private companies, in Slovenia. She has finished her studies of Marketing Communications at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana and is continuing her studies for a PhD. Katarina speaks Slovenian, English, Serbian/Croatian and some German.
Project Officer, Southeast Europe Division
Programme Manager, Southeast Europe Division
Marc Remillard is a full-time senior staff member at DCAF. His main focus is security sector governance and accountability. He is currently responsible for implementing and overseeing operational reform projects in the Republic of Macedonia and in the Republic of Moldova. Before joining DCAF in 2001, Marc was a Senior Politico-Military Advisor at the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the OSCE he provided policy advice and developed programming on security sector oversight and on reintegration and retraining of demobilized military personnel. Prior to that, Marc spent a year at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly as a Research Fellow.
Before attending university he spent three years in the United States Army as a Forward Observer and was discharged honorably in May 1994.
Marc holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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National Project Manager, Southeast Europe Division, Belgrade
Mira Došenović works at DCAF Ljubljana as a Project Coordinator. Mira has a background in business, having worked for international trade fairs and sports ticketing, with specialisation in Public Relations, administration and protocol. Mira studied English and Commerce and has extensive experience in office and project management. She speaks Slovenian, English, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish and some German.
Senior Advisor, DCAF Ljubljana
Nevenka Tomovič has been working with DCAF Border Security Programme as an expert for education and training since 2004. She chaired the DCAF Working Group on Education and Training that resulted in the establishment of the Network of police academies in Southeast Europe. She had contributed to the development and implementation of the International Training Courses for Station and Regional Commanders and the Future Leaders Training Camp. She coordinates the restructured annual DCAF Train the Trainers Summer Camp.
She began her career in the national police as a teacher at the Slovenian Police Academy, was later promoted to Deputy Director of the Police School and Head of Training centre. She was also responsible for EU affairs and international cooperation within the Police Academy, and participated in the MEPA, CEPOL and FRONTEX activities. She chaired the CEPOL Governing Board during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2008. She holds a diploma from the Faculty of Arts, an MSc degree in Management of non-profit organisations from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and specialisation degree in training and development obtained from the Slovenian-Swiss MASTER Project led by the Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) in Geneva. She also specialised in transactional analysis and neuro-lingustic programming.
Nicola Brassil is Project Officer in the Southeast Europe Division at DCAF. She is responsible for the implementation of activities to foster security sector governance and oversight primarily in countries of South Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on assistance activities in Kosovo.
Prior to joining DCAF, Nicola worked with EULEX Kosovo's gender mainstreaming office, conducting research into police and prosecutor responses to domestic violence. She supported a violence prevention campaign in Kosovo on behalf of UN Women, and worked for women's and minority rights civil society organisations in Pristina. Most recently, Nicola supported child friendly reform within justice and security institutions in Uganda, working on UNICEF's justice for children programme,
Nicola holds a first class honours degree in human rights from the University of Essex (MA), and in psychology from the National University of Ireland Galway (BA).
Head of PCC SEE Secretariat, DCAF Ljubljana
Head of Police Programme, Southeast Europe Division
Paulo Costa is the Head of the Police Program. He holds the overall responsibility for the conceptualization, development and implementation of DCAF assistance projects in the area of police reform in Southeast Europe. He also contributes to the conceptualization and implementation of police assistance projects in other regions where DCAF is active, provides relevant expert advice to DCAF staff and supports internal coordination of police reform related activities and approaches.
Prior to joining DCAF, Paulo worked as Head of Police Department at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Other international jobs include Police Education Program Manager, Training Coordinator and Police Trainer at the OSCE. He also worked for United Nations International Police Task Force. He provided consultancy services for Council of Europe and International Organization for Migration on Adult Education and Learning Methods. He was a Police Chief in Portugal.
Currently enrolled in Masters Studies in Business Administration, he holds a Police Management and Leadership degree. Other studies and competencies include Adult Education and Learning Methods, Organizational Behavior, Change Management and Diplomatic and Negotiation Skills. He co-authored a Train-the Trainers course and developed curricula for several Specialized Police Training courses.
Joined DCAF as a Project Assistant in 2011. He has professional background in political science and international development cooperation. Before joining DCAF he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia in the Sector for International development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. He is an Executive board member of Youth Section of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Republic of Slovenia and speaks Slovenian, Croatian, English and some German. He holds a BA in Defence studies from University of Ljubljana (2009) and is an MA Candidate in Defence studies.
Teodora Fuior has over 15 years' experience in parliamentary development and Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSRG), both as a practitioner and a researcher. Since 2011, Teodora has been on the staff of DCAF, coordinating the implementation of SSRG projects in Southeast Europe, with a focus on democratic consolidation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Her tasks include project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. From 2009 to 2010, Teodora worked in the Central African Republic, as a member of the multidisciplinary EU - UNDP team assigned to assist the government in the implementation of security sector reform. From 2005-2008, she was a visiting fellow with the DCAF Research Department, writing on good practices in the areas of democratic oversight, the democratic deficit of international military and police missions, security budgeting oversight and intelligence oversight. From 2001 to 2005, Teodora was Advisor to the Committee for Defense, Public Order and National Security in the Lower Chamber of the Romanian Parliament. In this capacity, she participated in the development and implementation of the major legislative reforms that preceded Romania's Euro-Atlantic integration. She has completed post-graduate studies in international relations, diplomacy and strategic management of national security, obtaining a PhD from the National Defense University in Bucharest with a doctoral thesis on Security Sector Reform and Democratization in Post-Conflict Countries. Teodora has been active as a speaker and facilitator at conferences, workshops and training sessions in more than 20 countries. She is fluent in Romanian, English, French and Spanish.