PASOS Assembly elects four board members
Delegates representing PASOS members re-elected PASOS Board Member Borislav Mavrov and elected Maria Golubeva, Vladimir Bartovic, and Stevo Muk to the network’s board of directors.
Mavrov, Programme Director of the European Institute (Bulgaria); Golubeva, development director at PROVIDUS (Latvia); Bartovic, director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (Czech Republic); and Muk, of Institut Alternativa (Montenegro), were elected to the Board September 12.
Following are biographies of the board members who were elected to the board in the vote, which took place at the 2015 PASOS General Assembly in Tirana:
Borislav Mavrov is Programme Director of the European Institute, a PASOS member based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated from Second English Language School, Sofia and holds a PhD in History (Modern and Contemporary History) from Sofia University “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”. Specialized at the National University of Ireland (Galway) in 2004 and during the period 2005-2007 participated in the CLIOHRES International Research Programme. In the beginning of his career he worked as a project coordinator at the “Institute for Euro-Atlantic Security” Foundation (2003-2004) and International Secretary of “Democrats for Strong Bulgaria” political party (2004-2007). Before joining the European Institute Sofia in October 2007, he was as an associate at the European Parliament in Brussels (2007). Mavrov actively participated in many scientific and networking projects and initiatives in the Balkans and in the Black Sea region. He acts an associate lecturer at the Department of “Public Administration”, Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and has publications in the field of Nationalism, International Relations and European Integration.
Maria Golubeva is PROVIDUS’ Development Director and policy analyst. She has 11 years’ experience in policy analysis and consultancy, including experience of public administration work and work in the non-profit sector. In 2013-2014, she was a Senior Consultant with ICF International (earlier ICF GHK) in Brussels, leading research and consultancy projects in EU education policy and EU humanitarian aid policy for the European Commission. Maria has led consultancy and training projects in the EU, Western Balkans, Central Asia and Mongolia. In 2005-2012, she was a Board Member of the international Network of Education Policy Centres, and in 2009-2011, she was a member of the Strategic Analysis Commission established by the President of Latvia. Maria has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She is the author of a number of studies and publications on education policies and integration policies in the EU, as well as academic publications in the history of ideas.
Vladimír Bartovic is the director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. He graduated in international trade and international politics at the University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of International Relations. He also studied at Universidad de Granada, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. From 2011 to 2012 he served as a director of Strategic Planning and Analysis at the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. He also worked as an editor in the Integrace magazine. He has been lecturing on topical EU issues at the Institute of Public Administration and the Czech National Bank. He co-operated with OSCE election missions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Kosovo. His main areas of expertise are: EU institutional issues, EU enlargement with the focus on Western Balkans, Slovak foreign and domestic policy and economic issues.
Stevo Muk graduated at the Law Faculty (University of Montenegro) in 1998. He completed postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences. His previous work experiences entail Center for Development of Non-governmental organizations CRNVO (executive director 1999-2007), Open Society Foundation Montenegro (program officer for Civil society, Media and Roma (2001). He served as member of Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) Advisory Board. He was member of Ministry of Justice Advisory Council for Public administration reform (2003 -2006). He worked with Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU) in regional TACSO project. Apart from work in the Institute Alternative, he has authored or co-authored„Nations in Transit“ – Report on Montenegro for 2010 and 2011, Freedom House, 2011; article on “Freedom of association, European and domestic legislation and praxis” in “Human Rights and Culture of Human Rights”, Centre for Civic Education, 2007; “Weak tradition, Uncertain future”- Civicus Civil Society Index for Montenegro, Centre for Development of NGOs, Podgorica, 2007; articles on “European Economic and Social Committee” and “Civil Society in Europe” in “Learn about EU”, Monitoring Centre – CEMI). He is one of the founders of Institute alternative, and has been the president of IA’s managing board since 2007.