Founded in 2020, the FutureGov Fellowship aims to contribute to a more evidence-based and people-focused policymaking in Southeast Europe.
The Fellowship is designed to introduce university students and recent graduates to the growing field of public sector innovation and equip them with the foundations of policy innovation methods as they explore their future in public policy careers. Applications of behavioral insights, human-centred design and other approaches to solving public policy challenges form the core of the Fellowship program.
Following a highly competitive selection procedure, the following Fellows were selected for the FutureGov Fellowship 2021:
- Imane Bellaadem, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Rina Dermaku, Kosovo
- Liza Kuttlovci, Kosovo
- Aleksandra Lazić, Serbia
- Gladiola Lleshi, Albania
- Ana Petani, Albania
- Veljko Petrović, Serbia
- Matija Popović, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Serbia
- Nikolina Radonjić, Montenegro
- Elira Salihu, Kosovo
- Anisa Sejdari, Albania
- Loresa Statovci, Kosovo
They have not only demonstrated academic excellence in their chosen field of expertise, but also a commitment to improving the state of the world around them, through the numerous academic, professional and civic roles they have held in their countries and communities.
Over the next four months, FutureGov Fellows will participate in interactive learning activities, conversations with established experts from various sub-fields of public sector innovation and author policy publications on topics of societal importance. They will work in groups to address a policy challenge and design projects tackling real problems faced by communities in their countries of origin.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, FutureGov Fellows will join the alumni community of the future generation of policy innovators in Southeast Europe.
We look forward to working with them in the months to come and seeing the fruits of their work!