Imane is a human rights defender and activist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She completed her BA in Law and MA in Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Sarajevo. During her studies she volunteered with various local organizations, working in the field of youth development and policy. Imane is currently working on issues concerning civil and political rights in the region, conditions for human rights defenders and freedom of expression. Her interests lie in civil rights, minorities, and environmental human rights.
Rina is a final year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo (RIT), majoring in Public Policy & Governance and Management & Entrepreneurship. She has previously worked at the RIT’s Training and Development Institute and has recently joined Jungle as a Training and Development Coordinator. Passionate about social change, Rina has been volunteering since her early high school days. She is a youth ambassador and trainer at YMCA Kosovo. She holds qualification in project management, leadership and policy analysis, and is an active member of various student communities at RIT.
Aleksandra is pursuing studies in International Relations at the University of Belgrade. She is actively involved in various projects and organisations, including the European Movement in Serbia, the United Nations Association of Serbia and the European Youth Parliament, where she has held various roles focusing on human rights, public policy and environmental protection. Aleksandra is passionate about human rights and has recently completed The Hague Winter Academy of International Law. Public policy is a great interest of hers and she hopes to one day make a difference to the quality of governance in her home country.
Gladiola holds a Bachelor’s of Law degree from Luarasi University, with a focus on European and International Law. Her academic background lies at the intersection of law, psychology and social care. Gladiola is a member of the United Nations Youth Association Albania through which she has developed and implemented a number of activities addressing challenges faced by the youth in Albania. Gladiola is an avid advocate of gender equality and inclusion, volunteering her time with the Down Syndrome Albania Foundation. She has a passion for research and writing about citizen engagement, democratic processes and human rights.
Veljko is currently pursuing a double degree in Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Belgrade. Alongside his studies he has been involved in various student activities, including AIESEC where he currently acts as vice president. Veljko has participated in multiple case study competitions, solving real life business problems for Serbian and international companies and representing the LSE at the Global Case Study competition in the UK. Most recently, he has completed an internship at Ernst & Young.
Matija is a double degree student of Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Belgrade. Since 2017, he has been a member of the European Youth Parliament in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bih) where he also acted as the Board member and the President of the organization. Matija was a National Coordinator and Head Trainer of the “Understanding Europe” project in BiH initiated by the Schwarzkopf Foundation. Passionate about public speaking, he won many debating awards during high school and regularly competes in case study competitions representing the LSE in international fora.
Nikolina is completing specialist studies in International and National Security at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG), building on her earlier bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. She is concurrently pursing undergraduate studies in International Politics and Public Administration at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in China. Nikolina has previous experience working with the European Movement of Montenegro and is currently engaged as a Development Manager at the Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad.
Anisa has recently graduated with highest honors with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Epoka University in Albania. During her studies she spent a year at the Hofstra University in New York. In her role as a short-term consultant at the World Bank office in Tirana, Anisa has worked with economists and other specialists to conduct diagnostics of the business environment in Albania and inform government policies aimed at improving the business climate in the country. She has also served as an intern and external support to the Secretariat of the Investment Council of Albania. Starting this fall Anisa will continue her academic journey with an MSc in Economic Policy.