Former CRPM staff

Mr. Ivan Stefanovski holds a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences in Florence, at the University of Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. He studied law at the Faculty of Law in Skopje (undergraduate and master studies). His main areas of research interest are social movements, democratization, Europeanization, political polarization and radicalization, as well as the public policy-making process in Southeast Europe. He has worked in several non-governmental and research organizations on domestic and international projects, and has been a consultant in several international missions.

Ms. Ana Krstinovska holds a master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), a Master in Conference Interpretation from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje, R. Macedonia) and a Specialization in Chinese Language and Culture from Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing, PR China). Her previous professional experience includes the positions of State Secretary in the Secretariat for European Affairs, Advisor for Cooperation with International Organizations in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and EU-accredited freelance interpreter. Blazheska is an alumna of the US State Department International Visitors Program for Women Leaders – Promoting Peace and Security on the UN SC Resolution 1325 and alumna of the Mother Teresa School for Public Policy.

Ms. Ana Mickovska-Raleva holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius from Skopje and an MPhil degree in Education from the University in Cambridge, UK. She has previously worked as a Project Assistant on two USAID projects and has an extensive experience as a survey conductor for Brima Gallup. Her interests range from social psychology issues (group relations, forming stereotypes and prejudice, media influence on forming opinions) and issues of educational modernization and quality. She has published her studies in domestic and international journals and presented her research at several international conferences. Her areas of specialization include: education policy research, project monitoring and evaluation, and quantitative data analysis.She works in Macedonian Center for Civic Education.

Mr. Emil Shurkov holds a BA in Political Science and European Studies from the American University in Blagoevgrad and an MSc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Before joining CRPM in January 2014 Shurkov has been working in the private sector, more specifically, banking, insurance, education, environmental consulting etc. He has participated in a number of international trainings, forums and conferences. His research and personal interests include, but are not limited to: emerging and green technologies, sustainable development and energy efficiency, sustainable transport and energy, economy. He is an independent consultant.

Mr. Zdravko Veljanov has a Bachelor degree in Translation and Interpreting with Cultural Studies from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje; MA degree in Conference Interpreting from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and MA/MSc degree in European Studies from Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany and University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Prior to joining CRPM in February 2016, Veljanov  worked as Research/Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus, Skopje. His research interests include, but are not limited to: social and transitional justice, industrial relations, human rights and democracy, policy-making, good governance and constitutionalization.

Ana Nikolovska Ristovski, M.A

Executive Manager of Boutique Hotel Rose Diplomatique.



Nedzad Mehmedovic, M.A

Independent Consultant.



Vladimir Lazarevik, M.A

Consultant at McKinsey & Company ,Executive Director, Healthgrouper.



Ivan Bimbilovski, PhD

Vice-Rector, Associate Professor at University of St. Paul the Apostle.



Jeton Krasniqi

Project Officer, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC).



Zoran Nechev, M.A

ETH Zurich, Center for International and Comparative Studies,
Programme Manager, Association for Development Initiatives – Zenith.


Anastas Vangeli

PhD candidate, Graduate School for Social Research, University of Warsaw.


Sanja (Kostovska) Vrbek

PhD candidate, University of Ljubljana.



Dimitar Nikolovski,
PhD candidate,

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.


Ilija Talev, PhD

Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Belize.



Riste Zmejkovski, M.A

Chief of Party, Balkan Investigative Network Reporting (BIRN).



Natalija Spasovska, M.A

Regional Technical Advisor at GIZ.



Driton Nebiu, M.A

Advisor, Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.



Bashkim Bakiu, M.A

Director, Institute for Policy Research and Good Governance, PhD Candidate from the Political Science Department at the University Kliment Ohridski.


Erol Shakiri, B.A,

Independent Consultant.



Mirjana Stankovic (Todorovska), PhD

Center for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.



Enisa Bajrami, M.A

Quality Assurance and Management Officer at South-East European Univeristy.


Igor Nikoloski, M.A

Advisor to the Minister and member of the Government Committee for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Maciej Kaczorowski, M.A

Career Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Macedonia.



Andrej Pulejkov, M.A

Executive Director, KB Publikum Invest AD Skopje.



Ms. Qëndresa Sulejmani,

Metamorphosis Foundation.



Vesna Jovanovska, M.A

Adviser at Ministry of economy.