Founders of the CENTRE are Branka Anđelković, Pavle Golicin and Svetlana Đurđević Lukić

Branka Anđelković

Deputy Director - Program

As an international expert Branka Andjelkovic is focused on topics related to civil society, social policy and political economy. She is authored a number of studies and researches in Serbia and Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries. Branka assumes the role of a Programme Director in the CENTRE, and is a Lead Researcher for the topics related to social policy, social inclusion, social capital, formal and informal networks.  She was a co-founder of the CENTRE. Public Research Policy Centre in 2010.  At the same time, from 2012 she has been engaged as a Team Leader and Senior Expert for Civil Society and Public Administration on an EU project supporting the Government of Serbia’s Office for Cooperation with Civil Society.

Since 2002 to 2008 Ms. Andjelkovic was the Team Leader of the Cluster for poverty reduction and economic development of the UNDP Serbia. Prior to that she worked as an advisor on media and civil society for the European Agency for Reconstruction and as program advisor for the British charity organization Oxfam. 

Ms. Andjelkovic holds Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University. She was a visiting scholar at the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA USA. She also holds Master from the Central-European University, Department of International Relations and European Studies from 1996. Branka also spent two years at Oxford University doing research of post Cold War politics in the Middle East and in Turkey at Bilkent University. 

Pavle Golicin

Member of the Governing Board

Pavle Golicin is an economist with a thorough understanding of labour and employment issues in the Western Balkans. Pavle worked as an advisor and senior programme officer for the UN agencies (UNDP and ILO) in the last 10 years. He took part in a number of regional research studies and evaluations of Government’s and international donors’ programmes, commissioned, inter alia, by the World Bank, the United Nations and the European Commission.
Pavle completed his masters in the European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in 2002. He has extensive knowledge of the EU institutions, programmes and mechanisms. 
Among others, his works and consultancies include: 
  • Evaluation of the Southeast Europe and the EU – Leadership Development Programme, European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade, 2012.
  • Assessment of integrated employment and social services delivery, UN MDG Joint Programme ‘Youth Employment and Management of Migration in Serbia’, 2012 (with Branka Anđelković).
  • Analysis of the Youth Labour Market in Croatia, ILO Subregional Office, Budapest, 2011.
  • ‘Policy Responses of the Western Balkans Countries to the Global Economic Crisis and Their Social and Labor Market Impact’, World Bank International Conference on Poverty and Social Inclusion in the Western Balkans, Brussels, 2010 (with Mihail Arandarenko).
  • The G20 Country Assessment for Serbia: Assessing Country Employment and Social Protection Policy Responses to the Global Economic Crisis, ILO Subregional Office, Budapest, 2009.
  • ‘International Actors and Social Policy Developments in Serbia 2000-2006’, South-East European Research Centre, South Eastern Europe Volume, December 2006 (with Mihail Arandarenko). Also published in Social Policy in the Process of European Integration, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade, 2006.


Svetlana Đurđević-Lukić

President of the Governing Board and Director  

Svetlana Djurdjevic–Lukic is in charge of human security project management in CENTRE. Her major interests are concerned with democratic control of the security sector reform, concept of community policing and issues regarding arms possession. 

Ms. Djurdjevic-Lukic is a member of the government's working group on preparing National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 - Women, peace and security in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2016-2020. She is also a member of the Council of the Center for Foreign Policy and member of the Forum for International Relations with the European Movement in Serbia. She published two monographs and a number of articles in academic journals as well as in collections of scientific papers. She edited The Media and Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans (DCAF, 2010).  

She was affiliated with the Justice and Security Research Programme at London School of Economics and with the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. She worked as an advisor of the South East and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC/UNDP) and as an analysist at the Organisation for European Security and Cooperation (OSCE) Mission in Serbia. She was a consultant with ODIHR, DCAF, and UNDP. 

Ms. Djurdjevic-Lukic recieved her M.A. degree in Politics, Security and Integration from the University College London. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York and Oxford University.