Tamara is an activist and a researcher. Her research interests cover processes of democratisation and Europeanisation in post-socialist societies, with specialisation on the Western Balkans region. In her research, she puts particular focus on examining the role and mutual relations between various state and non-state actors with an interest in how they shape societal transformation. The background in working with civil society in Serbia enables her research to be socially and practically engaged, as she believes that true democratic transformation could never be imposed “top-down”, but needs to be pursued in communities. By working in CRTA’s Policy Lab team, she contributes to analysing the quality of democratic processes, work of institutions and political culture and developing recommendations for their improvement.

Prior to joining CRTA, she worked in the Centre for European Integration of the Belgrade Open School and Centre for Southeast European Studies of the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz.

Tamara holds a joint MA degree in interdisciplinary South-Eastern European studies from University of Belgrade and Karl-Franzens-University of Graz.


Vukosava Crnjanski is the founder and director of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA). Vukosava has worked for National Democratic Institute since 2003, providing capacity building trainings for members of political parties, government officials, institutions and various non-governmental organizations. She works as a trainer and consultant for various international foundations and NGOs such as OSCE, USAID/Institute for Sustainable Communities, Westminster Foundation for Democracy. In the last ten years, Crnjanski trained several thousand people on topics such as advocacy, strategic planning, management skills, political campaigning, public speaking and appearances, etc. Vukosava holds an EMBA degree from the Cotrugli Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.



Jovana entered the world of journalism and communication in 2006 when she started working for FOX TV. Constantly striving for further improvements, she continued career in the field of public relations working in one of the largest media company in the Balkans. The inability to remain immune to political events caused her to move to the non-governmental sector, as she had seen it as space where she can contribute to making of the more accountable society. Jovana graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences, majoring in Journalism and Communication. She is currently attending Master studies of Political Analysis and Management. Jovana is making sure that CRTA messages reach more and more people. For fellow media workers, Jovana is available 24/7.

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Activist with 4+ years of experience working in Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability. Open Parliament Project Coordinator, Trainer and Researcher on the field of parliamentary democracy and election process.

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