Alida VraÄiÄ‡ is a political scientist, a co-founder and the executive directress of a think tank â€œPopulariâ€, a Bosnia based think tank specializing in the European Integration of the Western Balkans region. Ms. Vracic is affiliated with many academic institutes, including The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, where she was Europe’s Futures Fellow, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), GMF Marshall Memorial Fellow. Ms. Vracic also worked for the State Court prosecutor’s team and at the Human Rights Commission within the Constitutional Court of Bosnia. She led several Balkan-wide projects at the Human Rights Centre at Sarajevo University and at the Spanish Institutional Programme-program for the region wide institutional co-operation.
She holds a M.Sc. in international public policy from the University College London, a B.A. from the Law School at the University of Sarajevo and the executive education program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Ms. Vracic won several prestigious scholarships/fellowships (Chevening scholarship, London, UCL, Merkator stifftung fellowship and Marshall Memorial Fellowship, GMF).
She has been cited as a regional expert in numerous Balkan and the European media: The Economist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Neue ZÃ¼rcher Zeitung, Der Standard, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, as well as North American news outlets.
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Emigration, EU integration, Civil Society, Non governmental organizations, Good Governance.