Organisational Structure

Minister of European Integration

Jadranka Joksimović

Biography

jadranka_joksimovicBorn in 1978 in Belgrade, where she completed primary and secondary school. She graduated at the top of her class from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, in academic year 2002/03, at the Department of International Relations. She completed her Master’s studies at the Faculty of Economy and Political Sciences, ALFA University in Belgrade, in academic year 2010/11.

She received The Promising Generation scholarship of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in 2001, as well as the scholarship of the Fund for Young Talents of the Government of the Republic of Serbia For the most talented students in Serbia in 2000/01. She began her career as a Demonstrator at the Faculty of Political Sciences for the courses of Diplomacy and Diplomatic History and Economy of Transition.
 

From 2006 to 2007, she worked in the Serbian Radical Party as an associate of Aleksandar Vučić for international relations.

She was one of the signatories and founders of the Serbian Progressive Party in 2008.
 

From 2007 to mid-2009, she worked at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia as an expert associate of parliamentary group Napred Srbijo (eng. Go forth, Serbia).

From 2009 to 2012, she was the editor of municipal newsletter Zemunske novine (eng. Zemun newspaper).

She participated in the European Visitors Programme, a programme for learning about the institutions of the European Union, in 2009, in Brussels/Strasbourg.

In May 2012, she was elected Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from the Serbian Progressive Party list. In the National Assembly, she was president of the Security Services Control Committee. During her time as president of the Committee, the Committee’s mechanisms for the control of the work of security services were significantly improved.

She was also a member of the European Integration Committee, member of the Joint Committee for Stabilisation and Association, member of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Head of delegation of the Central European Initiative, and president of the Friendship Group with Turkey.
 

She was first appointed Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 27 April 2014. Following the early parliamentary elections, on 11 August 2016, she was reappointed Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration.

She was appointed Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 29 June 2017.

She received The Best European award for 2015, awarded by the First European House organisation in the field of politics and five more categories. In May 2015, in the Assembly of the City of Belgrade, she received the Rainbow award for contribution to the fight against homophobia and transphobia awarded by the Gay−Straight Alliance.

She is a member of the Main Committee and the Presidency of the Serbian Progressive Party. By decision of the president of the party, she was appointed International Secretary of the Serbian Progressive Party.

She is fluent in English, and also speaks German.

State Secretary

Anja Rović

Biography

Born in 1985 in Belgrade. Graduated and completed her master studies at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management of Singidunum University.

Over the course of 2012, she worked in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia as a Junior Adviser − Consultant in the Serbian Progressive Party’s Parliamentary Caucus. In the period between 2013 and 2014, she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia as a junior advisor within the European Union Sector, EU Sectoral Policies Department, EU Institutions Department and the General Secretariat.

In the period from 2014 to 2017 she worked as an advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration of the Republic of Serbia, Jadranka Joksimović. While working in the Cabinet, she was appointed as a member of the Working Group for Cooperation with the EU in the Adriatic-Ionian Region, the Working Group tasked with European Affairs, State Administration, Internal Security and Police, Communal Cooperation of the Mixed Commission Serbia-Baden-Württemberg, as well as an alternate member of the Working Group for Coordination of Activities of the Republic of Serbia’s Presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

At the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia held on 31 August 2017, Anja Rović was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of European Integration.

She is a member of the Cabinet of the International Secretary of the Serbian Progressive Party and a member of the Main Board of the Serbian Progressive Party.

She speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

Contact:

аnja.rovic@eu.rs

+381 11 3617580

Assistant Ministers

Ksenija Milenković, Department for coordination of the accession process, coordination of the preparation and implementation of the National Programme for the adoption of the Acquis and monitoring of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

Biography

Born in 1975 in Belgrade. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 1998.

From 1998 to 2002, she worked at the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade where she was in charge of public relations and cooperation in the field of culture and media. In 2002, she became a spokeswoman for G17 Plus, and from 2004 to 2006 she was a parliament member in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and President of the European Integration Committee. From 2006 to 2007, she worked in the non-governmental organisation European Movement in Serbia as Secretary General. In the period between 2007 and 2011, she was Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia in charge of foreign policy and European integration. Between 2011 and 2015, she was engaged as the Deputy Head of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union in Brussels.

In February 2015, she was appointed Acting Director of the European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, performing this duty until June 2017 when the Ministry of European Integration was established. She was appointed Acting Assistant Minister of European Integration in August 2017.

She is fluent in English and also speaks German.

She is married and has two children.

Contact: 
ksenija.milenkovic@mei.gov.rs
+381 11 3061 102

Branko Budimir, Department for planning, programming, monitoring and reporting on EU funds and development assistance

Biography

Born in 1976 in Belgrade. Graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Department of International Relations in 2005, with a thesis on “The Stabilisation and EU Association Process”.

In 2005, he started working at the European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on tasks related to strengthening institutional capacities in the process of European integration, after which he became the Head of Section for Planning International Development Assistance and Coordination of Programming in the Field of Economic and Social Cohesion. In 2008, he did an internship with the Veneto Region Brussels Office. He has served as Assistant Director from October 2014 to June 2017, when the Ministry of European Integration was established. He was appointed Assistant Minister of European Integration in August 2017.

Branko Budimir is Vice-Chairman of the Negotiating Group for Chapter 22 Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments.

He has published a number of articles, texts and handbooks on the process of European integration and the management of EU funds.

He is married and has two children.

Contact:
branko.budimir@mei.gov.rs
+381 11 3061 103

Mihajilo Dašić, Department for cross-border and transnational cooperation programmes and cooperation with local and regional authorities and organisations for more efficient use of funds

Biography

Born in 1983 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Accounting and Finance Department of the European School of Economics, Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. 

Since 2006, he has worked as a consultant in the area of financial management. In the period from 2011 to 2013, he was engaged in tasks of first instance control (control of conducted tender procedures according to PRAG rules) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Since 2013, he has worked as an expert on a number of IPA cross-border cooperation projects, with a focus on conducting tender procedures according to PRAG rules.

At the session of the Government of Serbia held in May 2017, he was appointed Acting Deputy Director of the European Integration Office, in charge of coordinating EU funds. He was appointed Assistant Minister of European Integration in August 2017.

He speaks English and Italian.

He is married and has two children.

Contact:
mihajilo.dasic@mei.gov.rs
+381 11 3061 103

Tamara Delić, Department for communication, training and preparation of Serbian version of Acquis Communautaire

Biography

Born in 1989 in Užice, where she completed primary school and high-school. In 2014, she graduated from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Department of French Language and Literature. She completed the Master in European Integration at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in academic year 2016/2017. Furthermore, she is finalising Мaster 2 in the field of European Studies, organised by the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in cooperation with the European University Centre in Nancy, for which a French national diploma is awarded upon graduation.

In academic year 2017/2018 she enrolled at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.

From October 2014 to June 2017, she worked in the Cabinet of the Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration as a junior advisor. After the establishment of the Ministry of European Integration, she remained at the position of Junior Advisor in the Cabinet, until her appointment as the Acting Assistant Minister of European Integration − Department for Communications, Training and Preparation of Serbian Version of Acquis Communautaire in August 2017.

She was selected among the 70 best students from the Universities in Serbia at the ‘Travel to Europe 2012’ competition, opened by the European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation.

She is fluent in English and French, and also speaks Spanish.

Contact:
tamara.delic@eu.rs
+381 11 3061 102

 

Organisational structure of the Ministry of European Integration Office can be downloaded here.