Group 484 team consists of individuals who have proven through their efforts and work so far, to share the same values, and through their professionalism they have contributed to the Organisation’s sustainability, and to its diversity. Different knowledge, capacities and interests of the Team members contribute to a comprehensive approach to the migration topic and make the Organisation stable and successful. Our members come from various academic backgrounds and have various competences as the Team consists of lawyers, political scientist, psychologist, economists, pedagogues, etc.
Vladimir is Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He has graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Belgrade University, and passed the Bar Exam in 2004. He has acquired his previous working experience as a legal counsellor at the EU Integration Deputy Minister’s Office, Mr. Bozidar Djelic. Moreover, he was in charge of legal issues in the visa liberalisation process in 2015 as a special counsellor of the then Ombudsperson, Mr Sasa Jankovic. Vladimir has also been a member of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). Furthermore, Vladimir is a member of a UN Migration and Development consultant group in Bosnia and Herzegovina, advisor for migration at GIZ Serbia organisation, and a consultant for the UNDP in Serbia.
Center for Migration Programme Manager
Miroslava has graduated from the Faculty of Law, Belgrade University, after which she acquired a degree with honours at the postgraduate specialist course in European Union Law, organised by the Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Université Nancy. In 2009 she was staying at the Faculty of Law, the University of Maribor and she also also attended the internship programme at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). She has also attended numerous asylum and migration-related seminars, summer schools, conferences and expert practices in the country and abroad. Miroslava is an author and a co-author of numerous migration and asylum-related publications, analysis and researches, and an important segment of her work is focused on developing and implementing training on the abovementioned issues, both in the country and in the region.
“We and the Others” Educational Programme Manager
Robert is a political scientist. He has been a Group 484 employee since 2011. He is a coordinator of ‘We and the Others’ Educational Programme and he has a ten-year experience in drawing up and implementing intercultural education and Education for Democracy programmes, as well as asylum seekers and migrant support and integration programmes.
Direct Support Programme Manager
Gordana has graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy Department, Belgrade University. Holds an advanced level certificate of REBT (Rational emotive behavior therapy). She has been active in the civil sector since 2013 by working for non-governmental organisations providing psychosocial support to migrants and asylum seekers in Serbia. In her work, she has primarily been focused on vulnerable categories, notably minor unaccompanied migrants, and on developing psychosocial, educational and integrative programmes for migrant children and their families. Besides the field work, she has also gained knowledge and experience in the field of project procedures, human resource management and various migration-related researches.
Branka has graduated from the Business Economy and Marketing Department of the University of Sarajevo, as an economist. She gained her first experience in the field of economy at “ZOI 84 - 1984 Winter Olympic Games”, in Sarajevo, as an independent planning and analysis associate, finance associate and a bookkeeping manager. Branka continued her career in the administration sector by working for a humanitarian organisation “Family Care” until 1999 when she started working for Group 484. At the moment, Branka is in charge of planning, managing and monitoring Group 484 financial management and for drafting internal financial reports and reports for donors and auditing. Moreover, Branka participates in drafting and implementing organisation’s legal and financial regulations. Branka can speak Russian language.
Programme Adviser to the executive director
Siniša is a psychologist and he has been a Group 484 employee since 2005. He used to work as a project coordinator and a researcher, and later he became a programme coordinator within the Migration Centre and Direct Support Programme. Over the past several years he has mostly been working on developing and drafting project ideas and proposals. He has done researches, analysed public polices, designed and implemented various programme activities in the field of social inclusion (particularly housing, employment and entrepreneurship) refugees, internally displaced persons, readmission, asylum and migration management. As an author or an editor, he has contributed to the creation of about twenty research reports and public policies analysis. His earlier professional experience is mostly related to psychology and psychosocial support projects. He graduated in psychology in 2003 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade.
Maja is a tourismologist. She has acquired long-year experience in civil society organisations, and at ‘Save the Children’ international organisation, and in 2010 she started working for Group 484. Besides the office manager tasks, Maja also acts as a humanitarian support coordinator, within the Direct Support Programme. During the migrant crisis in Serbia, she coordinated several projects related to distribution of direct aid to migrants and refugees, as well as infrastructural support projects in local communities.
Tamara has graduated from the Department of General Literature and Theory of Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, and she has acquired a Master degree at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest. She has been with Group 484 since 2015. She is engaged in projects in the field of interculturalism and education, within which she creates and implements programmes for teachers, students and pupils, and integrative activities for teenagers - beneficiaries of asylum centres. Topics of her interests and issues she has been engaged in are as follows: gender and cultural stereotypes (particularly ‘Orientalism’ and ‘Balkanism’) about refugees and migrants; solidarity with refugees and other marginalised social groups; feminist theory and practice; the role of social sciences and art in transformation of a society, particularly the role of history and literature.
Marija is a senior undergraduate at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Maria has acquired her experience as an associate at various projects and seminars in the fields of culture and literature, such as: ‘New Optimism’ Movement projects, Group 484 seminars - ‘Learn about Holocoust’, ‘Media and New Optimism’, F:ACTORY-Mala Fabrika Glume (Small Drama Factory). As a coordinator and a PR of several projects, Marija has organised and carried out forums, concerts, book promotions, debates and lectures on literature and culture, the media and many other social issues.
Ivana is a social worker and a group psychodrama therapist. She is currently at Master Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Social Work Department. She has gained her experience in the social welfare system (governmental and non-governmental sector) by working with marginalised social groups (children without parental care, Roma children, children with developmental disabilities, adults with intellectual disabilities, women victims of gender-based violence, children and young migrants and refugees). Her fields of interests are counselling, qualitative research, work with groups, application of creative and socially engaging approaches to education, affirmation of human rights in a process of providing assistance.
Gordana je diplomirana pravnica zaposlena. U Grupi 484 je od 2014. godine. Učestvovala je na brojim usavršavanjima u zemlji i inostranstvu na temama u oblasti azila i migracija i zaštite ljudskih prava, a tokom studija godinu dana je provela na stručnom usavršavanju na Univerzitetu Teksas u Ostinu. U dosadašnjem radu u Grupi 484 bavila se istraživanjima i analizom međunarodnih i standarda zaštite ljudskih prava Saveta Evrope, zatim prava EU u oblasti azila i migracija i njihove primene na sistem azila i migracija u Srbiji, kao i analizom domaće sudske prakse u oblasti iregularnih migracija.
Jelena is a Master of Laws (LL.M.) She acquired a ten-year experience by working for the Ombudsperson’s institution on complaints in the field of good governance, protection of rights of persons with disabilities, the rights of the child, protection of national minorities; by participation in drafting reports for various international treaty bodies and international organisations; by managing the National Preventive Mechanism against torture. Jelena continued her career as a researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy organisation. She conducted researches in various security fields such as orderliness of the private security sector and operation of private security companies, organised crime, etc. Then, Main fields of Jelena’s expertise are human rights, migration, security and prevention of torture.
Danica is a psychologist. She has gained a considerable experience in the non-governmental sector and in psychosocial support and refugees’ economic integration programmes; since the very beginning of the war in former SFRY. She has worked for various refugee support programmes and projects: direct support - psychosocial, support in education and independent earning of income, and housing support. Danica has participated in humanitarian aid projects targeting 2014 flood victims, and in projects aimed at providing migrants and refugees from the Middle East with humanitarian aid. Danica also engages in research activities: data collection, conducting interviews and facilitating focus groups, statistical analysis of the collected data, writing of reports. Moreover, Danica is an author and a co-author of research studies and evaluation reports. She is particularly proud of her field work, in particular of development and direct implementation of support programmes in the field.
Financial Adviser to the executive director
Danijela is an economist, she has graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade University. Danijela has been a Group 484 employee since its establishment in 1995 when she was engaged in the field of financial management and participated in planning and implementation of humanitarian and psychosocial projects. Danijela is currently in charge of planning, monitoring and analysis of project finances, and of financial reporting. Moreover, she executes administrative and finance operations, and supervises and monitors the implementation of regulations within the organisation.