• Sava Mitrović


    Sava joined CEP in November 2021 in the position of Junior Researcher in the programme departments Good Governance and Our Europe, after previously completing his one-month internship, and he is currently working in the position of Researcher. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (module: European Integration) at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, as the best student in his year, with the highest possible average mark (10,00). He earned a Master’s degree at the same faculty by defending a thesis “Multi-vector strategy in the small states’ foreign policy: a case study of the foreign policy of Republic of Serbia from 2007 to 2021”. He is currently pursuing PhD studies. Sava began his professional specialisation at the Centre for International Public Policy, where he managed several projects as the coordinator of the International Cooperation Sector, including the organisation and coordination of the project “Belgrade Model of the United States Senate“, funded by the US Embassy in Belgrade. He was part of the project team for monitoring the elections in the United States, which was implemented by the Center for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives, and by the same Center, he was also engaged as an external expert on the “Americano“ project. Moreover, Sava represented his school at the “All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition” in Ljubljana. He aslo took part in the project “Clemson Spring Semester Abroad, University of Belgrade 2019”, together with students from the University of Clemson, South Carolina. In addition, he was engaged as an educational partner and lecturer on the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management organization's international project “Europe 3D”. Sava published scientific papers in some of the prestigious domestic journals, such as Political Review, International Politics, and others. Together with CEP's programme director, Milena Lazarević, he wrote a paper for the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). With an essay on the topic "Is the ’Open Balkan’ project politically and economically beneficial for the Republic of Serbia", he won the contest "Dr. Predrag Simić" for the best work in the field of foreign policy and Balkan relations. He also won the competition of the Ministry of European Integration for the best written student paper on the European Union. His fields of interest include European integration, Serbia's foreign policy and regional relations, as well as public administration reform. He is fluent in English and speaks French.