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Saša Mogić

 Saša Mogić

Saša Mogić was born in 1966 in Belgrade.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 1991.

He has gained his professional experience by performing managerial work in both the private and public sector in the field of domestic trade on legal and commercial affairs regarding labour organization, planning and realization of placement and development of distributive trade channels.

Since 2010, he has been an Assistant to the Minister of Local Self-Government in the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, and since 2012, he has been on the same job position in the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Self-Government.

He has participated in the preparation and creation of numerous laws and bylaws, strategic documents and development projects.

Married, with a child.


Natalija Pavlović Šiniković

(Acting assistant minister)

 Natalija Pavlović Šiniković

Natalija Pavlović Šiniković was born on 6th January 1958 in Belgrade.

She finished primary school and the Eight Belgrade High School in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Department of International Law, in 1980.

From 1983 until 2008 she worked for the Publishing and Printing Company “Savremena Administracija” on job positions such as the editor of a legal column in the magazine “Savremena praksa”, the editor of the magazine and of special insets and she also performed the activities of the editor in chief of the magazine.

From 2008 until 2010, she was employed by the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government as the head of the Group for Professional Development and State Licence Examination in the Sector for Public Administration.

In the period 2010-2012, she performed the normative activities and activities related to the promotion of the public administration system, in the Sector for Public Administration. In the period 2012-2013 she was appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information.

From 2013 until 2014, she coordinated the normative activities in the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, that is, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government.


Ivana Savićević

(Acting assistant minister)

 Ivana Savićević

Ivana Savićević was born in 1976 in Belgrade.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2001.

In the period 2001-2003 she worked in the First Municipal Court in Belgrade as an intern, after which she passed the bar examination in 2003.

After a short period of working in the law office, from 2003 she worked in the Ministry of Labour and Employment on the activities related to the preparation, creation and implementation of laws and bylaws in the field of labour and on the activities related to the cooperation with the social partners.

In the period 2007-2014 she performed managerial activities of the Group, that is, she was the head of the Department of Social Dialogue, Collective Bargaining and Wages in the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy.

She is the author of specialized papers from the field of labour and social dialogue.

Married, mother of two children.


Dražen Maravić

 Dražen Maravić

Dražen Maravić was born on June 14, 1975 in Subotica, where he finished both primary and Grammar School “Svetozar Marković”. He graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad. He is a scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Serbia and the winner of the Norwegian Royal Scholarship prize, as one of the “1000 best students from Serbia”. He passed the State exam for the state administration employees in 2003 and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, passing the diplomatic-consular exam.

He specialized in Global and national security at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. He is currently on a final year of PhD studies at the Faculty of Law “Union”, "Union" University in Belgrade.

For his professional engagement he won the “Chevening Fellowship”, the scholarship of the Government of Great Britain in the year 2006. He finished training program “Fighting the International Organized Crime” at the College of Policing in Bramshill, United Kingdom.

He completed a large number of courses and trainings on subjects of European integrations, international relations, international police cooperation and others. He also completed several different accredited professional courses in management and has a Certificate in General Management from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Competence Certificate in Change Management, the Budapest Business School (June 2012), Certificate of Achievement in Leadership, Chartered Institute For Personal Development - CIPD London, UK (May 2012), Performance management (FON, November 2012).

Mr. Maravić is a certified lecturer of the CMI Charted Management Institute) for training level 5/7 and a lecturer at the Centre for professional certification of managers of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, in the field of strategy and change management. In 2013, he graduated from the Regional Academy for Democracy in the first generation of participants of this project, which is supported by the EU, the Balkan Trust for Democracy and the International Visegrad Fund. He completed training of trainers for Result Based Management.

From February 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Maravić worked at the District Court in Subotica; from September; from September 2002 to June 2003 he served his military service in the Yugoslav Army. He worked at the Executive Council of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina - in the Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth as a senior associate for international cooperation, from June 2003 to September 2004. In the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations he worked from October 2004 to April 2005 as a Senior Associate in the Sector for Multilateral and Regional Trade Cooperation, on the matters of integration in the EU and WTO.

From the April 2005 to May 2006, he worked at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and from February 2010 to May 2015 he was a Head of the Bureau of Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Interior.

He participated in the negotiations and was in charge of the implementation of a number of international agreements on international police cooperation and international development projects. He represented the Ministry of Interior in the relations with the EU and he led the negotiations in concluding readmission agreements with the EU, the agreement on visa facilitation for the citizens of Serbia as well as the strategic agreement with EUROPOL, on behalf of the Serbian Government. In July 2007, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has named him President of the Working group for the negotiations with the EU on the liberalization of the visa regime. He was directly responsible for the negotiations, preparation of the materials and position of the Government, determining priorities, activity plans and their implementation, public campaign and public relations He remained in that position until the abolition of the EU visa regime. After the opening of the negotiations on the accession of Serbia to the EU, he was a coordinator for development of the action plan for the Chapter 24 for negotiations with the EU. In March 2015 he was named the head of the Multi-sector Coordinating Body for the implementation of the National Action Plans on the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – women, peace and security.

He received recognition “Person of the year 2012” from the OSCE mission in Serbia, for his contribution to the police reform.

Mr. Maravić was a guest lecturer at the College of Policing in Great Britain for three years in a row, as well as at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) in Bratislava and Scottish Police College and Scottish Institute for Policing Research.

He helped in the making of capacities for European integrations and strategic planning in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Srpska. He was often invited to the international conferences as a speaker on subjects from the domain of European cooperation in the field of justice and internal affairs, strategic management in the administration and reform of the state administration. He held presentations at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, The Academy of Criminalistics and Police Studies in Belgrade and in the framework of many different NGO projects. During 2013, he was engaged as an expert in strategy and organizational development in the EU projects – support to the internal affairs of BiH and on the project of support to the strategic development of the Ministry of Interior of Tunisia, as well as on the project on support in creating capacities for strategic planning in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova, in 2014. He was a lecturer in the Regional School of Public Administration in Danilovgrad on the subjects of leadership in the public sector and change management.

He is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of the German language. He’s married and a father of three.

He’s named the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government on May 26, 2015.


Ivana Ćirković

 Ivana Ćirković

Ivana Ćirković was born in Belgrade in 1971.

She finished primary school and the Fifth Belgrade High School in Belgrade.

She graduated from the Faculty of Biology in Belgrade, Department of Molecular Biology and Physiology. In 2005, she completed her specialist studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Gender and Culture. Currently, she is attending Master’s studies Program of Gender at the same faculty, University of Belgrade.

During the period from 2011 to 2015 she worked at the position of the Director of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

From 2007 to 2011, she served as Deputy Manager of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) and the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

In the period from 2006 to 2007, she worked as a Coordinator for social protection and vulnerable groups in the Team for Poverty Reduction in the office of the DPM, within the framework of application of a Loan from the World Bank and Department for International Development (DfID) in the field of implementation and coordination of the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

From 2004 to 2006, she worked as the Head of the Department of Youth in the Ministry of Education and Sports.

An extensive experience in the field of European integration, gender equality, minority rights, youth policy, social integration, etc., she acquired her previous work in a number of civil society organizations.

During her work experiences, she participated in the preparation of legal and strategic documents, as well as a number of project proposal, their implementation and monitoring the results of their application.

She participates in the work of a number of boards, commissions, advisory bodies of local and international organizations.

Besides Serbian, she speaks English language.


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