Svetlana Stefanović


Svetlana Stefanović is a Program Coordinator at the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence and a BSF Executive Director.

As Program Coordinator in Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence she is responsible for conceptualization, coordination and implementation of gender programs.

She has over 15 years of professional experience in managing long-term and complex projects, as well as extensive experience in managing grand and complex events, e.g. forums, conferences, debates, etc. She has proven experience in leading different teams, as well as in training, preparation and evaluation of different projects. Svetlana is recognised specialist in development and set up of mentoring programmes and she has over 10 years of mentorship and capacity building work of youth with the special focus on young women.

She is one of the original team members that founded the Belgrade Security Forum BSF success story in 2011 and since 2015 she is the BSF Executive Director. She is responsible for overall organization and realization of the BSF and she leads a team fourteen people strong.

From 2003 to 2018 she was volunteer, activist on different projects in the European Movement in Serbia, then worked as an Office Manager and Project and Event Manager.

She is member and Executive Secretary of the Women’s Government. She is Member of the Program Board of the Women’s Leadership Academy.

In February 2019, she is appointed as a member of Executive Board of the Association Fulbright and friends. She is member of the Forum for International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia.

She graduated in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University in Belgrade.

Her fields of interest include international relations, human security, women rights, mentoring and non-formal education. She writes and publishes articles on these topics. She speaks English.

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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