A Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro, since 2014. Field of interest is International Economics and European Integration. Currently teach several courses, at the Faculty of Economics: At Undergraduate level: International Economics and at the Postgraduate level: Globalization and Economic Policy and International Finance. Teaching for Doctoral students includes the Advanced Programme of Globalization and National Economics. Member of the Doctoral Committee at the Faculty of Economics and was a member of the Doctoral School of the University of Montenegro, 2016-2018. Also, member of negotiation teams for EU Accession Chapters 25 and 33. Received PhD from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics.
Have, also, taught at the Faculty of Political Science, at Undergraduate level: European Integration and EU Institutions- An introduction course and a the postgraduate level: EU Institutions, from 2003-2015. Worked with IMF and World bank staff in Central bank of Montenegro in developing Research and Statistical Department, financed by USAID, 2000-2005. Used Chevening Faculty Fellowship Program - Visiting Junior Fellowships 2003-2010, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Affiliated Scholar at the Bentley University’s DART (Data Analytics Research Team). The holder of a Jean Monnet Module 2012-2015 and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 2020-2023: The Challenges of the Enlargement Policy: EU versus China’s diplomacy in Western Balkans.
Nikola Milović is an associate professor and current dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Montenegro, where he started his career after graduating in 2004. He teaches Economics of the European Union, Common Market and EU Competition Policy and National Economy. He is a member of the working group for the preparation of negotiations on the accession of Montenegro to the European Union in the field of the acquis communautaire, which relates to the negotiation chapter 1 - Free movement of goods; Chapter 8 - Competition Policy and Chapter 29 - Customs Union. The Parliament of Montenegro appointed him a member of the Council of the Central Bank of Montenegro in June 2018. He is the author of one university textbook in the field of common market and EU competition policy, three monographs, several professional studies, over 50 scientific papers in international journals in which he deals with issues in the field of economic analysis and policy.
Sunčica Rogić is a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica at the University of Montenegro, since graduation in 2015. She spent one semester of undergraduate studies, as a CEEPUS Fellow, at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is currently a third year doctoral student at the Faculty of Economics, University of Montenegro. As a teaching assistant, she is appointed to the subjects International Economics, Globalization of the World Economy Foreign Trade Business, Digital Economy and Business Informatics. Through the Erasmus + program, she was a participant in four training programs, as well as two mobilities for the purpose of teaching at foreign universities. She is the author or co-author of several papers presented at international conferences, as well as papers published in domestic and international scientific journals. As a member of the project team, she participated in six academic and professional projects.‚
In 2019, Mr. Petrovic won a PhD scholarship by Ministry of Science of Montenegro, for his PhD dissertation: „The role of internationalization in positioning universities and fostering innovation and national competitiveness” which is being mentored by prof. Danijela Jacimovic and prof. João Carlos Correia Leitão (Portugal). The aim of this doctoral thesis is to create the optimal model of internationalization of higher education in Montenegro, based on the analysis of the models of positive and negative practice of internationalization of higher education in EU countries, which will lead to better positioning and ranking of higher education institutions, and stimulate innovation and national competitiveness. The results of the research will be gain based on the analysis of the results of quantitative and qualitative research. Within the PhD project, there are planned three study visits that will resulted country studies:
• University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
• University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal;
• Comenius University of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia.
De Zwaan Jaap
Prof Dr Jaap de Zwaan is a Dutch emeritus professor of European Union Law. De Zwaan started his professional career as a member of the The Hague Bar. Thereafter he worked for 19 years with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (European Integration Department and Legal Service) and Brussels (Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU). In 1998 Jaap de Zwaan was appointed full-time professor of European Union Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also served his Law School as Vice-Dean for International Affairs and Dean. In the period September 2005 until May 2011 De Zwaan was Director of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, ‘Clingendael’. In May 2011 he returned to Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the period May 2012 until April 2017 De Zwaan furthermore has been active, on a part-time basis, as Professor European Integration at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Until the present day Jaap de Zwaan is still working in various fields related to European Union law and policies. He was Secretary-General of TEPSA until 2021 and is honorary TEPSA Board member since then.
Nikoleta Đukanović is a teaching fellow and researcher at the Humanistic Studies, University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She earned Master’s degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Podgorica at the Department of European Studies. At the same time, in 2008, she completed „Master in Adriatic Region and Local Development“ at the University of Bologna, in the field of security cooperation in Adriatic-Ionian region, as a full CEI scholarship recipient. She made research stays at the Humboldt University, Berlin in 2018, Institute of European Law, Graz in 2016, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna in 2009 and Charles University, Prague in 2007.
Since 2012 Michael Kaeding is Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair. Also he is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht and Member of the Flying Faculty of the College of Europe and the German-Turkish University in Istanbul. He is a Honorary Board Member of TEPSA (Trans European Policy Association) and its previous Chairman from 2016-2019.
Dr Sabina Lange is Senior Lecturer at EIPA, and a Senior Fellow of Maastricht University. She is also Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Ljubljana. Dr Lange specialises in decision-making in the EU and in interinstitutional relations, in particular in external action policies and with regard to delegated and implementing acts. Since 2009 she has given regular courses to the EU officials and the Member States’ diplomats. Her current research focuses on delegated and implementing acts.
She has published books, academic articles, book chapters and think-tank pieces on the Council of the EU, the role of the rotating Council Presidency, delegated and implementing acts, institutional issues in EU external action and with security and foreign policy issues related to Western Balkans as well as on Slovenian foreign and European policies.
Prof. dr. Jing MEN is the Director of the Centre for European Studies, East China Normal University. She was the Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations and the Director of EU-China Research Centre in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe. She obtained a PhD in Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research and teaching focus on EU-China relations and Chinese foreign policy. She is the founder of the electronic journal EU-China Observer, launched at the beginning of 2009, which publishes research articles and policy analysis on EU-China relations.
Prof. dr Tanja Miščević is Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council. From 2012, Prof. Miscevic is teaching at the Humanistic studies, at the University Donja Gorica in Podgorica (Departments: Diplomacy and International Relations; European Studies). Prof. Miščević teaches: International organizations, Enlargement Policy of the EU, Euroatlantism. She is Head of Department of European Studies at the Humanistic studies from 2018. She was Head of Negotiating Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union (September 2013, August 2019) and she is full Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. From 2005 to 2009 she was Director of the European Integration Office of the Government of Serbia.
Prof. Lucia Mokrá is the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her main research interests regard the wider concept of European citizenship, fundamental rights after the Lisbon Treaty, the principle of non-discrimination in EU law, EU external relations and humanitarian and development cooperation. Having served in the Board of TEPSA since November 2016, Prof. Mokrá has taken office as Chairperson of the Board since 1 July 2019 for a 3-year mandate, after being elected nemine contradicente by TEPSA’s General Assembly in June 2019. Prof. Lucia Mokra is Jean Monnet Chair holder 2019 -2022.
Mojmir Mrak is a full professor at School of Economic and Business, University of Ljubljana who has been teaching on a regular basis also as a visiting professor at universities in Vienna (Austria), Siena (Italy), Dijon (France) and Podgorica (Montenegro). He has published extensively and has participated actively at numerous conferences, seminars and workshops on EU economic issues. Mojmir Mrak has been a member of Slovenian EU accession negotiation team as well as of the country’s team negotiating EU multi-annual financial frameworks 2007-2013, 2014-2020 and 2021-2027.
Srdjan Redzepagic is professor and researcher in economic sciences. Employed at the University Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. He is also Director of Balkan Institute of Science and Innovation of the University Cote d’Azur. He is Editor of Balkan Economic Review. He has strong experience in the field of management of EU and international projects, as the responsible and coordinator of several European and international projects. In his research work, he utilizes different research methods, particularly regarding European integration and the European economy as his main fields of researches. He has more than 90 different published papers, also he has been the editor of more than 10 internationally recognized editions of books. Actually, he leads many international research projects. Managerial and leadership are his main skills.
Frank Schimmelfennig is Professor of European Politics and a member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich. He is also an Associate of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Chairman of the Scientific Board of Institut für Europäische Politik Berlin and a member of the Board of the Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). His research focuses on European integration and, more specifically, integration theory, EU enlargement and Europeanization, differentiated integration, democracy promotion and democratization. His most recent books are Ever Looser Union? Differentiated European Integration (Oxford University Press, 2020, with Thomas Winzen) and The Rise of International Parliaments. Strategic Legitimation in International Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2021, with Thomas Winzen, Tobias Lenz, Jofre Rocabert, Loriana Crasnic, Cristina Gherasimov, Jana Lipps and Densua Mumford).
Professor Kong Tianping works for the Institute of European Studies, which affiliates to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He used to serve as the chief of the Department of Central and Eastern European Studies in the Institute of European Studies. He teaches in the School of International Relations in the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research fields cover CEE studies, transition economies, comparative analysis of economies in transition and international politics. He is the member of the Academic Council of the 16+1 Think-tank Network, member of the International Academic Council of China-CEE Institute at Budapest. He is council member of Chinese Association for European Studies and Chinese Association of East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies, executive council member of Chinese Society of World Economics, council member of Chinese Association for European Studies, Vice president of Chinese Association of Central and Eastern European Studies.
Professor CHEN Xin is Deputy Director General of the Institute of European Studies, CASS. He studied Economics at Pécs University in Hungary in late 1980s and International Politics at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 1990s. He is the executive secretary general of the Chinese Association for European Studies (CAES). His main research interests are EU-China Trade and Economic Relations, European Economy, and Central East European Studies. Professor Chen is Executive President and Managing Director, China-CEE Institute established by CASS, registered in Budapest, Hungary. He was also member of the team for the bilateral project.