Sarajevo Open Centre
Čekaluša 16, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
tel: + 387 (33) 551 000 (program coordinators)
—–+ 387 (33) 551 001 (management, finance and administration)
fax: + 387 (33) 551 002
The Assembly of Sarajevo Open Centre is composed of:
Damir Banović, Saša Gavrić, Marinha Barreiro, Arijana Aganović, Feđa Bobić and Inela Hadžimešić.
The Steering Committee of Sarajevo Open Centre is composed of:
Aida Spahić, Adnan Kadribašić, Adrijana Hanušić Bećirović, Midhat Izmirlija and Elmaja Bavčić.
SARAJEVO OPEN CENTRE TEAM
Emina was coordinator at Sarajevo open centre since December 2011. She is the regional editor of the online magazine B-Turn for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as an associate on online magazine for the indie culture in BiH. In 2016, she became the executive director of the Sarajevo open centre.
Aida graduated Psychology at the University of Sarajevo. Her research interests include combating discrimination, social inequalities and social protection. Aida joined SOC team in 2018 and assumed the function of programme menager.
Vladana graduated Law at University of Sarajevo. She works at SOC since 2012, first as a volunteer, and since 2012 as an associate on legal issues, legal counseling and advocacy actions. In 2016 she assumed the function of advocacy leader.
Between 2006 and 2012, Jozo attended a series of conferences, educations and trainings on various topics on which he gained experience in organizing seminars and workshops. He works at SOC on activities related to direct work with the LGBTI community.
Delila graduated from Law Faculty at the University of Sarajevo. She is part of the team since 2015. She is the author of many publications on human rights of women and LGBTI persons, gender equality, feminism, reproductive justice and political participation of women. Currently, she coordinates advocacy activities for adequate access of trans and intersex persons to B&H healthcare and gender reassignment services, for gender equality in labor relations sphere/labor market, as well as for improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in B&H.
Rasim started working with the SOC in 2013 as an author of texts in the area of constitutional reform and then European integration. In early 2016, he joined the SOC team as an volunteer on the coordination of the Initiative for the monitoring of European Union Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 2016 and 2018 he worked in the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH (YIHR BIH), first as a programme coordinator and later as the director of the programme. In May 2018, he became member of the SOC team as coordinator of the Initiative for the monitoring of European Union Integration of BiH. He graduated Law at the University of Tuzla.
Darko has been a volunteer at the SOC since September 2014, where he participates in the LGBTI Rights Programme, assisting in the organization of advocacy and educational activities on LGBTI rights for state institutions, the capacity building of the LGBTI movement, monitoring of respect and violation of human rights of LGBTI persons in BiH and research on various aspects of LGBTI people’s rights. Since September 2018 he coordinates LGBTI legal counseling and LGBTI migration. He graduated at the University of Sarajevo.
Amina graduated Law at the University of Sarajevo in 2018. She joined the team as a volunteer in the March of the same year on the Human Rights of LGBTI people programme. Since September she has been taking the role of Project Assistant on the Initiative for the monitoring of European Union Integration of BiH. Since July 2019, she works as the Coordinator of the Women’s Rights programme.
Amina is student of Security and Peace studies at Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. She is a member of School of Feminism – Žarana Papić. She joined team in September 2018 on the Human Rights of LGBTI people programme. In the November 2019, she became Programme Coordinator of the same programme.
Nejra graduated Journalism at the University of Tuzla, and is currently on master’s studies at Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. In early 2019 she joined SOC team as an external co-worker on the Women’s Rights programme, and since July 2019 she works as a Programme Assistant for Communications and Public relations. From January 2020, she works as Communications Coordinator.
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Finance and Administration Manager
Since 2006 Marina has been angaged in administrative and accounting – financial works, through which she has acquired the necessary knowledge and experience. She has been following SOC’s work since the very beginning, and has been part of many human rights trainings for women, LGBTI people and in 2015 she completed School of Feminism – Žarana Papić. Since July 2016, she’s part of the SOC team.
Administration and Finance Coordinator
Dina completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Comparative Literature and Librarianship at the University of Sarajevo. From 2001 to 2007 she worked as a journalist at RTV BIH / BHT1 at morning programme. Since 2010 she works at SOC.
Andrea is master’s studies student of Management and Organization at the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo. Since high school, she has been involved in numerous non – governmental organizations. She joined the team in March 2018 in administration and finance department. From january 2020, she works as Administrative-operations Coordinator.
External Associate at Women’s Rights Program
Ira has master’s degree in psychology, she’s an activist in the field of human rights. She has experience working with local and international organizations, has worked as a data analyst, a capacity building trainer for organizations, she has written training guides for local organizations, and worked as a consultant for inclusion and diversity. She joined the SOC team in early 2020 on the Women’s Rights program.