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Jelena Pejić Nikić

Senior Researcher, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

Jelena Pejić Nikić first joined the BCSP team as an intern in 2014, later progressing to the position of researcher. Since September 2019, Ms Pejić Nikić has been coordinating the work of the prEUgovor coalition, which combines the efforts of seven civil society organisations to monitor the fulfilment of political criteria and the implementation of reforms as agreed under Chapter 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) of Serbia’s negotiations with the European Union. In the spring of 2016, Ms Pejić Nikić completed an internship as part of the team of a member of the German Bundestag. Back at the BCSP she has conducted research into the legislative and strategic framework of Serbia’s security system, the use of special measures for covert data gathering and Serbia’s European Integration. She is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, where she also completed, with honours, her undergraduate and master’s studies in international humanitarian law and human rights law and European studies. She has also been teaching associate at the Department of European Studies of the same faculty since 2015.