Nadja Greku holds a BA degree in Sociology from the University of Novi Sad, a field she considers as essential for comprehending the social barriers that hinder the development of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) community while also obstructing possible ways of mitigating their challenges. Driven by her innate and relentless passion for learning, in 2012 Nadja became a volunteer-tutor at the Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre, an organization that provides support for children from the RAE community.
In 2014, Nadja joined the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) where she has substantially contributed to the organization’s mandate for coordinating intergovernmental joint working bodies on employment, digital society and health that are composed of government officials from the six Western Balkan countries, experts and international organizations. RCC, with its view of supporting European and Euro-Atlantic integrations, has introduced Nadja to public policy while also demonstrating how the timely and information-based shaping of public policy can bring about quantifiable change. In addition to her full-time job, in mid-2018 Nadja undertook the pro bono role of Associate at the La Benevolencija and Jewish Community Centre in Sarajevo, where she oversees tasks related to strategic development, project coordination and fund raising with the overall goal of enabling the preservation and promotion of Jewish Heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She is currently taking tutoring classes in Political Science and International Relations and looks forward to working on issues pertaining to economic integrations in the Western Balkans while simultaneously streamlining RAE inclusion into the EU enlargement agenda. Nadja perceives RGPP as an excellent opportunity to upscale her knowledge and prepare her for applying to an MA program in Public Policy.