ODRAZ team

The employees of ODRAZ are experts in various fields who have achieved significant results, whether as activists or employees in the government administration, public companies or international organisations.

ODRAZ Director
LIDIJA PAVIĆ-ROGOŠIĆ, BA Arch.
lidija@odraz.hr

With more than twenty years of experience in local community projects and working with youth, Ms. Pavić-Rogošić is a founder of several associations. She has many years of experience as a trainer and writer of manuals. She completed a post-graduate course Practice of Social Change, at the Social Policy Department, London Metropolitan University.

Ten years of experience at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning in the fields of physical planning, environmental protection; development, adoption and implementation of regulations; publishing; public relations and cooperation with civil sector. For two years, she worked in local self-government in physical planning positions.
Eight years of experience in international organisations (REC, USAID/AED) - grant awarding procedures for CSOs, cooperation with diverse sectors, publishing activities.

She is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) from July 2013, Managing Board of Croatian Rural Development Network,  Local Partnership for Employment of the City of Zagreb, Supervisory Board of the Croatian Center for the Development of Volunteering and Social Council of City of Zagreb.

Member and two years co-chair of the Joint Consultative Committee EU - Croatia (2007-2013). Member of the National Council for Sustainable Development and Environment (2004 -2012). Deputy Chairman of the Council for Development of Civil Society in the mandate till 2010. Member of the Monitoring committee of two IPA components - human resources development and rural development and a member of the Monitoring committee of the European Social Fund (ESF) 2007-2013.

 

ODRAZ President
VIŠNJA JELIĆ MŰCK, BA Arch.
visnja@odraz.hr

Many years of experience in physical planning at the Urban Planning Institute; environmental protection at  the Ministry of Environmental Protection; urban planning and construction, and the business sector's approach to sustainable development and environmental protection in the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development (HRPSOR).

Wide experience in representing the Republic of Croatia in international cooperation regarding environmental protection. Training programmes including seminars and courses in Europe and the USA.
Experience in coordinating and running complex projects, organising and moderating professional conferences, developing and managing a private sector organisation and official positions within the government administration.

Coordinator of the Community Network
KSENIJA VIDOVIĆ VORBERGER, MA, social worker
ksenija@odraz.hr

Began to work in ODRAZ as a volunteer in 2002. Currently, coordinator of the Local DevelopmentCommunity Network and associate on other ODRAZ projects.
Holder of I and II degree Reality Therapy and Choice Theory certificates, and a number of Macromedia and Adobe Authorized certificates.
Completed three-month verified IT-operator programme designed for office operations.
Long experience in office work, organising and preparing educational programmes, conferences and other ODRAZ activities, evaluation of educational programmes and projects, and presentation of ODRAZ projects and activities at workshops and seminars.
Co-author of the study entitled Opportunities for the Development of Community Foundations in Croatia.
Editor and web administrator: www.odraz.hr, civitaszagreb.hr

Head of Office
MARINA VOJKOVIĆ, Economist
ured@odraz.hr

Employed with ODRAZ since early 2009 as Head of Office. Five years of experience in administration, human resources and public relations. ODRAZ coordinator for the preparation of project-related material, and distribution of ODRAZ publications.

Project assistant
ELIZABET GAŠPAROV, Master of Arts in political science
elizabet@odraz.hr

She finished graduate programme in political science at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. Throughout her studying, she has volunteered in civil society organizations. For the purpose of the graduation thesis, she conducted research among the green associations in Croatia on their attitudes towards resolving the issue of challenge of sustainability, on the issues of implementing the goals of sustainable development in the current economic system and the values considered relevant for achieving a sustainable society. Her interests are local initiatives for social change, civil society development and issues of achieving overall sustainability. By joining ODRAZ, she gaines experience in the field of project work.

Volunteer
MARTINA JAGNJIĆ, Master of Arts in history and professor of history

She finished Classical Gymnasium, after which she enrolled single major in history. Throughout her studying, she cooperated on several scientific projects. After the end of her studies, she taught history as a professor in several elementary and high schools and she also worked with disabled children. Through her one-year volunteer experience at ODRAZ she gained the experience in preparation, implementation and evaluation of projects.

She has many years of experience in the organization and preparation of activities related to conferences, round-table discussions, educational events and lectures.

 

// ASSOCIATES

IVA PASKA, PhD
iva@odraz.hr

She has a master's degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business and a degree in sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. After that she finished the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme - The Humanities and Social Sciences, in sociology, on the Faculty of Social Sciences Ljubljana. After the end of her studies, she worked at two faculties, where she gained work experience in academia. Her field of interest is also non-governmental sector. She has participated in the work of several non-governmental organizations in Zagreb and Varaždin. By joining ODRAZ, she is gaining experience in the field of project work.

MARIO MUNTA, Master's Degree in public policy
He finished undergraduate studies in political science at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb and acquired the MA in public policy at the Central European University in Budapest in the year 2014, on the topic of Europeanization of active labour market policies. He specialized in social policies and employment policies, labour market policies and climate policies. His previous work is related to the popularization of the concept of existential minimal wage (living wage), introducing local politics to young people (Friedrich Erbert Foundation) and studying European Union climate policies. He is currently the editor of the European policy-network Politheor.net.

NATKO STIPANIČEV
He completed undergraduate Film and Video studies at the Art Academy in Split and graduated from the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He works on the artistic and commercial basis in the area of film, animation, and sound design. An Associate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Split, Department of film and video, where he teaches animated film. He teaches also animated film in Film school of the Cinema Club Split. He has won several awards, among other, prizes of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb for exceptional success during studies. He has also won three awards of the Croatian Society of Film Critics - Octavian, for his animated films. One of these films was made in cooperation with ODRAZ, with whom he collaborated on additional four short films.

CARMEN MAJETIĆ PAVIĆ, BA (Psychology)
Carmen Majetić Pavić, specialising in Marketing and Sales.Years of experience in two renowned companies: Pliva d.d. and Kraš d.d. in managerial and consultancy positions. She also worked for the HENDAL research agency as Head of Strategic Research Department and Client Relations Development.

Participation in a series of business training programmes and seminars in Croatia and abroad, and active lecturing at conferences home and abroad. Currently, independent consultant and certified Executive Coach for business improvement through business consultancy and education.
Odraz ODRAZ contributor in the field of organisational development; ODRAZ President from 2004 to 2007.
Lifelong learning, sustainable development, acquisition of new experience and establishment of partnerships between the business, civil and public sectors is her calling.

TIHANA DAMJANOVIĆ, German and Croatian student (final year)
Since February 2010, employed as Project Associate, participates in the implementation of the CIVITAS ELAN project. Participation in a range of educational programmes, including a TOT-programme of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on the topics of cooperation between social partners and participatory democracy.

Having worked in civil society organisations, she has gained experience in preparing, implementing and, later on, evaluating projects.  
Years of experience in organising and preparing activities pertaining to the organisation of conferences, round tables, educational events and lectures.
Volunteer in Croatian and international civil society organisations (AED, Amnesty International).

DUŠANKA KOSANOVIĆ, BA (Psychology)
Years of experience on various programmes (IRCT - International Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health School Andrija Štampar, Psychology Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb) and civil sector (Psychological Assistance Association, Rosa - Entrepreneurship Centre, Association of Handicapped Persons of Sisak-Moslavina County), as psychologist-adviser, mediator, educator, lecturer and programme coordinator.

In 2007, she registered DOMENA-Intellectual Services, and works as contributor to a number of associations and organisations.
Continuous participation in professional training in the field of cognitive-behavioural therapy, education pertaining to work with families and individuals, mediation.
Member of the Croatian Psychologists' Chamber, Croatian Association for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Crisis Intervention Teams of the Croatian Psychological Assistance Association.
In 2004, she attended the second year of ODRAZ's School, a nine-month training programme for development of local communities. Works with ODRAZ as contributor: trainer/educator.

NIKOLINA BOŠNJAK, BSc (Geology)
Graduated from the Natural Science and Mathematics Faculty of the University in Zagreb, where she enrolled a post-graduate soil protection programme. Experience in technical projects and studies pertaining to subsoil water, soil and landfill protection, pollution estimates by means of statistical methods and GIS.
Cooperation with ODRAZ begins in 2003, as volunteer. Ever since, she has continually worked on the preparation and issuance of ODRAZ publications. She attended ODRAZ's School, a training programme for development of local communities.
Founder and Head of the Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection ViGea, implementing technical and activist projects and initiatives pertaining to environmental protection, education for children and awareness-raising among adults of the need to actively protect the environment.