Vukosava Crnjanski is the founder and director of the Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA). Vukosava has worked for National Democratic Institute since 2003, providing capacity building trainings for members of political parties, government officials, institutions and various non-governmental organizations. She works as a trainer and consultant for various international foundations and NGOs such as OSCE, USAID/Institute for Sustainable Communities, Westminster Foundation for Democracy. In the last ten years, Crnjanski trained several thousand people on topics such as advocacy, strategic planning, management skills, political campaigning, public speaking and appearances, etc. Vukosava holds an EMBA degree from the Cotrugli Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.
Jovana entered the world of journalism and communication in 2006 when she started working for FOX TV. Constantly striving for further improvements, she continued career in the field of public relations working in one of the largest media company in the Balkans. The inability to remain immune to political events caused her to move to the non-governmental sector, as she had seen it as space where she can contribute to making of the more accountable society. Jovana graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences, majoring in Journalism and Communication. She is currently attending Master studies of Political Analysis and Management. Jovana is making sure that CRTA messages reach more and more people. For fellow media workers, Jovana is available 24/7.
With more than 12 years of experience in the work of international organizations, Veljko contributes to CRTA’s development on a daily basis. His main responsibility is the management and reporting of all funding received and its subsequent spend. As CRTA grew, it was necessary to apply strict policies and procedures, and he was the one to implement them. Veljko also manages organization’s administration department.
Raša’s arrival to CRTA, in the spring of 2013, proved to be a tremendous addition to our team. His ability to analyze the political situation and recognize opportunities for work has allowed CRTA to react to the politicians’ unaccountable behavior in the right way. Raša’s ten years of experience in project management and work with different CSOs has opened CRTA for different initiatives and alliances in Serbia and the region. Raša’s trainer experience and the work he’s done with political parties in the past, make him an important link in CRTA’s advocacy work and demanding of political accountability in our society.