Directriss, Populari

Alida Vračić is a political scientist, a co-founder and the executive directress of “Populari”, a Bosnia based think tank specializing in the European integration of the Western Balkans region. Ms. Vracić is affiliated with a number of academic institutions, most recently with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, as a Europe’s Futures Fellow, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR),  and GMF Marshall Memorial Fellow. Ms. Vračić has also worked for the State Court prosecutor’s team and at the Human Rights Commission within the Constitutional Court of Bosnia. She has led several Balkan-wide projects at the Human Rights Centre at Sarajevo University and at the Spanish Institutional Programme for region wide institutional co-operation. As a practitioner, Ms. Vračić consults various clients, including different UN agencies.

She holds a M.Sc. in international public policy from the University College London, a B.A. from the Law School at the University of Sarajevo, and has completed the executive education program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Ms. Vračić was awarded several prestigious scholarships/fellowships (Chevening Scholarship, London, UCL, Meckator Stifftung fellowship and Marshall Memorial Fellowship, GMF).

She has been cited as a regional expert in numerous Balkan and European media: The Economist, The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Der Standard, Reuters, Deutsche Welle.

Areas of expertise:

peacebuilding, public policy, emigration, EU integration, diaspora, civil society, non-governmental organizations, good governance, PSVI.


English, German (fair)