Prof. Zdravko Grebo

Honorary President

Honorary President of the ERMA Programme, Professor Emeritus at the School of Law of the the University of Sarajevo. He has been the director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies since its establishment until 2007.
Professor Grebo has participated in drafting the alternative Constitution for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1990. He was founder of the Open Society Foundation – Bosnia and Herzegovina and its chair between 1992 and 1997. He is also a member of PEN Centre. Professor Grebo is member of the International Association for Theory and Philosophy of Law and secretary of the Legal Science Chamber at the Academy of Science and Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is laureate of many academic awards and distinctions among which the ‘Conference of European Rectors’, Roosevelt Foundation ‘Four Freedoms Award’ and the ‘Palm Academic Award’ of the French Government. Professor Grebo has published five books and more than 200 scientific articles in the field of law.


Prof. Stefano Bianchini


Co-Director of the ERMA Programme, Director of the Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica, he is full professor of East European History and Politics at the School of Political Science of the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, and – since 1993 – has been coordinating the “Europe and the Balkans International Network’’ EBIN.
As a long-standings politics scholar, Prof. Bianchini has dealt with the Yugoslavian federal system and the self-managed system besides working on the post-communist transition processes in the Balkans and in Central Eastern Europe. He has written numerous volumes, some of which have also been translated abroad.


Prof. Asim Mujkić

Co-Director of the ERMA

Co-Director of the ERMA Programme and a full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo teaching Philosophy; and Ethics and the Political Elites. He has published five books and more than 80 scientific articles in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad amongst which: Short History of Pragmatism (2005); We, the citizens of the Ethno polis (2007), and Justice and Ethno-nationalism (2010). Professor Mujkić is also the President of the Association of Political Sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007) and Vice-Editor in Chief of the Review for Art, Science and Social Issues “Echo”. From 2003-2005 he has been the Head of the Department of Sociology and from 2005-2011, a Pro-Dean for Student Education at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo.


Prof. Francesco Privitera


ERMA Vice-Director on behalf of the University of Bologna, Prof. Privitera is Professor of Politics and History of Eastern Europe at university of Bologna and president of the Istituto per l’Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica. Prof. Privitera current teaching subjects are European Union Enlargement Politics towards East European Countries; Post-Communist Transition Processes in East, Central and Balkan Europe; History of Comparative Politics of Eastern Europe; History of Eastern Europe XIX-XX Centuries; Democracy and Human Rights in the framework of South East European Transition. Among the others, Prof. Privitera is also visiting professor at Budapest Business School; New Bulgarian University, Sofia; McGill, Toronto; U. of Montreal; Warsaw University; U. of Tallin.



Academic and Development Unit

Mr. Adriano Remiddi

Coordinator of the Academic and Development Unit

Adriano REMIDDI is graduate research assistant at the Institute for Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe, University of Bologna (Italy), and coordinator of the academic and development unit of the ERMA programme. From the a. y. 2014/15, he coordinates the Central European Initiative International Summer Schools (21st, 22nd and 23rd editions). Previously he worked as assistant to the director at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. Mr. Remiddi published academic papers for ʹBalkan Social Science Reviewʹ and ʹPECOB/University of Bolognaʹ,  also he wrote analyses for ʹLIMES-Italian Review of Geopoliticsʹ (Rome) and ʹForeign Affairs Portalʹ (Warsaw). Mr. Remiddiʹs expertise is on post-socialist transition and European integration in CEE and SEE; democracy and human rights; migration and diaspora studies.


Ms. Alina Trkulja

Senior Academic Tutor

Alina Trkulja is an alumna of the ERMA programme class of 2010/11. She defended her thesis on Human rights education Cum Laudae. Alina also graduated Comparative Literature and Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo in 2010. She is particularly interested in art, activism and social movements, social justice and transitional justice processes in BiH as well as the role of human rights in these processes. She is an ERMA academic tutor since 2011/12.


Mr. Marjan Icoski

Academic Tutor

Marjan Icoski is an ERMA alumnus  class of 2014/2015 graduating Cum Laudae from the Programme. He is part of ERMA since 2016, first working as a project assistant through the Global Campus of Human Rights Internship Programme and currently as an academic tutor. Previously, Marjan obtained a BA in Law and LL.M in Civil Law and Civil Procedure from Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law in Skopje.  His field of interests are international human rights law and European integration with focus on the Western Balkan Region.


Mr. Miroslav Živanović

Human Rights Librarian






Administrative and Financial Unit

Ms. Mariana Hadzijusufović

Coordinator of the Administrative and Financial Unit

Mariana Hadzijusufovic is the Coordinator of the Administrative and Financial Unit on behalf of the University of Sarajevo. Previously she worked as legal councillor on refugee issues in the Legal Clinic (UNHCR BO Chisinau) and as ERMA Academic tutor. Mariana holds an international law degree from the State University of Moldova and is an alumna of the ERMA programme class of 2002/03.


Ms. Mileva Piralić

Financial Officer





Ms. Maida Omanović

Administrative Assistant