Ljubisa Vrencev, Country Director/Legal Representative

Since 1997 Ljubisa Vrencev worked with various national and international NGOs on local development and projects related to refugees and IDPs in Serbia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. As a consultant he also worked with UNOPS, UNDP, Cooperazione Italiana and the International Organization for Migration on various research projects aimed to assess the situation in collective camps for refugees and on development of policies for the sustainable return of Serbian IDPs from Kosovo. Mr. Vrencev hold’s a Master’s degree in Local Development for the Balkans. In the framework of Humanitarian Response to the Refugee Crisis in Greece since 2016 he has been managing emergency refugee response projects funded by DG ECHO, DG HOME as well as the German Foreign Ministry. He has been a lecturer for a number of seminars and attended numerous conferences related to development and refugee issues. Mr Vrencev is a founding member of SYMBIOSIS – Council of Europe Civic School for Political Studies in Greece which is a member of the Association of Council of Europe Schools for Political Studies covering 21 CoE member states. He speaks fluently South Slavic languages, English, Italian and Greek. Since April 2020 Ljubisa Vrencev took over the Country Director as well as legal representative position at Arbeiter Samariter Bund – Country Office in Greece.