Received fellowship: University of Belgrade (Master), 1990
Sylff Prize Winner 2004
Currently the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which is a regional cooperative framework for the South East European countries, aimed at inspiring development and bringing benefits to the people of the region.
A Serbian diplomat and politician, he previously served as Co-ordinator of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (2008-2012). In November 2004, he became Chairman of Working Table I (democratization and human rights) of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, where he served until the end of 2007. He was a member of the Senior Review Group of the Stability Pact, which proposed the transformation of the Stability Pact into the Regional Co-operation Council.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Svilanovic was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was renamed to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003. Between 2000 and 2007, he was a Member of the Serbian Parliament. He was President of the Civic Alliance of Serbia political party (1999-2004).
Mr. Svilanovic earned a Ph.D. from the Union University in Belgrade, Masters and undergraduate law degrees from the University of Belgrade. Since 2008, he has been Assistant Professor of Law at the Union University in Belgrade.
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