Marija Mitić

Academic Cooperation Association, Belgium
Marija Mitić

My name is Marija Mitić and I am Policy Officer at the Academic Cooperation Association. One of my core responsibilities is coordination of two Science4Refugees projects focusing on integration of students and researchers with refugee backgrounds. I have been involved in broader-scope activities and policy discussions on inclusion and diversity through various projects and initiatives, including as a member of the EAIE Access and Diversity Expert Community since 2018. 

I have worked in different capacities in the European Commission, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation and in the area of non-formal learning on intercultural leadership and inclusion. I have developed and led inclusion training for young people and adults for over 10 years. 

I want to make my contribution to the work of the Inclusion and Diversity Expert Community through active promotion of inclusion and diversity in higher education, through training and research, recruitment of committed members and close cooperation with the team on sharing good practice and theoretical guidance. My goal as the Chair would be to build an inclusive community of practitioners.