Western Balkans Chapter

Western balkans

The Western Balkans Chapter has been created as a forum for interaction between MCAA members originating from, and/or currently based in, territories in the Western Balkans region [Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia] where there is no existing MCAA Chapter.

The Western Balkans Chapter aims to connect and represent MSCA fellows and MCAA alumni from the Western Balkan region, with many residing abroad and being part of the so-called “scientific diaspora”. We are advocating for best practices in science and research in the region and the adoption of policies and approaches that should help science in the Balkans reach wider European and global standards.

All MCAA members with the nationality of one of the Western Balkans countries, or any MCAA member residing in this geographical area, are welcome to become a member of the Western Balkans Chapter.


Membership of the Chapter is free – but we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities


To join the Chapter, you need to be logged in as an MCAA member - you will then be able to click on the 'Join group' at the top of the column on the right - one of the Chapter management team will then admit you as a Chapter member.

For any inquiries about the Western Balkan Chapter, please contact western-balkans.chapter@mariecuriealumni.eu.

You can follow us on Twitter @MCAA_WB and on LinkedIn


Upcoming events:

  • June 2024 - International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (REST24), Scientific Partner



Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities



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Nikola Skoro

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Samira Smajlović

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Ivo Djidrovski

National representative for North Macedonia
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Azra Frkatović-Hodžić

National representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Keti Zeka

National representative for Albania
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Sohail Sarang

National representative for Serbia
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Besa Emini Veseli

National representative for Kosovo
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Jelena Simunovic

Communications coordinator
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Ornela Bardhi

Advisor to the Board

Latest Events

Western Balkans Wiki Month


August is Western Balkans Wiki Month! Our Chapter is organising a month-long action of creating and editing English Wikipedia articles related to science, technology, arts, and humanities in the Western Balkans region.

The 2nd Annual WBC Meeting - Online


Traditional summer gathering of the Western Balkans Chapter

The 1st Annual WBC Meeting - Online


Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks - Regional Experiences