Liliana Jonoski

Member of the Working Group of Women Experts on Foreign and Security Policy

Student at Doctoral Studies in Legal Sciences – International law and International Relations, Executive Director of the Rural Coalition.

Liliana completed her undergraduate studies in Public Administration at the Faculty of Public Administration and Management of Information Systems, at the University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola. She then earned a Master’s degree in Business Law at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. A Civic Activist for already 16 years, since 2019 Liliana holds the position of Executive Director of the Rural Coalition, an organization that works in social and economic development, including the thematic areas: capacity building in the local civil sector, agriculture, rural development, climate change, gender equality, transparency and accountability, local youth activism as well as creation and monitoring of local public policies.

Liliana is a consultant, researcher, trainer, facilitator with deep knowledge and experience in the areas of regional and local development, human rights, public administration reform, youth activism, gender equality and gender-responsive budgeting, strategic planning and institutional/organizational development, financial sustainability, project management, monitoring and advocacy. Author of numerous scientific papers and documents on public policies in the field of law, politics, local economic development, inclusion of gender perspectives in national and local policies, and also appears as a researcher and author of various strategic documents intended for the development of civil organizations and the local self-government units.

Her research interests include: International Public and Private Law, the EU in International Relations, the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, International Jurisprudence.

She has been a member of the Council for Cooperation with and Development of Civil Society of the Government since 2021, while also being a certified moderator of ZELS for conducting community forums, member of the Council for Open Government Partnership, alumni of the “Mother Teresa” School of Public Policy, as well as member of the IPA sectoral group for local and regional development within the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the IPARD monitoring committee.

From October 2021, Liliana is a Ph.D. student and external associate at the Kichevo Law Faculty, University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, at the International Law and International Relations program.