Andreja Stojkovski

Executive Director and Senior Researcher-Analyst

Andreja graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje with a major in International Law and International Relations and finished his Master’s Studies in EU Law at the University Carlos III in Madrid, as a fellow of the Agency for International Cooperation and Development of the Kingdom of Spain. He is also an Open World Fellow of the Congressional Office for International Leadership and an Exchange Alumni of the State Department.

He has more than two decades of professional experience with Civil Society, as volunteer, activist, advocate, trainer and leader, as well as with Institutions, as a National Legal Expert on numerous projects in the area of Environmental Law, and Teaching Assistant in Higher Education. After graduation, Andreja worked at the Unit for European Integration at the General Secretariat of the Government where he followed the area justice and home affairs, and worked on harmonization of legislation. As part of the think-tank community, from October 2006 to August 2018, he advocated for Europeanisation of Society and EU Accession. In this period, he participated actively in many formal consultative processes with the EU Member States, as well as with the European Commission, while coordinating the chapter on Control over the Police and the Security and (Counter)Intelligence Agencies under the Blueprint for Urgent Reforms within the Blueprint Group. He was a representative to the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN) and liaison officer for the Trans-European Policy Institutes Network. Due to his civic activism and prominent role in Civil Society, in August 2017 he was elected as constitutive member of the Council for cooperation and development of civil society of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia.

Between 2009 and 2016 he was working part-time as elected Teaching Assistant at the University American College Skopje. From September 2018 until February 2020, upon the invitation of former Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev, he joined his Cabinet and the Accession Negotiations Team as Advisor and Deputy to the Chief Technical Negotiator.

Representing PRESPA Institute, he was invited to become a member of the Permanent Strategic Council of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia and of the Project Committee MKD-NATO2030 of the Ministry of Defence, where he chairs the Sub-Committee on Military Diplomacy. As of March 2023, he has been appointed by the OSCE 2023 Chairperson in Office as Special Representative for NGOs.

Andreja Stojkovski is one of the founders of PRESPA Institute, and has been its Executive Director, since February 2020.