She completed her formal education in the field of Law at the “Iustinianus Primus” Faculty of Law in Skopje, where she later obtained a Master’s degree at the Department of International Law and International Relations. She completed her Doctoral Studies at the “General Mihailo Apostolski” Military Academy in Skopje, where she defended her Thesis titled “International Legal aspects for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure from modern security threats”. To date, she is the only woman who has earned a Ph.D. at the Academy.
She is professionally engaged at the Vision International University, where she is Dean of the Faculty of Law since 2021.
Her research interest include: International Law, and Foreign and Security Policy.
She was active with Civil Society in various areas such as democracy, human rights, rule of law and gender equality, and was engaged as a consultant, trainer, facilitator and researcher for various project activities, including projects of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program and Public Diplomacy. She has authored some thirty scientific and professional papers published in the country and abroad.
Vesna is an alumni of the School of Politics of the Council of Europe, the Political Academy for Social Democracy, the Regional School of Public Policy supported by the National Democratic Institute, the program for young leaders from the Western Balkans of the Warsaw Security Forum, as well as the young academic network of the Foundation for European Progressives studies based in Brussels.
Vesna is a Senior Research Fellow of PRESPA Institute since March 2023.