Marija

Marija L.

Summary

I have been working in the ICT sector for nine years. During that time I have been a public relations advisor for the Minister, and chief of the Press service in the Ministry for telecommunications and information society. Together with the team in the ministry, I initiated a number of public campaigns: Click safely, Digital school, Girl’s in ICT day, Witnet that included extensive activities on international, national and municipal levels. Click safely campaign eventually became a part of the INSAFE project devised and implemented by the European Commission. In cooperation with the PR team of UN, I coordinated PR activities for commissioner of the UN Commission for Broadband and digital development in printed, electronic and social media. I organized UN conferences in Geneva and New York whose participants were chiefs of UN agencies. In 2018, during my work in the office for IT and eGovernment my team won WSIS PRIZE 2018 for creating a good foundation for the development of the information society. This award is presented through the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which is jointly organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. I drafted OITE’s application and managed its promotional campaign. OITE won the prize from a total of 685 registered and 492 nominated projects by government institutions, companies and civil society organizations from around the world. The project won the highest number of votes, not only in comparisons with the other five finalists in this category, but among the 90 finalists from all other categories. The large scale and importance of the prize can be seen in the fact that a million votes were cast worldwide. I also dedicated time to support humanitarian causes such as Special Olympics of Serbia and Refugees Aid Miksalište. I participated in creating the communication strategy and promotion of the Campaign #TogetherToVictory for Special Olympics of Serbia where my role was to raise public awareness regarding intellectually challenged people, to make them visible, present and active in every segment of social life. While at Refugee Aid Miksalište I worked with another sensitive group, refugees from the Middle East. This was the first time I was in charge of creating a communication strategy that was targeting not only Serbian public but the public worldwide. During that year I was working to communicate the problems of the refugees in fluxing Serbia, and fundraising financial assistance for the Center, which was awarded the following prestigious awards: 1. European Contribution of the Year – awarded by the European Movement in Serbia and European International Movement for solidarity during refugee crises. 2. Social Campaign of the Year - was awarded for biggest impacting socially responsible campaign of the year. 3. Fulbright award LEADER of 2016 – this recognition was awarded for the contribution to the positive social change accomplished during refugee crises in 2015. Through my previous work experience I have gained excellent approach to public relations, as well as extensive hands-on experience in crisis communication. Dedication, responsibility, teamwork and innovativeness are my personal values, and foundation that I have built my career on.

Experience

  • market research
  • refugees
  • international law
  • public administration
  • telecommunications
  • serbia
  • worldwide
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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