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    still lacked qualitative dialogue mistrust was still high and non partisan and objective assessments and analyses were a rare commodity EWB which fosters no political ambitions but aims to assert itself as policy quality control watch dog had been set up to fill that void and give voice to hundreds of non affiliated experts from the region and serve as an independent umbrella for much needed divergent empirical research and discussion The original Founding Fathers Serbian group was soon joined by experts and enthusiasts from world over making EWB a truly international organization EWB s purpose is to educate enlighten and advise to pinpoint important problems in societies and offer solutions To this end EWB comprises seven Task Forces focusing on Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism Ecology Health Care and Education Each of them liaises with similar think tanks and institutes across the world and issues reports on the state of affairs in their respective fields The pinnacle of EWB work each year is the annual State of the Nation Report which will provide an expert impartial and reliable overview of the situation in Serbia and the region We work to familiarize the Serbian and regional public with the world democratic political economic and cultural trends the achievements of both the Western and Eastern civilization We try to reconcile both so as to finally abolish or at least narrow the massive emotionally charged divide between the proponents of the East and those of the West and allow Serbia and the wider region to reap benefit from the best of both worlds Much has been destroyed in Serbia and SEE over the past 20 years but perhaps hardest of all to restore is the system of values Another of EWB s

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    still lacked qualitative dialogue mistrust was still high and non partisan and objective assessments and analyses were a rare commodity EWB which fosters no political ambitions but aims to assert itself as policy quality control watch dog had been set up to fill that void and give voice to hundreds of non affiliated experts from the region and serve as an independent umbrella for much needed divergent empirical research and discussion The original Founding Fathers Serbian group was soon joined by experts and enthusiasts from world over making EWB a truly international organization EWB s purpose is to educate enlighten and advise to pinpoint important problems in societies and offer solutions To this end EWB comprises seven Task Forces focusing on Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism Ecology Health Care and Education Each of them liaises with similar think tanks and institutes across the world and issues reports on the state of affairs in their respective fields The pinnacle of EWB work each year is the annual State of the Nation Report which will provide an expert impartial and reliable overview of the situation in Serbia and the region We work to familiarize the Serbian and regional public with the world democratic political economic and cultural trends the achievements of both the Western and Eastern civilization We try to reconcile both so as to finally abolish or at least narrow the massive emotionally charged divide between the proponents of the East and those of the West and allow Serbia and the wider region to reap benefit from the best of both worlds Much has been destroyed in Serbia and SEE over the past 20 years but perhaps hardest of all to restore is the system of values Another of EWB s

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  • nbsp nbsp Serbia Germany Forum EWB Suisse The Danube Initiative and Strategy Center Reports Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism Ecology Health Care and Education Danube Press Sitemap About us Presidency Board of Governors Advisory Board Members Secretariat Reports Danube Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism Ecology Health Care and Education Press

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    Secretariat Trilateral Commission Serbian National Group Trilateral Commission nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Serbia Germany Forum EWB Suisse The Danube Initiative and Strategy Center Reports Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism Ecology Health Care and Education Danube Press Contact East West Bridge Vladimira Popovica 6 Apartment 202 11000 Belgrade Serbia T 381 11 711 4679 F 381 11 711

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    Education Danube Press Structure THE STRUCTURE EWB consists of the Presidency Executive Board Board of Governors Advisory Board Members and the Secretariat The BoG includes the Founders and invited members and is limited to nine seats Its function is to steer and set EWB policy and elect the President and two Co Presidents each in charge of Foreign Relations and Research and Development respectively The Advisory Board is actually the

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    Commission Serbian National Group Trilateral Commission nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Serbia Germany Forum EWB Suisse The Danube Initiative and Strategy Center Reports Foreign and Domestic Policies Human Rights Economy Media Anti Crime Anti Corruption and Anti Terrorism

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    Dlouhy also holds the following positions chairman of the Advisory Board Chayton Capital London UK non executive director KSK Power Ventur Hyderabad India chairman of the Advisory Board Meridiam Infrastructure Paris France associate professor of macroeconomics and economic policy at Charles University Prague member of the Scientific Board Faculty of Economics and Public Administration School of Economics Prague and member of the Board of Overseers Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago He is the author of numerous publications Vladimir Dlouhy was elected European deputy chairman of the Trilateral Commission in 2010 more Sergey Karaganov A leading world expert on Soviet Russian foreign and defense policies security and economic aspects of Russian European interaction Sergey is the Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics NRU HSE and a Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation Advisor to the Presidential Administration foreign policy a long standing Triennium Member of The Trilateral Commission and of the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations USA Sergey is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Member of the Advisory Committee of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of USSR Russia He is the Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy a private organization of 200 heads of business associations prominent politicians leading figures in the military foreign policy media and culture etc Since December 2012 Honorary Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy Author and editor of 25 books and brochures Sergey has published around 470 articles on economics of foreign policy arms control national security strategy Russian foreign and defense policies in more than 40 countries In the mid 90s Sergey was named by New York Times USA one of the top world foreign policy specialists Ranks among the world s top 100 public intellectuals according to the ranking 2005 by the leading analytical magazines Foreign Policy USA and The Prospect UK Internationally Sergey was a Co Chairman together with D Vydrin of the Russian Ukrainian Forum Co Chairman together with O Lambsdorf of the Economic Development Committee of the Commission for Greater Europe The Chirac Commission Sergey is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue A Deutsche Bank Forum and Chairman of the Valdai Discussion Club and many more organizations more Sir Ivor Roberts President of Trinity College Oxford and retired U K Ambassador Sir Ivor was born in 1946 in Liverpool educated at St Mary s College Crosby and at Keble College Oxford Open Gomm Scholar He graduated in Modern Languages in 1968 and took his MA in 1972 He entered the Diplomatic Service in 1968 and served in Lebanon Paris Luxembourg Canberra Vanuatu Madrid Belgrade Dublin and Rome He moved from Eastern European

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    the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction Transport and Infrastructure In the previous government she held the post of Minister of Energy Development and Environment Protection The Serbian Government has also appointed her EBRD Governor Educated in Serbia Zorana holds a PhD in the field of Energy and Economic Development and is a Professor of Economy Sustainable Energy Security Renewable Energy Resources and the Economy of Natural Resources at one of best private universities in Serbia Megatrend University in Belgrade Zorana started her successful career as a high school professor in 1993 but soon joined the Serbian power company EPS in 1996 and ended her 10 year employment in the energy giant as the head of the Planning and Analyses Department She joined the Cabinet of deputy Prime Minister of Serbia Miroljub Labus in 2004 was his energy advisor until 2006 when she took over the position of his Chief of Staff and chief of his energy and environment protection department Zorana was a member of the EPS Board of Governors and was also the energy advisor to the general manager of the Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade and the editor in chief of the EU Market monthly magazine With her reputation spilling over the borders of Serbia Zorana was also RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik s energy advisor as the RS strives to develop itself as an energy hub in The Balkans In October 2011 Zorana has been appointed Deputy Dean of the Megatrend University Scientific and Research Department She is the founder of an NGO Women s Government Zorana is a member of a number of other NGOs and expert associations including the European Movement for Serbia and Serbia France Society She has written or co authored four books focusing on energy and development She has taken part in hundreds of seminars or projects like the United Nations Development Program UNDP Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA Sustainable Development Strategy for the Republic of Serbia all devoted to energy energy security environment protection energy sector corruption and relationship between energy and politics more Darko Tanasković Darko Tanaskovic born in Zagreb 1948 is the leading Orientalist scholar in this part of Europe He is a regular or visiting Professor and head of Oriental studies in several universities and institutes in Serbia and abroad including Sarajevo Banja Luka and Skopje the College of Social Sciences Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales EHESS in Paris He is teaching multiple subjects Arabic Turkish Introduction into Oriental Philology Arabic Literature Persian Literature Foundation of Islamic Civilization and in postgraduate curriculum Introduction to the Comparative Grammar of Semitic Languages Linguistic and Literary Arabic Islam and Christianity Islamic Fundamentalism etc He has published more than a score of books and over 600 pertinent scientific and professional papers in the field of Oriental studies Darko is a member of the Executive Committee of the Euro Arabic University in Rome and member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences Salzburg He is a corresponding member of the Turkish Language Society in Ankara and is fluent in several languages He is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Darko served as the Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan from 1995 till 1999 He was appointed a member of the Yugoslav Commission for Truth and Reconciliation in March 2001 From 2002 till 2008th served as the Yugoslav Ambassador to the Holy See the Vatican and with the Knights of Malta Pope John Paul II awarded him the with The Order of the Grand Cross of Order of Pius IX October 2004 and the Grand Master of Malta Knights Order October 2005 Order of the Grand Cross of the Order for military merits Darko Tanaskovic is married with three children more Branimir Barney Simić Glavaski Branimir Barney Simic Glavaski is the President CEO of Bionic Information Technologies and of SimiTec LLC from Ohio USA but primarily a highly distinguished scientist He graduated from University of Belgrade Faculty of Electrotechnics and won his Ph D at the Physics Department University of Kent at Canterbury U K Barney was a Professor United Nations University for Peace Development Lecturer Electrical Engineering Applied Physics Instructor in the Department of Mathematics Case Western Reserve University Program Brain Coordinator Case Western Reserve University Senior Research Associate Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments Case Western Reserve University Visiting Scientist Laboratorio DI Cibernetica Napoli Italy Consultant to the Chemistry Department University of Southampton U K Assistant Lecturer University of Kent at Canterbury Electronics Department and Research Scientist Faculty of Technology University of Belgrade Yugoslavia Barney thought Process Control Biological Control Calculus and Electromagnetic Fields Electrical Circuits He owns 10 patents and is a member of the Institute of Physics London Electrochemical Society Biophysical Society and the Sigma Xi Society He has won awards from the University of Kent at Canterbury Royal Society Fellowship NSF The Cleveland Foundation The Gund Foundation NAVY AIR and U S Department of Defense He is the author of close to 70 publications and abstracts and has attended over 200 national and international lectures and seminars more Gábor Kovács Gábor Kovács is a banker and philanthropist from Hungary After high school he received a scholarship to the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MGIMO from where he graduated in 1980 Mr Kovács started a professional career at the foreign currency division of the Hungarian National Bank In 1985 he transferred to Citibank as managing director later he moved to Citibank London where he was responsible for the bank s Eastern European investments In 1991 Mr Kovács returned to Hungary to form an investment company Bankár Holding specialized in corporate mergers and acquisitions and investment banking Expanding his interests beyond the financial sector Mr Kovács opened the first private hospital in Hungary in 1998 Mr Kovács has been purchasing works of art for fifteen years Covering the period from the early 18th century to the present the collection is comprised of nearly 400 pieces In 2002 he established the Kovács Gábor Art Foundation KOGART with a donation of 3 billion HUF approximately 10 million GBP with the aim of supporting contemporary artists in Hungary The Foundation s gallery is located in a historic villa on Andrássy Avenue in Budapest bought and renovated by him Mr Kovács also purchased a monastery in Sopron Hungary The project received significant support from the Norwegian Fund and the building was renovated in 2010 to become the home of an international retreat education and meditation centre of an international organization World Servers Foundation WSF that was enabled by Mr Kovács in Geneva in November 2010 Mr Kovács is very honoured to be a member of the Trilateral Commission since 2006 more Ulysses Kyriacopoulos Ulysses Kyriacopoulos is the Chairman of the companies S B Industrial Minerals S A and Motodynamics S A He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and the General Council of the Bank of Greece He was the Chairman of the Federation of Greek Industries UNICE Special Representative for Mediterranean Affairs and former Vice President of UNICE the leading organization that represents employers interests in Europe Ulysses is serving as member of the Board of Lambda Development SA and of Lavipharm SA and on the Βoard of Air Liquide Hellas S A Delta Holding S A and J Boutaris Son Holding S A as well as on the Advisory boards of INSEAD and Athens College He was also formerly the President of the Greek National Opera and Vice President of the Hellenic Exchnages Holdings SA He studied Mining Engineering at Montanuniversitaet Loeben in Austria and at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England He received his M B A at the European Institute of Business Administration INSEAD in Fontainebleau France Ulysses was born in New York in 1952 and speaks four languages He is married to Nicole and they have 3 children more Mihai Tanasescu Mihai Nicolae Tanasescu has been a Senior Adviser to the International Monetary Fund s Executive Director for 13 countries of Central and Eastern Europe the Caucasus region and the Middle East since 2007 He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission Previously Mihai was a member of the Romanian National Assembly and Chairman of the Budget Committee 2004 07 As Minister of Public Finance 2000 04 he strengthened the macroeconomic stability of Romania and negotiated its entry into the European Union He also sat on the Board of Governors of a number of international financial institutions including the IMF and the World Bank Mihai has taught economics and public finance at Bucharest s Academy of Economic Studies He also studied economics and budget planning at the prestigious É cole Nationale D Administration Institute Internationale D Administration Pubique in Paris and participated in Harvard s Business School s executive development programme He has written more than 500 articles and interviews published in leading world papers like the FT WSJ Emerging Markets etc more Marko Čadež Marko Čadež born in 1977 in Belgrade Serbia is a leading media communications and Serb German relations expert He has made an immeasurable contribution to the development of the NGO and media sector in Serbia Schooled in Germany Marko graduated at the Academy for Marketing Communications Frankfurt Main in 2001 He also studied at the International Institute for Journalism IIJ Sofia and the Deutsche Welle Akademie and Television Training Centre Sofia the South East European Network for Professionalisation of Media SEENPM and Danish School of Journalism He is also a Licensed Trainer for Multimedia Journalism He started his professional career as an intern in daily newspaper Politika in Belgrade later became a journalist with daily newspaper Vesti in Frankfurt Main and then moved on to staff the Serbian Desk of WDR in Cologne He was a member of Forum of Media Initiatives FOMIN Belgrade and in 1999 2000 Coordinator for Campaign on voters mobilisation Nas je više We are the majority of FOMIN and opposition movement OTPOR He was a lecturer at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Montenegro Coordinator of investigative reporting workshops in Belgrade organised by SEENPM FOMIN and FRESTA of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Coordinator of court reporting workshops in Belgrade organised by FOMIN und Heinrich Boell Foundation Programme Coordinator and Advisor for Politics und Communications with Konrad Adenauer Foundation Belgrade Editor and presenter of monthly TV business show PUT at the Serbian State TV RTS trainer for Strategic Communication Management for Press Media Officers of Serbian political party G17Plus financed by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Editor in chief of online magazine Politikas of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Belgrade Marko joined the Press Department of German Embassy Belgrade in 2003 and two years later was appointed the Embassy Spokesperson a job he still holds He is also the Deutsche Welle Coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro more Jovan Ratković Jovan Ratković is the Adviser to the President of the Democratic Party Previously Mr Ratković served as Special Adviser 2004 2006 and Foreign Policy Adviser 2006 2012 to the President of the Republic of Serbia Adviser to the Minister of Defense of Serbia and Montenegro 2003 2004 and National Coordinator of Serbia and Montenegro of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe 2002 2004 Before joining the public service Mr Ratkovic had been actively involved as co founder of Otpor movement and Managing Board member of the non governmental Serbian Information Centre in London UK in the pro democracy movement in Serbia that forced the autocratic leader Slobodan Milosević out of office Jovan Ratković is a graduate of the University of East Anglia in Norwich UK and alumni of Bucerius School of Global Governance and the Munich Security Conference Young Leaders In 2008 the President of the Republic of Italy decorated Mr Ratkovic with Star of Italian Solidarity Medal order of the knight more Marko Škreb Marko Škreb former Croatian National Bank Governor is the Chief Economist and Strategist at Privredna banka Zagreb Croatia Before that he was a professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics Following his academic career he joined the Croatian central bank first as Research and Statistics Director and later on as Governor from 1996 to 2000 In 1997 he was awarded the Central European Annual Award for Excellence Best Central Bank Governor by the prestigious Banker media Since then he worked as consultant for International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to central banks in numerous countries including Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Madagascar Montenegro Romania Ukraine etc Marko also worked as a consultant Independent Evaluation Office IMF Washington DC on the evaluation of the Financial Sector Assessment Project FSAP During that time participated in a short term mission to Ukraine for the WB on monetary policy and liquidity Besides his work at the PBZ he teaches Money and Banking course at a private University in Zagreb Croatia Marko is a member of Intesa Sanpaolo International Network Research Steering Committee He published a few articles and edited books most of them on transition questions with the focus on financial issues more Vladan Atanasijević Vladan Atanasijević is a leading Serbian IT expert with a reputation that well surpasses the region He is a member of the Asseco SEE Board of Governors and Integration Systems Director He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Alliance for Local Economic Development NALED Born in Kragujevac in 1967 he attended technical faculties in Zagreb and Belgrade Vladan has over 20 years of experience in the IT sector working on projects involving large information systems for the government and both the public and financial sectors He also has 15 years of experience in managing leading IT companies at the Serbian market He began his career in the Zastava company Kragujevac where he moved up the ladder from the position of manager of the organization system development department to the company s telecommunications Executive Director He founded his own start up company Virtual Team in 2001 producing software for regional and global leaders Five years later the company was merged into Hermes SoftLab of Slovenia and Vladan ran the Serbian branch After being the head of ComTrade Spinnaker New Technologies for one year he moved to the leading IT company in the region Asseco SEE to the position of Integration Systems Director a post he occupies today His cooperation partners are banks state organs and institutions and large systems Vladan has won numerous awards including Microsoft World Wide Award twice Manager of the Year awarded by the Business Journalists Club Manager of the Year awarded by The Serbian Chamber of Commerce Best Start Up Investment in Serbia Award and many others Vladan is also very active in a number of business and manager s associations and is involved in economic development and manager profession promotion He was appointed NALED Chairman of the Board of Governors in 2013 he is a founder of the Serbian Managers Association SAM deputy Chairman of the IT Experts Society of Serbia DIS member of the American Chamber of Commerce AmCham member of the Advisory Board of EMC company etc more Zoran Vitorović Dr h c Dipl Ing Zoran Vitorović President of the Association Swiss Morning Star Zoran is a media expert business consultant and above all an NGO idea champion Born in Belgrade in 1967 he lives and works in Switzerland Zoran started his media career as a correspondent and editor for Ed Assoziatione the Swiss magazine Business and Finance Radio Subotica DVV Serbia Voice of Russia TV ECO Switzerland TV Melos Novi Sad TV Most Novi Sad TV Channel 9 several Serbian dailies He owned TV Radio production EU and We Bosnia He also worked for Radio Deutche Welle and BBC Today he is a member in the UN Correspondents Association Vienna UNCAV was its Vice president in the 90ties Independent Union of Serbian Journalists NUNS Union of Serbian Journalist UNS IFJ Brussels Zoran is also the Patron for the Swiss AUGP Academy for Global Universal Peace India Board Member AUGP India Director Finance Snahalaya Ashram India International Governor of AUGP India Junior Privy Counsellor JPC Royal Office OHA Affairs Royal Houshold Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Uganda S E to His Majesty Omukama I Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Uganda Planipotentiary Adviser ARKBK Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Uganda Goodwill Ambassador TCHSI Canada for Europe Intergovernmental Goodwill Ambassador the Canadian Health Science Institute TCHSI for Europe Member Institute for Cultural Diplomacy IDC Germany Member Advisory Commission Global Unification International Australia Goodwill Ambassador SPMUDA Philippines for Switzerland Dep Director SPMUDA for Europe Delegate to IFBC International Federation Blue Cross Blue Crescent UK His carrer includes Co Owner Caucasus International Ltd Georgia Co Oowner Medicus Consulting Mosorka Swiss Representative for the Swiss Strong Salles Inc USA Representative for the Swiss TCA Group UAE Advisor to the CEO Studio Deadalus UK Advisor to the CEO MPM Poliplast Serbia Advisor to the CEO Royal Investment LLC Russia and Advisor to the CEO Austrian German Gas Company PREMAG Premaberg Advisor to the CEO Canadian Company YUCAN Trading Advisor for financices and bank s for DE HAAS Diamond Wholesaler Company Vienna Austria etc He was the ASMS Delegate to several United Nations conferences in UN Geneve 2011 2013 and the ASMS Delegate to the G20 Civil Summit Moscow 2013 more Sir Marchese Karim Sahar H E Prof Sir Marchese Karim Sahar is a Senator and Minister Plenipotentiary IPSP IGO Commissioner CISRI IGO Representative of Association Swiss Morning Star Swiss for UAE Gulf Countries Vice President Registrar Weston Reserve University Canada President CEO The Canadian Health sciences Institute Canada UAE President CEO the Canadian Arabian Groups UAE Kuwait Iraq Consultant of Mental Health Parapsychology Vice President Registrar Dean Faculty of Middle East Studies The Consortium of International Universities Canada Academic Dean for the Middle East London College of Higher Education London UK Senator Minister Plenipotentiary International Parliament for Peace and Safety Italy Commissioner Collaborative Inter Governmental Scientific Research Institute Italy Sir the Chivalric Order of the Knights of Justice Royal Knights of Justice

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