4) Citizens Engagement & Awareness-raising
Member of the Selection Committee
Jelena was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Her professional background is in architecture and currently she studies ‘World Heritage’ in Cottbus, Germany. She loves dogs, food, hiking, running and is interested in religion, beliefs, tradition and how intangible shapes the tangible world around us.
Member of the Selection Committee
Dr Dubravka Preradović (1974, Smederevska Palanka) is an art historian, researcher and curator. She holds her PhD in History and Archeology of the Byzantine world from Università degli studi di Udine and EPHE in Paris (2011). Dubravka has worked as curator at the National Museum in Belgrade (2001-2013). She is currently working at the Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She has been the desk reviewer for the World Heritage Unit, ICOMOS, for the nomination of the Sacral Complex on the Remains of the Roman Forum in Zadar, Croatia, for the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013 and was previously a member of the jury of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards in the category Research in 2019 and 2020.
As an expert on medieval art, she has been particularly dedicated to the phenomena of the “cross-roads”: she studied the Byzantine Period with focus on Latin influenced Adriatic and Serbian medieval churches with strong Western influences. An important element of her research is dedicated to the phenomena of the medieval societies and politics of the cult of saints and relics. In parallel, she has been working on the historiography of cultural institutions and explorations of the medieval heritage in the Balkans at the end of 19th and beginning of the 20th century. She is an alumna of the Ecole Française de Rome and Plato Academy of University of Athens. Her articles are published in four languages in diverse scientific journals and monographies. Dubravka is fluent in English, French and Italian, and has a basic knowledge of Greek.
Heritage Awards Jury
Jermina Stanojev, PhD, is an independent expert in the field of cultural heritage and international cultural relations. She is a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University with a focus on circular economy and cultural heritage and holds a PhD in participatory and integrated governance of cultural heritage in the Western Balkans. She is currently appointed as an individual expert by the European Commission to the “Commission’s expert group on cultural heritage”. Her work focuses on culture-led, sustainable, regional development, policy design and evaluation for trans-disciplinary challenges through different governance frameworks and geopolitical levels. Since 2009 she is an advisor on the role of cultural heritage in international cultural relations within the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance and since 2016 supports the European Union in engaging in international cultural relations within the framework of the EU strategy for international cultural relations through Cultural Diplomacy/Relations Platform of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, with a global geographical mandate, under which, among others, developed recommendations “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: International Perspectives”. She has established competences and wide experience in fields of international cultural relations and cultural heritage working with different international organisations and institutions (UNESCO, European Commission, Goethe-Institut Brussels, European Cultural Centre Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia etc.). She has an extensive experience in research, policies and numerous projects such as the EU Horizon 2020 project, “Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse”, Erasmus + HERITAGE-PRO, the report of the Structured Dialogue with the EC on “Skills, Training and Knowledge-transfer in the Traditional and Emerging Heritage”, the OMC working group of Member States’ experts report on “Fostering cooperation in the EU on skills, training and knowledge transfer in cultural heritage professions” etc.