Meet the Trainers
Vukosava Crnjanski

Director | Long-time Women Empowerment Coach
Vukosava Crnjanski

Vuka has worked as a trainer and practitioner since 2004, providing capacity-building in advocacy, public outreach, campaigning, strategic planning etc. Her work extends to political parties, non-governmental organizations, govern-ment officials, media outlets, and institutions on a local and international scale.

As the founder and director of the Belgrade-based NGO CRTA, she focuses on the develop-ment of innovative and practical mechanisms for citizen engagement. Her organization plays a key role in advocating for an open, accountable, and democratic government in Serbia. Her contributions to democracy and innovation have earned her international recognition. In 2013, she was awarded the W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award by the National Democratic Institute. Under her leadership, CRTA received the OSCE 2018 Democracy Defender Award for promoting democracy and defending human rights. Additionally, the NGO earned the 2018 Commissioner for Information of Public Importance Award for its contribution to free access to information in Serbia. Earlier this year, Vuka was awarded the National Order of Merit of France, of the rank of a knight.