Nikolina Talijan has worked closely with Maori communities in New Zealand, underprivileged children in the USA, Mayan women and children in Guatemala, and rural youth in India. She has also been dedicated in empowering youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2012, as an Associate for International Cooperation at Perpetuum Mobile Institute for Youth and Community Development, Nikolina monitored the implementation of youth policies in BiH. She also organized youth cultural exchanges, promoting intercultural dialogue and diversity in Italy, Slovenia, Romania, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, and BiH. In 2014, Nikolina was invited to the Summit for the World Alliance of Religions for Peace in Seoul, South Korea. Her current work is inspired by an inter-faith understanding. Passionate about international development and issues relating to migration, she holds a MA in International Relations and European Studies and a BA in International Studies with a focus on International Economics. She loves to travel, immerse herself in new cultures and especially new cuisines. Working with dedicated and responsible people inspires her. Nikolina believes that engaging a community can only be achieved through the understanding of broader historical, political and cultural contexts. She lives by the conviction that every new day is an opportunity to make a better tomorrow.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Youth Engagement and Sports
Country of Origin: Bosnia Herzegovina
City of Residency: Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina