Policy Advisor on Roma Inclusion
Nadir has extensive experience in Roma related policies and initiatives, including Roma children’s education, Roma participation in policy design and policymaking, and the use of EU funds for Roma policy implementation. Nadir is a Sociologist and former Executive Director of the Roma Education Fund (2016-2020). Previously, he served as Senior Program Manager at Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma, an Open Society Foundations’ program (2010-2015). Prior, he was Executive Director of the Roma Democratic Development Association – Sonce in Tetovo, Macedonia (2004-2009). As representative of Roma civil society organizations, he was chosen as a delegate to the National Working Group that was formed as part of the Decade of Roma Inclusion initiative in Macedonia.
Nadir served as a member of the Board of the Roma Education Fund (2007-2014) and shortly a member of the board of Roma Initiative Office at Open Society Foundations (2008-2009). Over the years, he has acted as an analyst and researcher, evaluator and trainer for the Council of Europe, the United Nations Development Program, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Minority Rights Group and Open Society Institute, etc. He has published several articles on Roma issues and he is presently an active member of the Alliance Group of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC).