Program Director, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Marko Savkovic works as Program Director at the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), where he is tasked with providing the overall guidance in regard to organization’s activities.

He is in charge of the program of the Belgrade Security Forum, while he was directing the Regional Academy for Democracy from 2013-2015.

Previously, Marko worked for seven years as a researcher in the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), specializing in the fields of defense reform, civil-military relations and Euro-Atlantic integration. While working in BCSP, he co-authored the first “Dictionary of European Security” published in BHS languages, followed by a pioneering study in Serbia’s and Western Balkans’ civilian capacities for peace operations.

Marko holds a PhD from the Belgrade Faculty of Political Science, with thesis written on privatization of peace-building efforts worldwide. From 2011 to 2014, he was a guest lecturer at the Centre for Security Cooperation – RACVIAC.

His work and thoughts have been published extensively in academic journals (Journal of Regional SecurityAnalyticalVojno delo) as well as various magazines and portals (European Voice, Pescanik.net). He regularly writes for Novi magazin weekly and Danas daily newspapers.

Marko is a member of the working group dedicated to chapter 31 of Serbia’s European integration process, within the National Convent on the EU. He is an alumni of the Belgrade Open School and Die Zeit foundation’s Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.