Alida Vračić is a political scientist, a co-founder and the executive directress of “Populari”, a Bosnia based think tank specializing in the European integration of the Western Balkans region. Ms. Vracić is affiliated with a number of academic institutions, most recently with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, as a Europe’s Futures Fellow, Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and GMF Marshall Memorial Fellow. Ms. Vračić has also worked for the State Court prosecutor’s team and at the Human Rights Commission within the Constitutional Court of Bosnia. She has led several Balkan-wide projects at the Human Rights Centre at Sarajevo University and at the Spanish Institutional Programme for region wide institutional co-operation. As a practitioner, Ms. Vračić consults various clients, including different UN agencies.