As a Events and Communication Coordinator, Anesa is helping in spreading European Policy Center’s (CEP) key messages to all target groups. Her obligations include direct and indirect communication with the media, event organisation, preparation of press releases, media invitations, and all communication related to the event organisaiton. Her duties also include managing CEP website – writing reports on CEP events and activities, designing a graphic, visual, and textual content on CEP’s website, including quarterly newsletters and printed publications, as well as managing social media profiles and communication through these networks. Anesa has graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science, and she holds a BA with Honours in Political Science – International Affairs, and a MA with Honours in Political Science. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and in the office of the Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia (Ombudsman). She is an alumna of XXIII generation of the educational programme Future Studies of Belgrade Open School, an alumna of the II generation of Human Rights Defenders School organized by Civil Rights Defenders, and an alumna of the II generation of LIBEK’s Public Policy Academy. She completed the courses Applied Rhetorics and Debate course at the Faculty of Political Sciences. Anesa joined the European Policy Centre (CEP) team in February 2017 as an Events and Communication Assistant. She works as Coordinator from January 2019. She speaks English and has a basic knowledge of German.
September 30 @ 5AM-6AM PDT – The Podcast as a Medium for Conveying Think Tanks’ Ideas – Perspectives From Both Sides of the Atlantic
Shortly after podcasts became a trend in the USA, people in other countries began to catch the “podcast fever“, listening to them more and more. This spread very quickly to the EU as well as to countries in Europe’s southeast that aspire to EU membership. There are dozens of podcasts now, and people listen to them more and more every day. The podcast is a medium that can help in conveying a think tanks’ ideas, but are they as popular among think tanks in South America, the EU, or Southeast Europe as they are in the USA? Our goal is to discuss, with a panel featuring speakers from Serbia, Italy, Brazil, and the USA, what challenges we face and whether the challenges of running a podcast in the world of think tanks are the same in EU countries, in EU candidate countries, and the Americas, and whether we should reach out to more listeners by simplifying our messages or if it is all right for this type of podcast to be listened to by a narrower, more professional audience. We would also cover recent events, focusing on whether the numbers of listeners increased during the COVID-19 pandemic or not, and what affects the listenership of an episode.