ZIP Institute brings together young and enthusiastic people, with a common vision of helping and facilitating Macedonia’s road toward stable democracy, economic and social prosperity, and EU Integration. It strives to channel a new influential voice, originating from the perspective of representatives of both majority and non-majority ethnic groups in Macedonia.

Agim Selami, Project Manager / Researcher:

agimselamiHolds a Master degree in Public Policy and Decentralized Governance from the Central European University in Budapest,Hungary. He has 4 years of working experience in the nongovernmental sector in Macedonia the areas like youth, policy research, project writing, and project management. He has substantial working experience in working with local governments with a focus on local economic development.


Nazlije Iseni, Project Coordinator:

Nazlije is a MA Software Engineering and Telecommunications candidate at the South East European University in Skopje. She gained a bachelor degree in Business Informatics at the Faculty of Contemporary Sciences and Technology at SEEU – Skopje. Her previous work experience includes Web Content Designer and Project Assistant at Strategic Development Consulting under Establishment of businesses inclusion project in the multi-ethnic communities. Her main focus is on effective project coordination and management of NGO’s webpage and social media. By doing so Nazlije ensures that information on completed and ongoing activities of the projects are spread and are useful for the youth of ethnic minorities. Nazlije is in ZIP since January 2016!


Jovana Perovska, Researcher & Project Coordinator:

Jovana Perovska - photoJovana Perovska joined the team of ZIP Institute as a researcher and project coordinator in March 2017. Her academic background is in international and European law, as well as terrorism and political violence, whereas her professional experience is predominantly in the system of international criminal tribunals in The Hague.

Within ZIP Institute’s project portfolio, Jovana’s work predominantly relates to the effective implementation and execution of all project related activities on the topics of countering and preventing violent extremism, human rights with focus on migration and refugees and decentralization and local self-governance in Macedonia.



ZIP Institute is always looking for talented people that broaden its human resources base. Please, feel free to send your CV in English to We will acknowledge the receipt of your application, review it, and in case it meets our requirements, we will add it to our database.