Dr. Senada Šelo Šabić is a Senior Scientific Associate at the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb. Senada has over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of European affairs, Western Balkans, migration, and rule of law. In addition to her academic career, Senada has worked as a consultant for international development organizations such as USAID, Sida and Norad, as well as UNDP and IOM. Topics included political and economic assessments, corruption, state capture and extremism, mapping of the international donor assistance, among else. She has worked as a project leader on EU-funded projects such as engagement with citizens on EU topics, migration, asylum and integration of migrants, youth volunteering, and social resilience.
Senada holds PhD in political and social sciences from the European University Institute in Florence and has two Masters degrees – in international relations from the University of Zagreb and in peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, USA.
Senada is currently a representative of Croatia in the Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation in the European Research and Innovation Committee. She is also a chair of the Development Cooperation Projects Approval Committee of the City of Zagreb.