Petar Markovic, Slovenian and Montenegrin, is the EU Citizens’ Rights Training Coordinator at the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS). Until 2020, he was the director of the ECIT Foundation. In both these Brussels-based civil society organisations, he has been devoted to the research, advocacy and promotion of European citizenship.
Petar holds a double PhD in political theory and political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium and LUISS in Rome with research stays at the University of Oxford. He now puts his knowledge on transnational democratic innovations countering the democratic deficit of the EU into practice by advocating for citizen-led politics beyond the nation state.
In 2019, he was in charge of the training and political impact activities of Transeuropa Caravans, a transnational project that saw 25 young activists cross 15 EU countries in search for partnerships and best practices of innovative transnational political participation. Petar is also a collaborator at ULB Institut d'études européennes and teaches EU Politics and International Relations History at Vesalius College.
Beyond the EU, his research interests include the democratization of the Western Balkans. At the EUI, he hopes to strengthen the bonds between the academia and civil society necessary for the recovery of the freedom of movement and European democracies in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.