The core value of the GDL, in all of its Labs and Activities, is mutual trust. Trust in global affairs, more inclusive ways of structuring the global order, and high moral standards in diplomacy are pursued by the GDL through its member driven framework. In her article, Ivana Petrov highlights the importance of inclusive formats in diplomacy and shows how this can lead to sustainable solutions.
Global Diplomacy Lab, page 33
(Article on Diplomacy and Commerce in Focus)
Ivana works as a freelance project manager for the Global Diplomacy lab where she previously served as an elected advisory council member from 2017 to 2019. She is an experienced professional with a proven track record in the field of public administration and civil society. She worked for the Government of the Republic of Serbia as Communications Officer to the Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Serbia to the European Union. Prior to that, she was Public Relations and Project Manager at the European Movement in Serbia. She also led the media team of the international Belgrade Security Forum.
In 2015, she serves as an exchange officer in the Training for International Diplomats section at the German Federal Foreign Office. This assignment was part of the Fellowship Program for Young Governmental Officials from the Western Balkans, organized by the European Fund for the Balkans.
She is a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance (Executive Master of Public Administration) in Berlin, the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, and the Diplomatic Academy of Serbia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.