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Ivana Petrov
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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

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Ivana Petrov (née Ponjavic)

Ivana is a Freelance Project Manager and an Elected Advisory Council Member of the Global Diplomacy Lab. She is an experienced professional with a proven track record of working in 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 conference Belgrade Security Forum.

Through the Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from Western Balkans, organised by the European Fund for the Balkans, she served as an exchange officer in the Training for International Diplomats section at the German Federal Foreign Office in 2015.

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.

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