Executive Director, Group 484
Vladimir Petronijević is an Executive Director of Group 484, for which he has worked since 2005. He is in charge of the organisation’s internal development, fund-raising, project management and external performance. He has worked as a Legal Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for EU Integration Božidar Đelić and was responsible for legal affairs in the EU integration process related to visa liberalisation issues (the EU visa liberalisation Road Map benchmarks were directly or indirectly related to refugees and IDPs). Vladimir Petronijević graduated from the Faculty of Law at Belgrade University and he is a certified lawyer. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). Furthermore, he is a member of the UNDP consultant group: an expert for the Human Development Report (refugees and IDPs), a consultant on IDP employment issues and a consultant on the position of the diaspora within the Serbian Legal System. Mr. Petronijević is also a member of National Council for EU Integration, the National Convention on the European Union (Justice and Home Affairs Section), the National Mirror Committee for Corporate Social Responsibility Standards (ISO 26000), the Serbian Refugee Council and the Association of Lawyers for Criminal Law. Moreover, he has conducted several research projects and participated in the development of numerous publications on refugees and human rights. Mr. Petronijević also lectures on the above topics.