The Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues (CEE Gender Network)

was established in 1994 under the auspices of the  European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity ( In 2018 the Network and the European Forum will celebrate 25 years of political and civic engagement in democracy building in Central and Eastern European countries in transition.

The CEE Gender Network as a coalition has a strong base and support of progressive and leftist political parties and civil society, political leaders, and activists from the CEE Region and Europe.

"Korčula School" think tank

The "Korčula School" has become a recognized regional South Eastern European think tank that focuses on progressive and social democratic policies to promote gender equality.

Initiated in 2012 by the CEE Network for Gender Issues the "Korčula School" is designed to be a unique political, ideological, free thinking space for a substantive and forward-looking exchange of views on critical ideological and political issues on transforming politics to promote gender equality.  

The "Korčula School" brings together women and men political leaders from center left and social democratic parties, experts, political activists, and feminists, especially from South Eastern Europe to discuss gender equality issues.

(CEE Gender Network)

Board Members

Daša Šašić Šilović
Daša Šašić ŠilovićChair
Kalinka Gaber
Kalinka GaberBoard Member
Zita Gurmai
Zita GurmaiBoard Member
Lovorka Marinović
Lovorka MarinovićRegional project Manager
Marta Szigeti Bonifert
Marta Szigeti BonifertBoard Member
Mojca Kleva Kekuš
Mojca Kleva KekušBoard Member
Tamara Tripić
Tamara TripićBoard Member
Emina Abrahamsdotter
Emina AbrahamsdotterBoard Member
Pia Locatelli
Pia LocatelliBoard Member

Support team

Ivan Nekić
Ivan NekićCommunications Manager and Research assistant
Jelena Pecotić
Jelena PecotićAssistant to the chair