External Associate, Adviser on Multiculturalism, Policies, Strategies and Programs for Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of North Macedonia
e-mail: [email protected]
Fikria Tair joined the President’s Cabinet in January 2020 after years of experience in the civil sector on matters related to Roma education and integration, social inclusion, leadership, advocacy and lobbying, multiculturalism, youth, innovative and entrepreneurial learning, transparency and budget reporting accountability, organizing and empowering the Roma community, political empowerment of Roma women, and other activities and events related to less privileged groups.
Fikria is a Master of Public Policy at the Central European University – (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary and Bachelor of Financial Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. She is a Fellow of the Roma Education Fund and Central European University in Budapest, as well as alumni of Romaversitas in Skopje.
Previously she worked at the Romaversitas Citizens’ Association in Skopje as Project Coordinator for Academic and Professional Development of Roma in Higher Education, Professional Orientation and Career Planning of Roma High School Students, Labor Market Integration and Youth Activism. She was part of the EU-pilot project “Building the Capacity of Roma Civil Society and Strengthening its Involvement in Monitoring the National Roma Integration Strategies” as part of the Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. She worked as a junior researcher at the Institute for European Policy in Skopje, as part of the Budapest Open Society Foundations program, “Making the most of EU funds for Roma”, a National Bank Intern in the Internal Audit Sector, as well as on projects implemented by the Roma National Resource Center, National Democratic Institute and Business Confederation of Macedonia.
She has participated in the preparation and organization of trainings, programs, events with senior national and international political representatives, collaborated with civil society organizations, networks and institutions working in the field of anti-gypsyism in Europe, youth empowerment and participation in public policy-making, monitoring the relevance of meeting the conditions for EU accession of the Western Balkan countries and the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies in the Western Balkans. Fikria is fluent in Roma, Macedonian and English language.