Country Facilitators


Marsela TahoMarsela Taho
Country Facilitator for Albania


Marsela Taho is Albanian, started working for the Roma Education Fund in June 2010, as a country facilitator for Albania and Kosovo. She received her degree in social work from the University of Tirana in 2001, and also completed the Roma Participation Programme at the Central European University in Budapest in December 2005. Marsela has worked with children and their families as a social worker for various organizations, such as Terres Des Homes, UNDP Local Governance Programme, AiBi (Amici dei Bambini) and Roma Women of the Future. She is involved in Roma women's issues and she is part of the International Network of Roma Women. Lately she worked in the Ministry of Labour and Social affairs and Equal Opportunities in Tirana, in the Secretariat of the Decade Roma Inclusion.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aida MihajlovicAida Mihajlovic
Country Facilitator for Bosnia and Herzegovina


Aida Mihajlovic is a BiH national. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Science, English Department, Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  She started working in different schools in 1987 but has been working in the NGO sector for the last 15 years. During this period she held various positions managing and coordinating different NGOs and diplomatic missions. She has trainings in monitoring and evaluation, anti-bias, leadership, communication, PTSP, ethics and empathy. While working with Save the Children UK she provided valuable support and input as a member of the project coordinators team to the publication ”A Guide for Models of Good Practice in Regional Project-Based Work with Roma Children” as an output of the “Inclusive Education and Anti-Discrimination in the Western Balkans – Equal Opportunities for Roma Children Project.” She is married and has a son.


Ognyan Isaev
Country Facilitator for Bulgaria


Ognyan Isaev is Roma from Varbitsa, Bulgaria. In 2009 Ognyan graduated with a degree in Journalism from Shumen University "Bishop Konstantin Preslavsky." During 2013 he completed his master studies in Psychology at University of Veliko Tarnovo "St. St. Cyril and Methodius." He also completed a degree from the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitar Panitsa” at New Bulgarian University of Sofia and in 2013 was selected as a trainee to participate in World Forum for Democracy, organized by Council of Europe. Since 2005 he is a youth worker and organizer. Between 2008 and 2013 he was coordinator of the youth program and PR specialist at Integro Association. He has been active in various forums focused at creating policies for Roma inclusion and conducted monitoring of hate speech in the media. He is frequently invited by NGOs/institutions or informal groups to give lecturers on Roma issues in Bulgaria. 


Music Sinica

Sinisa-Senad Music 
Country Facilitator for Croatia


Siniša-Senad Musić is Roma from Zagreb, Croatia. He is graduate student at the University of Split, who also teaches at the Centre for Professional Studies of Accounting and Finance. He has seven years working experience in Microfinance In 2012, he was started to volunteer for a local Roma association and he later became a member of Committee for Monitoring Implementation of the National Strategy for Roma Inclusion, 2013-2015. He also works for Roma National Council (RNV) and he is the president of Roma Youth Organization (ROM). He experienced good cooperation with many Roma associations from Croatia. 


Driton BerishaDriton Berisha

Country Facilitator for Kosovo


Driton Berisha is a Roma form Kosovo who holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Science and an associate degree in Management, Multimedia and Web Design and International Relations from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, with RIT Kosovo. In his professional life, he has over ten years of experience in leading activities, projects and programs that mainly had for a goal the educational advancement of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo. His experience involves work and partnerships with major RAE communities related organizations, partnering locally and internationally.  He has years of experience in field work with the RAE parents, youth and children, but he also worked with the government institutions locally and centrally.

In relation to the Roma Education Fund, Driton is one of the alumni of the Roma Memorial University Scholarship Program. In addition, during the last four years he has been the Manager of the early childhood project at Kosova Education Center.


Zsolt Kalanyos

Zsolt Kalanyos
Country Facilitator for Hungary


Dr. Zsolt Kalanyos is a Hungarian Roma who started working for the Roma Education Fund in April 2016. He received a law degree in 2016 from the Faculty of Law and Politicial Sciences at the Péter Pázmány Catholic University. He previously worked at the Hungarian Ministry of Education from 2003 to 2005 and then interned at ERRC. Between 2008 and 2010, he was an educational coordinator at the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development. He was also elected as a Hungarian Roma delegate to the European Roma and Travellers Forum. 


Senad MustafovSenad Mustafov
Country Facilitator for Macedonia


Senad Mustafov is a Roma from Macedonia. He graduated from “Iustinianus Primus” Faculty of Law at the Saint Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. From 1999 to 2002 he worked as a volunteer in Roma civil society before becoming an assistant at the Roma program of the Foundation Open Society–Macedonia (FOSM) and served later from 2004 to 2008 as a program coordinator of RomaVersitas/FOSM. He was also a member of the Romani expert group at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). He is certificated trainer for democracy, advocacy and lobbying.


Natasha Kocic-RakocevicNatasha Kocic-Rakocevic
Country Manager for Serbia


Natasha Kocic-Rakocevic is a Serbian Roma. Since 1999, she has been actively involved with Roma Civil Society, working as a program manager for Roma Children’s Centre. She managed numerous programs dealing with education, health, civil participation and gender issues. Natasha took part in Serbian Roma rights movement. As a Roma National Consultant, engaged by UNICEF, she participated in development of Sub-regional Study on Exclusion of Roma in South-East European Countries with particular focus on Roma children and women. She has inclusive training in project and financial management, project development, monitoring, fundraising and strategy planning.


Viktor Teru

Viktor Teru
Country Facilitator for Slovakia


Viktor Teru is a Slovak Roma. He graduated from St. Elizabeth University of Health and Social Work in Michalovce. Viktor has spent more than 10 years as a manager of Roma projects and he worked in Roma settlements as a social worker. He was a member and leader of many NGOs, informal groups and a youth trainer.  

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