Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska, MA, MSc
Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Sociology, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences: https://www.plato.uio.no/
Doctoral Researcher at Department of Public and Social Policy, Charles University
MA in International Politics, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques (CERIS), Brussels and Collège d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires, Université Paris Sud
MSc. in Educational Management, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
BA in World and Comparative Literature, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
There is increasing evidence of the backsliding of democracy in the CEE region. One of the key reasons behind is the slow progress in law implementation and the societal resilience against corruption. At the same time, within representative democracies there is an increasing void between societies and its citizens, further fueling the low quality of democratization and legitimation processes. My key research interest is focused on democratization and Europeanisation processes in the CEE region and the role of the national parliaments in the process of embedding democracies, both internally on the nation-state and externally, on the European level. My PhD research project investigates the conditions under which democratic accountability through national parliaments is exercised and the role of the MEPs and political parties as main actors in the process of legitimation. It also investigates how social trust affects the process of democratisation between citizens and societies, under the EU integration process. Hence, my PhD project aims to answer how the process of (indirect) legitimation through the representative democracies affects both national and EU democratic legitimacy.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scholar under the PLATO Innovative Training Network (ITN), financed by Horizon 2020 European Union Funding for Research & innovation https://www.plato.uio.no/
Visiting Doctoral Researcher at ARENA Center for European Studies, Oslo
Emilija Tudzarovska Gjorgjievska is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Researcher under the PLATO Innovative Training Network (ITN) at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. She is also affiliated with the Charles University in Prague, Department of Public and Social Policy. She holds an MA in International Politics (CERIS, Brussels & Collège d'Etudes Interdisciplinaires, Université Paris Sud) and an MSc in Educational Management. She has practical and research experience in democratisation and Europeanisation processes (in the Western Balkans), previously working with a variety of international and national organisations. She has been working on stability and conflict prevention programs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), British Embassy in Skopje, democratization and rule of law programs at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and good governance programs at Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC). She is a member of the Global Initiative Network of Experts and member of IPSA and UACES. She has been publishing in EU affairs and innovative economies. Author of the national "Corruption and Organised Crime Threat Monitoring Report" (MCIC & Center for the Study of Democracy) and the book ‘Higher Education in the 21st Century: the Republic of Macedonia and European perspectives’.