Aleksandra Jerkov Serbia
Aleksandra was born in 1982 in Novi Sad. She is a long-term member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, former president of the Assembly of the City of Novi Sad, the first woman in this position. She graduated from the Department of Serbian Language and Linguistics at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad. She graduated as the first in her generation, in 2005. She holds a master’s degree in European integration and regionalism from the University of Graz. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. She is an assistant professor at the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies in Novi Sad. She was elected MP for the first time in the 2007 elections and was the youngest member of parliament. After that, she renewed hear mandate in the elections 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016. In the period from 2016 to 2020, she was a member and chairwoman of the Committee for Human Rights of Parliamentarians in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the oldest and largest global organization of parliaments in the world. During her mandate in the National Assembly, she was the chairwoman of the Committee on Education, Science and Technological Development, a member of the Committee on European Integration, a member of the Committee on Foreign Policy and a member of the Administrative Committee. She was the deputy president of the parliamentary group “For European Serbia”. She is among the most prominent fighters for a civic-oriented Serbia, known for her conflicts with extreme nationalists, a clear pro-European policy and the fight for democratic and European values. She is the author of the amendment which introduced quotas of 33% for women at all levels of government in Serbia.