Team Chair

Ivana Bodrožić, Associate Professor of Criminal and International Criminal Law at the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies of Belgrade (Serbia)

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal and International Criminal Law at the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, in Belgrade, with twenty years of experience. Special field of interest: terrorism, radicalization, international crimes, political offences.

Author of numerous scientific articles and a book “Terrorism as a Category of National and International Criminal Law”.

She has participated in scientific and research projects supported by the Ministry of Education and Science, Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and relevant domestic and international institutions and funds.

Member of editorial boards of two domestic and international journals. Member of the Council of the University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies.

Andrea Cascone, Adriatic and Western Balkans Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy)

Born in Naples in 1973, Andrea Cascone graduated cum laude in Political Science at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1996 and specialized in international relations at the Istituto per gli Studi Internazionali (ISPI) in 1997.

He joined the Italian diplomatic career in 1997, first at the Telecommunications and IT Department and from 2000 at the Policy Planning Unit. From 2001 to 2005, he served at the Italian Embassy in Damascus, Syria. In Sept. 2005 he was appointed Consul of Italy in Chambery, France.

From 2007 to 2010 he was Deputy Head of Western Balkans Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. In Sept. 2010 he was appointed Political Counsellor at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey where he also served as Deputy Head of Mission until Aug. 2014. From Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2018, he was the head of the bureau for economy, trade and science at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC.

In Sept. 2018, he was appointed head of the Near East and Arab League Department at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is Director for Adriatic and Western Balkans since December 9, 2019.

Angela Di Stasi, Full Professor of EU Law and International Law, Director of the Observatory on the ‘European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno

Angela Di Stasi is Full Professor of EU Law and International Law at the Department of Legal Sciences (School of Law), University of Salerno.

Since 2012, she has been Founder and Director of the Observatory on the “European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice” while she is also Founder and Editor since 2017 of the ANVUR A-rated Class journal “Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies”. She is Delegate of the Rector for Equal Opportunities and also Secretary General of the Società Italiana di Diritto Internazionale e dell’Unione europea (SIDI). Di Stasi is Member of the Scientific and Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals (such as “Studi sull’integrazione europea”; “Rivista della cooperazione giuridica internazionale”; “Ordine internazionale e diritti umani/International Legal Order and Human Rights”; “Papers di Diritto europeo”; “Iura & Legal Systems”) and a Member of the Referees Committee of Scientific Journals (e.g. “Il Foro italiano”).

Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska, Associate Professor in EU Law and EU Foreign Policy and Head of Department of International Relations and EU Law at the Faculty of Law, University Goce Delčev, Štip (NMK)

Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska has finished BA and MA studies in Italy (Orientale – Napoli and Alma Mater – Bologna), and she has attained her PhD in Studies for European integrations at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje.

She is a coordinator for the University Goce Delčev – Štip in two Jean Monnet projects in matter of asylum and migration and EU Foreign policy (MAPS and BORDEURS), and she is also the coordinator of the activities for the Goce Delčev University in the Module Jean Monnet EU – Western Balkans: Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs.

Her current research is focused on European asylum and migration policies vis-à-vis national approaches of Western Balkan states, with specific attention to cooperation in migration, prevention, and combat of illegal migration, outsourcing and externalization of European security towards third countries.

Leonardo Pasquali, Full Professor, Associate Professor of International Law, Holder of Jean Monnet Chair ‘ProSoEULaw Abroad’, University of Pisa (Italy)

Leonardo Pasquali is Full Professor of International Law at the University of Pisa (Italy), Department of Law. He is a member of the Scientific Board, PhD Program in International Law and EU Law. The quality and excellence of his work in the specific field of European Union studies has been acquired throughout his academic and professional career. Prof. Leonardo Pasquali has always shown interest in legal research related to EU Law, Public Law, Foreign Policy and International Relations. Besides teaching EU Law, he has taught many different courses at the University of Pisa, such as Judicial cooperation, Public International Law and International Organizations’ Law. Many of his publications are devoted to European Union Studies. Professor Pasquali has been the Module Leader of the Jean Monnet Module “Solidarity in EU Law” (SoEULaw), Department of Law, University of Pisa for the 2019-2022 period, and currently the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair “Reinforcing EU responsible global leadership: promoting human rights and democracy through solidarity for a rules-based multilateral world” (ProSoEULaw Abroad), for the 2022-2025 period.

Lorenzo Salazar, Deputy Public Prosecutor at the District Court of Appeal of Naples (Italy)

Graduated in Law “magna cum laude“, Lorenzo joined the Italian Judiciary in 1982. Judge in the Court of Busto Arsizio, Réferendaire in the Cabinet of the Advocate General in the European Court of Justice, Justice Counsellor in the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, Member of the Cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, Director for International Criminal Affairs in the Italian Ministry of Justice, he is at present Deputy Prosecutor General to the Court of Appeal of Naples. He is the Vice-Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) and has chaired the European Committee on Criminal Problem (CDPC) and the Multidisciplinary Group on Corruption (GMC) of the Council of Europe. He was coordinator for Criminal matters of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council in 2014 and chaired the COPEN working group which negotiated the proposal for a Council regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Nikola Šaranović, Lecturer at the University of Donja Gorica (Montenegro)

Nikola B. Šaranović is a lecturer of the International Public Law, the Basics of the European Union Law, the Diplomatic and Consular Law, as well as the International Humanitarian Law at the Faculty of Law Sciences and the Humanistic Studies of the University of Donja Gorica (Podgorica, Montenegro).

He is PhD. in Law and holder of the two Masters diplomas, one in Law and another in Society, Law and Religion.

He currently work as a legal advisor at the EUROL3 (European Union Support to the Rule of Law in Montenegro) Project.

His working experience includes 12 years at the different positions within the system of the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, from the Head of Cabinet of Minister, through the representative at the Mission of Montenegro to the EU in Brussels, to Director General of the Directorate for International Cooperation.

He is also the author of three poetry books.