Aleksandar Jovanoski is co-founder and a Programme Coordinator for Democracy and Rule of Law at the European Policy Institute (EPI) in Skopje. He holds an MA in European integration and Development from Vrije Universiteit (Brussels, Belgium), where he specialized in European political integration specifically in areas related to justice, freedom and security. He recently completed his Master’s of Research in Public Policy at the Queen Mary University of London, specialising in policy network analysis and strategic foresight. Between 2006 and 2011 he worked for the Secretariat for European affairs of the government, specifically on issues related to political criteria. Aleksandar’s research interests included the EU accession process related to democracy and rule of law, the role of the parliament in the use of EU funds in the country and the monitoring and evaluation of the policies under Chapter 23 of the acquis on European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiation (this chapter deals with issues of the judiciary and fundamental rights). Aleksandar was project coordinator of Network 23, project funded by the EU which aim at creating a network of civil society organization for structured coordination and cooperation in monitoring and evaluation of the policies under Chapter 23 – Judiciary and fundamental rights. Aleksandar is EPI’s member in the Reflection group under the Berlin process, thus closely following the accession process of the Western Balkans countries.