Maja Kovačević is an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (International Studies Department). Her courses are on European Integration – Developments and Problems, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, the European Union as a Global Actor and EU Enlargement Policy. Previously she was a researcher at the Institute of Economic Sciences, head of the European Integration Office of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and a researcher on several Serbian and international projects. Her educational background is in International Relation and European Integration: she holds a BA in International Relations (University of Belgrade, Serbia), an MA in European Law and European Integration (University of Nancy, France) and a PhD in European Studies (University of Belgrade, Serbia). Her research field: governance of the EU, EU enlargement, the EU and the Western Balkans and, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. Selected list of articles: “EU Financial Assistance for Western Balkans – CARDS, IPA: lessons for Serbia”, “European Integration between Enlargement and Deepening”, “In the Bermuda Triangle? The European Union’s Enlargement policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Unfinished States in the Western Balkans”, “the European Union’s Financial Assistance and Serbian Absorption Capacities, Challenges”, “European Neighbourhood Policy: Failed Expectations?”.