Vukosava Crnjanski is a founder and director of the Serbia’s NGO CRTA whose work is aimed towards the establishment of innovative and practical mechanisms and tools for citizen engagement in advocacy for an open, accountable and democratic government.
Vukosava has extensive knowledge, understanding and expertise in fostering democratization gained through engagement in years-long advocacy initiatives, in areas of oversight and raising demand for institutional accountability and openness, election observation, fact-checking and fight against disinformation.
Vukosava has also been working as the trainer for around two decades, providing the capacity building in areas of advocacy, strategic planning, fight against disinformation etc. to numerous local and international activists in NGOs and political parties, as well as to representatives of media, public institutions, governments.
Vukosava received the international recognition for innovation, commitment and contribution to democracy through the National Democratic Institute’s W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award in 2013. Under her leadership, CRTA was awarded with the OSCE 2018 Democracy Defender Award for contribution to the promotion of democracy and the defense of human rights, as well as the 2018 award of the FOI Commissioner for its strong contribution in the area of free access to information in Serbia.