Saša Djordjević enrolled PhD studies at the Faculty of criminal justice and security in Slovenia in 2019. He is now part of the Global initiative against transnational organized crime working as a field coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro. Previously, Saša worked for 12 years as a researcher at the Belgrade centre for security policy. He has strong a strong academic background in political science – graduated international affairs and later European studies at the Faculty of political sciences in Belgrade.
Saša is researching organized crime, anti-corruption, hooliganism, police reform, and community policing. His efforts resulted in producing more than 130 different policy forms – comments, policy papers, briefs and opinions, assessment and shadow reports, case law analysis, academic pieces, and legislative and strategic changes – in the 2016 Serbian Police Act or the plan for the accession of Serbia to the European Union.
He has experience in civil society networking, partnership and preparing training. Saša coordinated the regional civil society POINTPULSE network from the Western Balkans and was part of the team responsible for the training of 60 police officers in Serbia on action planning for community policing. He established cooperation with Anti-corruption agency and Ombudsman in Serbia several times during alternative reporting on anti-corruption strategy and working on a study on secondary employment within police and integrity testing.