Snezana Samardžić-Marković

Board member

Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe
In February 2012, Snežana Samardžic-Markovic resigned as Minister of Youth and Sports in Government of Serbia after her appointment as Council of Europe's Director General for Democracy. In the period 2005-2007 she was the Assistant (Deputy) Minister for Defence Policy (Ministry of Defence), responsible for strategic planning, international military cooperation and MoD Verification Centre; Co-President of Group Serbia - NATO Defence Reform.
From 2001 to 2005, she worked in the bilateral department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director for Neighbouring Countries; Deputy Head of Mission and Adviser at the Serbian Embassy in Oslo; and Adviser at the Directorate for Europe (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).