Experts & Staff

Alida Vračić

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Demography and population dynamics, migration in southeast Europe and the Western Balkans, Euro-Atlantic integration and Balkan politics, peacebuilding, and gender policies


Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian, and intermediate German


Alida Vracic is a former visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Her research focuses on southeast Europe and the Western Balkans.

Vracic is a public policy expert and lawyer. She is also the co-founder and executive director of the Bosnian-based think-tank Populari. Vracic is affiliated with many academic institutes, most recently with The Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, as a Europe’s Futures Fellow, Agulhas Applied Knowledge fellow in London, and German Marshall Memorial Fellow. She has worked for the State Court prosecutor’s team and at the Human Rights Commission within the Constitutional Court of Bosnia. She has also led several Balkan-wide projects at the Human Rights Centre at Sarajevo University and at the Spanish Institutional Programme for Regional Institutional Cooperation.  

Vracic holds an MSc in international public policy from the University College London and a BA in Law at the University of Sarajevo and the executive education program of Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government.