Marija Atanaskova is an experienced project manager with deep understanding of procedures and reporting requirements for EU external assistance projects. She has been working in the security sector since 2010 when she successfully supported a global trends project for the EUISS in Paris after which she became involved in the Cocaine Route Programme at the beginning of 2012 and currently holds a position as Project Manager for the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project (CORMS).
As part of her remit, Marija has been responsible for giving presentations and drafting research and briefing documents as well as providing commentary for different audiences. She has been an essential collaborator on different written outputs including reports, newsletters and briefings.
Native of Macedonia and fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese she has extensive field experience in several Latin American countries. Her prior experience also includes research and analysis on the Balkans and EU enlargement which continue to be her interest of study from both security and human rights perspective.
Marija obtained a Master's degree in International and EU studies with specialization in EU Law from the University of Valencia.