Name

Mr Samet Skenderi

Country of residence

Macedonia

Ethnicity

Roma

Occupation

NGO / activist

BIO

Samet Skenderi
Born on 07.01.1964 in Gostivar, I graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. Member of the Board of HDZR Mesecina Gostivar, Helsinki Committee and member of the Executive Board of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation. Executive Director of the Association Initiative for Social Change – InSoC-Skopje from 2009 to 2018. At the moment Program Coordinator in the Association for Initiative for Social Change – InSoC-Skopje. A special field of interest is human rights, the rights of
smaller communities and issues related to the social integration of Roma.
Expert on Strategy planning, capacity building in the civil sector, and project generation funds. In the past period I participated as a member of many working and expert groups in relation whit: Analysis of interethnic relations in the Republic of North Macedonia, Preparation of an alternative report of the Framework Convention for the Protection of Minority Rights for the Republic of North Macedonia, Preparation of the
Decade Action Plans for the Inclusion of Roma and Strategy of Roma in Republic of North Macedonia, Micro study on
improving the employability of Roma in the Republic of North Macedonia, Preparation of the monitoring report on the implementation of the Decade Action Plans and the strategy of the Roma in the Republic of North Macedonia.