Ms. Jasminka Young is a co-founder and program director of the RES Foundation, a leading Serbian non-profit organization that works in the area of climate, energy and environmental policies with a focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and air quality. In addition, RES foundation’s flagship initiative – the Network of good energy – is a leading networking platform for local energy transition in Serbia.
Jasminka’s area of expertise includes governance of climate and energy transitions, environmental policy in the context of the EU integration, sustainable development, policy entrepreneurship and policy analysis. She is a seasoned researcher and policy analyst in climate, energy and environment fields. She authored a book Application of EU environmental standards in the Serbian economy in 2012, and a number of papers, studies and articles in her area of expertise.
She has a significant professional experience in public policy field including international multilateral organizations. She worked with the United Nations Development Program, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Government of Serbia on European integration and regional cooperation issues. In addition, she was appointed to work in many international working groups including UN Global Forum on Migration and Development and Council of Europe Committee on Migration in Strasbourg. Currently, she is in her last year of PhD program at the Public Governance Institute of KU Leuven, Belgium. She holds two MSc degrees: MSc in European Politics and Policies from KU Leuven and MSc in Management and Business from the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration in Belgrade. Jasminka completed postgraduate specialization in diplomacy and international affairs and holds University degree in Science – Geography.