Dragana Avramov, PhD in sociology, has studied and worked both in Western and Eastern Europe where she was Director of the Demographic Research Centre at the University of Belgrade. Her publications include fourteen books and over 70 scientific articles in several languages. Past transnational research addressed ageing, inter-generational solidarity, social inequalities, work, gender and family dynamics and migration, impact of public policies, and foresight studies. She has served as consultant to the United Nations, the Council of Europe and was a member of the European Commission Expert Group “The World and Europe up to 2030/2050: EU policies and research priorities”.
Besides, she has been evaluator, project reviewer, rapporteur, lead expert, chair of panels, and independent observer for the European Commission DGs RTD, EAC, INFSO and CNECT, and EC Executive Agencies TENT-EA, REA and EACEA. She was independent observer, chair, evaluator and reviewer for the Cooperation – Collaborative research Programme and for the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions ITN, IAPP, IOF, IIF, IEF, IRG, ERG, CIG, COFUND and IRSES). She was Lead Expert for for the assessment of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes (EMJD) and the Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMC), EACEA. D. Avramov was one of the key experts who analysed the 57 Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMC) selected by the Erasmus Mundus Programme in 2004, 2005 and 2006 which covers a six to seven years period funded by the EM programme, and is author of the synthesis report Joint International Master Programmes, Lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, European Commission.