Snežana Samardžić-Marković

Director General Democracy Head of Delegation of Council of Europe

Ms Snežana Samardžić-Marković is since 2012 Director General for Democracy at the Council of Europe, in charge of the Organisation’s action promoting democratic governance and sustainable democratic societies. Her responsibilities include the policy areas of social cohesion, societal defences against discrimination, cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, democratic citizenship and participation of all, including that of children, minorities and young people, democratic responses to crisis situations. Previously, Snežana has held numerous positions in the Serbian Government including Deputy Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Neighbouring Countries; member of the Foundation Board of WADA, Minister of Youth and Sports (2007-2012) and President of the Fund for Young Talents. Assistant Minister of Defence (2005-2007) and Co-President of the Serbia-NATO Defence Reform Group.