Dimitar Nikolovski is the Executive Director of the Center for European Strategies-. Before joining , he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies in , Hungary. He is enrolled in a PhD program at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland with a research focus on populism and civic society in South-Eastern Europe. He holds a BA in political science from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Law, Iustinianus Primus and an MA in political science from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna. He acquired a vast research experience by working as a researcher in several think-tank organizations in North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. His research interests are in the field of civic activism in Central and Eastern Europe and its relations with some of the latest, contemporary topics such as euro integrations, regression, democratic challenges, migration as well as the right-oriented populism and extremism in Europe.