If you’ve ever wondered how firefighting, cross-border cooperation and dancing go together, Ana Nikolov is here to explain it all. She’s all that, and passionately dedicated to peace-building and reconciliation. She was the creator of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) network of Young Leaders for cross-border cooperation, and serves as the AEBR Coordinator for the Balkan region. For many years, she’s been active in supporting youth through several projects across the Balkan region as well as all over Europe, and tirelessly dedicates herself to help make this world a little better.
Nora Repo is a Finnish Doctor of philosophy who specialises in Islam in the Balkans and has a lot of experience in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue initiatives. Her doctoral dissertation covered Albanian women in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which identified some very interesting tendencies in interplay of identities, Islam and religiosity.