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Assistant Minister, Sector for Good Governance, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government
Dražen Maravić was born on June 14, 1975 in Subotica, where he finished both primary and Gymnasium. He graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad. He is a scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Serbia and the winner of the Norwegian Royal Scholarship prize, as one of the “1000 best students from Serbia”. He passed the State exam for the state administration employees in 2003 and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.He specialized in Global and national security at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. He is currently on a final year of PhD studies at the Faculty of Law “Union”, "Union" University in Belgrade.
For his professional engagement he won the UK “Chevening Fellowship”, and finished program “Fighting the International Organized Crime” at the College of Policing in Bramshill. He received recognition “Person of the year 2012” from the OSCE mission in Serbia, for his contribution to the police reform.
Mr. Maravić worked at the District Court in Subotica, at the Executive Council of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, andin the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations. From the April 2005 to May 2006, he worked at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and from February 2010 to May 2015 he was a Head of the Bureau of Strategic Planning in the Ministry of Interior. He led the negotiations in concluding readmission agreements with the EU, the agreement on visa abolishmentfor the citizens of Serbia as well as the strategic agreement with EUROPOL, on behalf of the Serbian Government.
He was on position of Assistant Minister within Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government since 2015, where he was in charge for work of Sector for Good Governance, pursuing Public Administration Reform, and particularly reform of system of public administration, general administrative procedure, inspectorate work, and e-government.
As of 11 January 2017, he is appointed as Director of National Academy for Public Administration, newly established institution in charge for capacity building and human resources management of public administration in Serbia.
He is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of the German language. He’s married and a father of three.