Team

De Facto team members are:

Prof. Dr. Miloš Bešić who is the main methodologist and professor of sociology and methodology specialized in quantitative and qualitative research methods is also an assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade University. He was as well main methodologist for political public opinion surveys, quarterly realized by nongovernmental organization CEDEM.

Miloš Bešić was the Program director for international research European Value Study, (European Value Study) that was implemented in 2008. He also coordinated Democracy index – Montenegro and was head of the team from the Faculty of Political Science that conducted first Exit poll in Montenegro in 2012 during Parliamentary elections. He was part of the team that conducted first postelectoral study (Comparative Study of Electoral Systems) in Montenegro.

He is involved in political consultancy part of work.

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Pavle Gegaj is a consultant who received MA in quantitative methods of research. Pavle Gegaj is currently PhD candidate at Faculty of Economy at University of Montenegro. He previously worked as teaching assistant at the quantitative methods courses at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro.

 

He has extensive experience in working on numerous projects which included sampling, data collection, modeling and analysis. He was part of the team that worked on first Exit poll on Montenegro in 2012.

Currently he is working as CEO and chief investment adviser at Bull & Bear and as broker, dealer and investment adviser PLC, the largest investment firm in Montenegro.

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Dr. Olivera Komar is a consultant at De Facto and an assistant professor at Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. She teaches number of courses including: Comparative Political Systems (I and II), Political Behavior, Political Marketing Political communication and Theories and methods of comparative politics. She was Montenegrin representative in the COST action The True European Voter, assistant to European Value Survey, 2008 wave in Montenegro and assistant in first Exit poll in Montenegro in 2012. She coordinated first CSES post election study in Montenegro in 2012.

She is the author of many published articles on variety of topics related to elections and voters behavior. She is especially interested in gender aspects of political decision making. 

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 Iva Malesevic is a executive director of the Agency, currently on master studies at Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. She holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science, International relations. Before joining DeFacto team, she worked on a student project whose aim was to create a first students' media in Montenegro. She is a cofounder of Radio Krš and NGO SAFRA, student organisation that promotes urban culture and free media.

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Nemanja Stankov is a consultant at De Facto, currently on master studies at Central European University in Budapest. He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science.  Before becoming a full staff member worked with DeFacto on several projects including Evaluation of the Communication strategy for European integration 2010-2014. He is cofounder and executive director of NGO SAMS, a student association that implemented several international projects.

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Slaven Živković is a consultant at De Facto who holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science, International relations. At the moment he is on master studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. As an undergraduate student he published an article in Faculty’s peer-reviewed journal Civis. He worked on several projects for DeFacto. Slaven is cofounder of student NGO SAMS. He is passionate chess player.

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Stevan Kandić is a junior reasearcher at De Facto who holds a bechelor degree in Political Science. At the moment he is enrolled in 4th year at the Faculty on Political Science, University of Montenegro. Stevan worked on several project for the Agency, where is currently an intern.

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Marija Čvorović is a junior reasearcher at De Facto who holds a bechelor degree in Political Science. At the moment she is enrolled in 4th year at the Faculty on Political Science, University of Montenegro. Marija worked on several project for the Agency, where is currently an intern.

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Apart from main team members De Facto invites number of external collaborators to work on project and has permanent network of intervieweers.