Central Europen Centre for Women and Youth in Science
CEC-WYS Expert Committee

The purpose of the Expert Committee is to oversee the project in order to guarantee that all activities under the project meet the highest standards of quality. Nominations to the expert committee were put by project partners, and voted for in PMM 1. The Expert Committee is a consultative body.



  • involvement in a consultation processes on all major deliverables of the project

  • consultation during the working process

  • review of and comment on all major deliverables

Marina Blagojevic


Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer


Maca Joagn




 Marina Blagojevic

Dr. Marina Blagojeviæ is a sociologist and gender specialist. Currently she is a director of Altera MBResearch Center on Gender and Ethnicity, Budapest, and senior researcher in the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade. Most of her professional life Blagojeviæ was university professor (University of Belgrade), and visiting professor in USA, Germany, Hungary. Blagojeviæ has taught gender studies at CEU Gender Department, Budapest (1998-2001), lectured in different countries and published extensively in different languages. Her major interests for twenty years have been connected to research on gender (professional women, parenthood, women’s movement, misogyny) and ethnic relations (especially Kosovo). In 2003 Blagojeviæ has delivered study on the Social Status of Women in the Balkans, for European Parliament, and in 2002 she has become member of Enwise expert group, established by European Commission with the aim to study and report on the situation of women scientists in Enlargement countries. Blagojeviæ has been active on civic scene in Serbia (women’s and peace movements) and she was a founder of Women Study Center, in Belgrade (1992). As an expert Blagojeviæ was engaged by governments of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to work on gender aspects of Poverty Reduction Strategy (2003), and by European Parliament to evaluate Gender Task Force of Stability Pact (2003). Currently Blagojeviæ is preparing several books, collections of her articles, she is editing second volume of “Mapping Misogyny in Serbia: Discourses and Practices” and preparing a book in English: “Balkan Misogynies”. Marina is a single mother of a daughter Filipa (16 years old).





Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer, Ph.D. has studied psychology and sociology at the University of Hamburg and gender studies at the London School of Economics. Between 1993 and 1994 she was researcher at the Special Research Centre ‘Status Passages and Risks in the Life Course’ at the University of Bremen and from 1994 to 1997 she worked as a research fellow at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics. Since 2000 she is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague where she also teaches sociology at the University of New York in Prague. Her research activities have been centred on issues of equality and social justice in the context of the ageing of populations and European integration, on the analysis of changing life course regimes and biographies in multicultural European societies, and on issues of embodiment and epistemology. She is currently developing a research project on racism, xenophobia and interethnic relations in the Czech Republic.



Professor Maca Jogan  has spent her academic career at the Faculty of Social Sciences - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled "functionalism and conflict theory", following which she was employed as teaching assistent in General sociology and History of sociological theory. In 1977 she was appointed for the assistant professor, in 1982 as associate professor and in 1987 as full professor for the history of sociological theory. Her main research has been in the fields of the development of sociological theory, of the history of Slovenian sociology and of the gender studies. Particularly in the last two decades she has devoted her cognitive interest to the various issues of social construction of gender hierarchy (e.g. women and religion/church, labour market and women, women in/and science, sexual harassment at the workplace, etc.). Since the establishment of the Slovenian Sociological Association (1965) she has been an active member of its executive committee. She collaborated with other European sociologists since the beginning of the preparation of the European Sociological Association (1990) firstly as a member of Steering Committee and later on (since 1995 till 1997) as a member of the Executive Committee of the ESA. As a member of the International Programme Committee she participated in the preparation of the First and Second European Sociological Conference (Vienna 1992 and Budapest 1995), of the Second and the Third European Conference of Feminist Research (Graz 1994 and Coimbra 1997). At the two world conferences of the International Society for the Study of Euroepan Ideas, she organized two workshops (the 4.th Conference in Graz 1994 and 5.th Conference at Utrecht 1996).Currently she is a member of the European Sociological Association and of the Georg Simmel Gesellschaft.



Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science is a project funded by the European Commission
under Framework Programme 6 in the Structuring the ERA specific programme.