Maja Vitas Majstorović
Born and raised in the 1980s in Belgrade, Maja loved to solve math problems, climb trees and play soccer. Rise of nationalism in the Balkans in the 1990s took her by complete surprise and shifted her interests from math and chemistry to social sciences, as she aspired to understand the sudden shift in society. While still in high school, she became a part of the youth movement that campaigned to end the violent regime of Slobodan Milosevic and his wife. She experienced firsthand the 78 days of airstrikes in 1999, which were the most difficult days of her life -experiencing insecurity from the bombs as well as being an opponent of the regime during the time of war.
In pursuit of her understanding of human behaviour social structures, she obtained a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Belgrade. She started to work for Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia in 2003, one of the founding members of GPPAC, where she focused on communications, peace education and women, peace and security.
Why Maja works at GPPAC…
Looking forward to a day when we work ourselves out of our jobs.
Maja’s favourite place in the world...
Tsambika Beach in Rhodos Island in Greece is the place where I felt most relaxed on Earth, enjoying the clean blue sea and genuine Greek hospitality.