Marko Savković 

Marko Savković

Marko Savković, Executive Director, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Marko Savkovic works as Executive Director at the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), in charge of the program of the Belgrade Security Forum. From 2013 to 2015 he was directing the Regional Academy for Democracy.

Previously, Marko worked for seven years as a researcher in the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), specializing in the fields of defense reform, civil-military relations and Euro-Atlantic integration. While working in BCSP, he co-authored the first “Dictionary of European Security” published in BHS languages, followed by a pioneering study in Serbia’s and Western Balkans’ civilian capacities for peace operations.

Marko holds a PhD from the Belgrade Faculty of Political Science, with thesis written on privatization of peace-building efforts worldwide. From 2011 to 2014, he was a guest lecturer at the Centre for Security Cooperation – RACVIAC.

His work and thoughts have been published extensively in academic journals (Journal of Regional SecurityAnalyticalVojno delo) as well as various magazines and portals (European Voice, He regularly writes for Novi magazin weekly and European Western Balkans portal.

Marko is a member of the program council of National Academy for Public Administration (NAPA); Forum for International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia; working groups dedicated to chapter 31 and 35 of Serbia’s European integration process, within the National Convention on the EU. He is an alumnus of the Belgrade Open School and Die Zeit foundation’s Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.