Milan Antonijević has been the Executive Director of the Open Society Foundation Serbia since December 1, 2018. He has devoted his entire career to human rights protection, rule of law and European Union integration.
Prior to joining the OSF, since 2010, he was the Director of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM), where he strongly promoted and advocated for the rule of law and upholding human rights in Serbia and the region of the Western Balkans. With 20 years’ experience in the non-governmental sector and strong public presence in the Serbian media, Milan has worked extensively with civil society, political and social partners in Serbia on various projects including for the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, USAID, World Bank, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) among others.
Milan is a member of the Council for Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of the United Nations Mechanism for Human Rights. He has coordinated the National Convention on the European Union for the Negotiation Chapter 23 (on Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) since 2014.
Milan holds a law degree from the Belgrade Law School and was a Chevening scholar in the Department for Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK in 2009/2010.