Veronika Tomova holds a joint M.S. in Comparative Local Development from University of Trento, Italy; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Regensburg – Germany; and Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, and a B.A. in Political Science concentrating on International Relations and Diplomacy from University American College Skopje. She specializes in political affairs, development models, and societial systems, and her professional experience combines the corporate, government, and civil society sectors. She is the Co-Founder and Economic Development Specialist of the social innovation lab, SmartUp, a coordinator of European projects financed by the Instruments for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), and a Program Manager for the international independent financial report, “The European Times.”

In addition to her professional endeavors, Tomova is a Young Global Changer in the Circular Economy Task Force within the Sustainable Development Policy Field of the G20 Global Solutions Summit, a Golden Laissez Passer finalist, a Shaper of the Global Shaper Skopje Hub of the World Economic Forum, a Goodwill Ambassador for Empowerment of Women and Youth of the International Human Rights Commission, a Young Leader of President Ivanov’s School of Leaders, and a Young Leader of the “Nizami Ganjavi” International Center.