Academy for Political Management (APM) serves the integration and development of the IPM’s educational and research activities on a common platform. APM is carrying out courses on (political) communication, execution of (political) campaigns, active citizenship, rhetoric and management of digital social networks.
Tjaša Božič holds a master’s degree in international relations, dealing with the question of the responsibility in the international human rights regime and the (in)effectiveness of the human rights protection in cases of mass atrocities. Her field of interest also includes the European Union, foreign policy, intercultural dialogue and active citizenship. She has rich experiences with organizing and leading projects, educational activities, symposia and summer schools, and she is a frequent participant in numerous international and scientific conferences.
President of the Board
In his doctoral dissertation he dealt with idiosyncracy of election campaigns in Slovenian post-communist era. He has experiences with international research projects and networks in which he previously worked as a part of leadership teams and as a researcher. His field of interest includes political parties, political management, political communication, participation, voting behavior and public policies.
Klemen Balanč is a political scientist with years of experience working in the government bodies and in leading positions in the NGO sector. He is professionally engaged in researching systems of political communication, business consulting and teaching. Concerning contemporary political agendas he is interested in populism, technology, environmentalism and the relationship between the ancient and modern political thinkers.
Academy’s vision is to become a successful and quality-based educational institution in the local and international environment. APM is thus connecting with related organizations from the United States of America, EU countries, Russia, China and countries from the Western Balkan.
With its courses and projects Academy offers students, youth, political parties and candidates, politicians, members of civil society and other active citizens opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills form the field of political management, as well as new experiences and contacts, which can help them excel on their path of professional development and business or political ventures.