Mirjana Mikic Zeitoun

Mirjana Mikic Zeitoun fights for justice since young age.

She graduated in Sociology and Ethnology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where she’s been living for a long time.

She constantly works hard on establishing a cultural hub for the improvement of inter-ethnic relations through the process of dealing with the past, but also through direct advocacy for achieving high standards of respect of human and minority rights. She also works on establishing intercultural dialogue through arts and culture.

She believes it is extremely important to work on the “architecture” of inter-ethnic and social relations in general in the post-Yugoslav context. The many years of working outside the office with real people and their everyday issues, proved that cultural events with political background and the ability to discuss problems through a deliberative method, where all social actors have the opportunity to speak regardless of their level of education or any sort of background, is the best way to do so.

In her free time, which is as important for her as her work time, she grows tomatoes and lavender in her window garden, she listens to the music from the 60s and reads poetry and old books, most often Russian classics.