We are ASK!

Association for Affirmation of Culture – ASK is an association of citizens that has been affirming various aspects of culture in the daily life of citizens, especially young people, for more than seven years. As an organization primarily engaged in humanitarian activities, over time, through more than 100 different projects, fundraising campaigns and consulting services for more than 30,000 young people, ASK itself has grown.

Today, ASK empowers young people to become active agents of change in their local communities through various areas such as activism, strengthening employability skills and caring for the environment. In addition to the project activities, ASK also launched the ASK Education Center , in order to provide additional knowledge and skills to all interested parties through additional educational elements.

In order to more transparently spend funds for the realization of one of the most recognizable and financially largest projects, the founders of ASK founded another association called ” Lighthouse of Knowledge “, which essentially represents a part of the Association for the Affirmation of Culture, whose members deal with the implementation of the Lighthouse of Knowledge projects.

Our mission

We are sure that the way to create a fairer, healthier and better society for everyone is in solidarity and helping, educating and affirming all aspects of culture in people’s daily lives.

Our focus is on humanitarian work, education and youth activism and ecology, ie environmental protection.

Our team

Andrei Balanch

Andrej Balanč

Executive Director

Short biography

Andrej is the founder and Executive Director of ASK. Committed to details and believes that a kind word opens iron doors. He balances between “ideas” and the planet Earth, he is committed to achieving the long-term goals of the organization and the perfect implementation of projects. He likes to read and travel.

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Filip Isailović

Filip Isailović

Director of Operations

Short biography

Filip is co-founder and director of operations at ASK. He is a lawyer by profession, and in ASK he is responsible for efficient and effective operations and proper management of human resources. He uses his skills and knowledge to change the world little by little, since he is a convinced humanist and activist. In his free time, he is engaged in sports activities.

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Igor Kozomara

Igor Kozomara

CFO

Short biography

Igor is the Financial Director, but also one of the co-founders of ASK. He has been with us since the very beginning, and he applies his many years of work experience in the civil sector to help ASK grow and advance year after year.

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Ana Delic

Ana Delić

Director of the ASK Education Center

Short biography

Ana is a member of the ASK board of directors and the director of the ASK Education Center. With the help of her efforts and work, as well as many years of professional experience, she supervises all the activities of the ASK Education Center and takes care that they are carried out flawlessly.

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Maya Rubin

Maja Rubin

Senior operations manager

Short biography

Maja is the Senior Operations Manager and is in charge of making our projects run flawlessly. She fills the team members with new ideas constantly, except when she is hungry and roaming. She has many years of experience in working on projects and is passionate about marketing. She likes to watch series and aspires to travel the whole world.

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Luka Đuranović

Luka Đuranović

Office manager

Short biography

Luka is the office manager and the real “host” of our ASK. He is in charge of ensuring that all work and events at ASK and the ASK Education Center go smoothly. He is always willing to acquire new knowledge and make new acquaintances.

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Aleksandar Ostojić

Ilija Stojanović

FR manager

Short biography

Ilija Stojanović is a political scientist and has a Master’s degree in development studies. Today, he uses and transfers his skills acquired through fundraising in the non-profit and development sector to others in the startup community, helping founders to recognize grants as an attractive source of funding and mastering the skills necessary to compete in the global fundraising arena. It is with these knowledge and skills that he contributes to the development of ASK.

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Mila Stankovic

Dunja Obradović

PR & Marketing Manager

Short biography

Dunja studied at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. After many years of working in a non-governmental organization, she joined the ASK team in the position of PR and Marketing Manager. She likes jazz, documentaries, animals and in his spare time she is engaged in photography.

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Strahinja Radovanović

Aleksandar Ostojić

Project coordinator

Short biography

Aleksandar studies two faculties in parallel, law and political science. He has gained previous work experience in several non-governmental organizations and in the cabinet of the Prime Minister of Serbia. In his spare time he likes to travel, sleep and enjoy all forms of culture and non-culture.

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Mila Stankovic

Marina Božić

Administrative assistant

Short biography

Marina is an assistant in the administration, she has an internship at the office. She is a student of English in Belgrade and hopes to gain new knowledge and acquaintances at ASK. She loves animals, so she’ll be happy to babysit your dog if you drop by with him, and in her spare time, she makes series and book reading marathons.

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Aleksandar Ostojić

Katarina Srdanović

Project assistant

Short biography

Katarina is a project assistant and a student at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. She started volunteering in the fourth grade of elementary school and was a participant in the Lighthouse of Knowledge. In her free time, she rides a motorcycle or plays the guitar.

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Strahinja Radovanović

Milica Alimpić

Project assistant

Short biography

Milica is a project assistant, also a former participant and alumni mentor of the Lighthouse of Knowledge. She studies journalism and communication at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. She says that she is a great optimist and that she likes to gain new experiences.

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Partners

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