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Curriculum vitae

Senior Teaching and Research Assistant

Helga Špadina, PhD

Phone number: 
+385 31 224 500
Phone number (fax): 
+385 31 224 540

Short profile

Level of education: 
  • 2013 PhD in European Studies, Thesis “Labour Migrations of Third Country Nationals to the EU – Legal Framework, Issues and Perspectives” – Doctoral School of University of Osijek, Croatia.
  • 2005 Masters Degree in European Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 1999 Bachelor Degree in Croatian Law, Faculty of Law, University of Split, Croatia.   
Career positions: 
  • 2012 - Current – Senior Research  Assistant
Area of interest: 

Public International Law, migration law, labor law

Protection of Minority Rights in International and National Law

Other activities

  • 2013 – Erasmus academic coordinator
  • 1999 – 2011:
  • Operation Support Officer (with Legal Protection Unit), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Lebanon; 
  • Consultant on Anti-Human Trafficking – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International organization for Migration (IOM), Republic of Serbia;
  • Training Coordinator for Localization Process (legal protection capacity building of local authorities), United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Kosovo;  
  • Contracts Officer, Delegation of European Commission in Croatia;
  • Legal Assistant, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Croatia. 
Other Bibliographical Listings: 


Repatriation Officer, United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Kosovo

Lawyers for Europe

Hrvatska udruga za pravnu zaštitu obitelji


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