Eli Pijaca Plavšić
Eli Pijaca Plavšić graduated sociology in 2004 at the University in Zagreb, Croatia. For the last 20 years her major interest is in the field of education policy analyses and development, educational reform, educational management, inclusive policy and promoting equity at all levels of education – from ECEC to higher education. Also her major part of the interest is development of curriculum for teacher training programmes in various topics (strategic planning and governance of educational institutions, methodology of teaching, civic education, inclusive education, mental health and wellbeing) but also development of teaching materials (handbooks, textbooks, learning plans).
From 2010 to 2021 she worked as an Executive Director of Forum for Freedom in Education, currently at the position Head of the program and education policy analyst. As a practitioner she has a fruitful experience in the school based work (as a teacher trainer) by directly working with more than 350 educational institutions in Croatia and more than 3000 teachers and 150 school directors. She has extensive experience as independent educational expert and education policy analyst including assessment and evaluation of education policies in the country.
Since 2016 she works as independent consultant and national expert for the European commission. She also worked on number of national and local strategic educational projects in Croatia. Since 2018 she is a member of the NESET Network, an advisory network of experts working on the social dimension of education and training.