Denis Bećirović

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Denis Bećirović
Speaker/Deputy of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011. –
Delegate at House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
2006.–2010.
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010.
Personal details
Born (1975-11-28) 28 November 1975 (age 38)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Nationality Bosniak
Political party SDP BiH

Denis Bećirović (Tuzla, 28 November 1975) is a professor, Ph. D. and politician from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Education[edit]

Bećirović graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in University of Tuzla in 1998. Bećirović enrolled in post-graduate studies at the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy in 2000 and passed all exams within the next two years, with average grade of 9,5. Bećirović completed his master's thesis in 2004 and doctoral dissertation in 2010 at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo.

Professional and scientific engagement[edit]

Bećirović is engaged at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, as assistant professor for specific scientific field “Modern Age” (2010). Bećirović is a professor of “History of South East Europe countries – Modern Age I and “History of South East Europe countries – Modern Age II and he is a member of the Board for History Science of Bosnia and Herzegovina Academy of Science and Art (2011). Bećirović is the author of two books published in 2005 and 2012 and 26 original scientific works and expert papers. Areas of Dr. Bećirović's research interest are „The 20th century society in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Southeast Europe“and „The history of relations between the state and religious communities in the second half of the 20th century“.

Dr. Bećirović has published several scientific articles in different Proceedings of Scientific Sessions in the country and abroad. He is an active participant in numerous national and international conferences in the historiography and other social sciences. Bećirović has cooperated with various scientific journals: “Prilozi” (Journal of the Institute for History in Sarajevo), “Tokovi istorije” (Journal of the Institute for Recent History of Serbia in Belgrade), “Historijska traganja” (Journal of the Institute for History in Sarajevo), “Saznanja” (Journal of History in Tuzla, “Glasnik arhiva i Društva arhivskih radnika” (Journal of Archive Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo), “Bošnjačka pismohrana” (Journal for History and Culture in Zagreb), “Arhivska praksa” (Journal of Tuzla Canton Archive in Tuzla) and ”Stav” (Journal for social issues, culture and art in Tuzla). Bećirović passed the professional exam for work in educational programmes in 2001. Bećirović worked as a teacher of history in the Secondary School of Economics in Tuzla (1998 -2002), and as a teacher of history in Primary School “Simin Han” in Tuzla (1996 - 1998). At the invitation of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Bećirović participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program of the United States Department of State, "The Role of the Legislative Branch“(October – November 2007).

Political engagement[edit]

Denis Bećirović has been the Vice President of SDP BiH since 2009, member of the Presidency of SDP BiH since 2000 and the member of the Main Board of SDP BiH since 1997. He is a member of SDP BiH since 1991. In 2010, Bećirović was elected as a representative in the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH with 45.747 votes.[1] That is the highest number of votes in the Federation of BiH received by a candidate for legislative authorities since the introduction of open lists. Bećirović has been the Speaker/Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2011 and a member of the Constitutional – Legal Committee of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, Bećirović is a member of the Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Parliamentary Union for Mediterranean and he is a member of the Friendship group of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina for North and South America, Australia, Oceania and Japan.

Bećirović was the Chair of SDP BiH Caucus members in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010 – 2011) and the representative of SDP BiH in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006 – 2010) when he was in the position of the Deputy Chair SDP BiH Caucus members. During that same mandate, Bećirović was a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member of Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) from 2007 to 2010 and member of Friendship group of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina for West Europe (2008 – 2010). He was a member of the Committee for investigating the utilization of donations of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009 - 2010) and a member of Joint Committee on Human Rights, Rights of Children, Youth, Immigration, Refugees, Asylum and Ethics of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006 – 2008).

Bećirović was a representative in the Assembly of Tuzla Canton for two terms (2000 - 2002 and 2002 - 2006) and the Chair of the Committee for human rights and civil liberties of Tuzla Canton Assembly (2002 – 2006). He was a delegate in the House of Peoples in the Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000 - 2002) and, in the same period, the Chair of the Committee for Socio-Economic Relations of the Assembly of Tuzla Canton. Bećirović was a representative in the House of Representatives of Federation of BiH Parliament and a member of the Committee for Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the House of Representatives of Federation of BiH Parliament in the period from 1998 to 2000.

Bećirović was the President of Cantonal Organization of SDP BiH Tuzla from 2003 to 2009. He was the holder of SDP BiH electoral list in the electoral unit no. 5 for the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH in 2006 and 2010, holder of SDP BiH list for the Assembly of Tuzla Canton in 2002 and the holder of SDP BiH list for the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of BiH in 1998. Bećirović was a member of the Presidency of Cantonal SDP BiH Board in Tuzla from 1994 to 1998 and a member of the Presidency of Municipal SDP BiH Board in Tuzla from 1993 to 1994. He was the President of the Youth Forum of SDP BiH from 1998 to 2000 and Vice-President of the Youth Forum of SDP BiH from 1996 to 1998. Bećirović was the President of the CB of the Youth Forum of SDP BiH Tuzla from 1994 to 1998 and the President of the MB Youth Forum of SDP BiH Tuzla from 1993 to 1994.

Awards[edit]

- International Non-governmental organization GARIWO (Gardens Righteous Worldwide) awarded him a prize “Duško Kondor” in 2008 for Affirmation of Civil Rights and Courage, for the fight for affirmation of civil rights;
- Tuzla newspaper awarded him for active parliamentary actions with a prize “The best representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina for year 2008”;
- The Association of Anti-fascists and National Liberation War veterans of Tuzla Municipality awarded him with „Charter for the exceptional engagement and contribution in protecting and preserving the achievements of anti-fascist struggle and fight for sovereign, independent and indivisible Bosnia and Herzegovina“, in 2009;
- The Association of Anti-fascists and National Liberation War veterans of Tuzla Canton awarded him with „ The award for outstanding commitment and contribution to the promotion of anti-fascist values in the Tuzla Canton“in 2009;
- The Association of Anti-fascists and National Liberation War veterans in Sarajevo Canton awarded him with „ The award for co-operation and contribution for strengthening and development of anti-fascist values“in 2010;
- In 2010, The European Movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina awarded him with plaque „ The Best representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina within the mandate 2006 - 2010“. - Prizeman of the Gold Medal of the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic (2013).

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