Snežana Samardžić-Marković

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Snežana Samardžić-Marković
Снежана Самарџић-Марковић
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Snežana Samardžić-Marković
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
May 15, 2007 – February 8, 2012
Succeeded by Verica Kalanović
Alisa Marić
Personal details
Born (1966-03-10) 10 March 1966 (age 51)
Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Political party G17 Plus

Snežana Samardžić-Marković (Serbian pronunciation: [sněʒana sǎmardʒitɕ mǎːrkoʋitɕ]) (Serbian Cyrillic: Снежана Самарџић-Марковић, born March 10, 1966, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian politician who has been the Council of Europe's Director General for democracy since February 2012.[1] She was previously Minister of Youth and Sports in the Government of Serbia.


Samardžić-Marković graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology and is working on her MA thesis at the Faculty of Drama Arts. In the period 2005–2007 she was Assistant Minister of Defence and was in charge of strategic planning, international military cooperation and the Verification Centre, as well as Co-President of the Serbia-NATO Defence Reform Group. From 2001 to 2005, she worked in the bilateral department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director for Neighbouring Countries, Deputy Head of Mission and Adviser at the Serbia and Montenegro's Embassy in Oslo and Adviser at the Directorate for Europe.

Between 2015 and 2016, Samardžić-Marković served on the European Union’s High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy, which had been established by European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Tibor Navracsics and was chaired by IOC member and former President of the Hungarian Republic Pál Schmitt.[2]

Married, with two children, she is fluent in English and Norwegian, and has a working knowledge of Russian.


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Government offices
Preceded by
Post created
Minister of Youth and Sports of Serbia
Succeeded by
Verica Kalanović
Alisa Marić