Holding a degree in Biology from the University of Belgrade, and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, Milka spent 15 multicultural years truly enjoying the magic of science. Milka explains that she was ‘busy studying starvation and obesity, and for six years was teaching subjects like medical biochemistry, DNA technology, metabolism, genomics of disease, and it was during this time that communicating knowledge became a passion.’ It is this passion that brought Milka to Brussels and to EUFIC, the European Food Information Council, where she now oversees the departments of Nutrition & Health and Food Safety, as Head of Food and Health Science. EUFIC aim to provide clear, practical information on food and health, based on sound science, to general public and to health professionals; to make a difference! Milka takes over the role of Director ENLP Advanced from Claire Mac Evilly who handed over the reigns after the first 5 years of successfully building the Advanced programme. Milka explains that ‘being all about making a difference, the ENLP felt just too tempting to miss it. In 2014, I participated in the ENLP Advanced Seminar, which has built on my leadership skills, inspired me, and enabled me to grow. It was a career milestone, and that is exactly what I now, as a Director of the Advanced Programme, would like the future participants to take home. I would like to see the course to grow widely recognized as a nursery garden for the difference-makers.’

Applications are now open for the 2017 ENLP programmes see www.enlp.eu.com for full details (closing date 15 October 2016)