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Marko Hajdinjak

Marko Hajdinjak

Senior Analyst


MA in Nationalism Studies,
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

BA in Southeast European Studies, Political Science and International Relations,
American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

English, Български, Slovenščina, Srpski, Hrvatski


Marko Hajdinjak is a senior analyst at ARC Fund. He has been participating in and managing international research projects supported under FP5, FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, Interreg Danube and Interreg-Europe programmes since 2002. 

His work responsibilities include research and analyses; preparation of project proposals and implementation of projects; dissemination activities; writing and editing of project outputs (analytical reports, policy briefs, policy recommendations). 

His expertise is in the fields of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), energy efficiency in the residential sector, energy citizenship, and green transition. In the past, he worked on a wide range of topics, from organized crime and smuggling, minority rights, migrations, nationalism, gender issues, exclusion and inclusion of disadvantaged communities, and safe and responsible use of digital technologies among children and young people.

Before joining the ARC Fund team, Mr. Hajdinjak worked as a programme director at the International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, and as an expert at the Centre for the Study of Democracy. He also worked as an external expert for the Aston University on the project CITISPYCE – combating inequalities through innovative social practices of, and for, young people in cities across Europe (2012-2014).

Research Focus

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), energy efficiency, energy citizenship, green transition.

Topics of Interest

  • Responsibility in research and innovation
  • Socio-economic impacts of science and research
  • Social and cultural aspects of energy use in residential sector
  • Resource efficiency and green innovations
  • Social innovations
  • Energy citizenship.