Elena Ignovska


Elena Ignovska

Elena Ignovska, PhD
University "Ss.Cyril and Methodius", Faculty of Law, Skopje, Macedonia 


 Elena Ignovska is a Docent (Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje at the department of Civil Law. She conducts several courses: Family law and Inheritance Law(at bachelor level), and Contemporary Systems of Inheritance, European Family Law, Sociology of Family, The New Reproductive Technologies and the Law (at master level).


Ghent University, doctoral research at the department of Civil law under supervision of ProfessorGerdVerschelden and as a scholar of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2011-2014. The PhD thesis is entitled: Affiliation of Children Conceived by Sperm Donation to Single Women: the (Im)possibility to Establish Fatherhood from an International Perspective with a Focus on the Republic of Macedonia. The public defence took place at Ghent University, Belgium on 01.09.2014.
Faculty of Law – Iustinianus Primus, Skopje, magister in Civil Law (GPA 9,6 out of 10), 2006-2010. The thesis is entitled The New Reproductive Technologies and the Parental Obligations, supervised by Professor Dejan Mickovik and defended publicly on 1.4.2010.
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium; Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and University of Padua (Italy), joint master degree in Bioethics as a scholar of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, 2008-2009. The master thesis is entitled The Value of Life of the Embryo. Observed from Two Different Lenses: From its Own Potential to Develop and from the Context in which is Embedded, supervised by prof. Kris Dierickx and publicly defended on 29.06.2009 at the University of Padua, Italy.
Faculty of Law, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, F.Y.R. Macedonia, graduated jurist (GPA 9,4 out of 10, awarded as one of the three best students of the generation), 2000-2004.
Medical School (high school), Dr. Panche Karagjozov, Skopje, dental technician.1996-2000.


Leadership in Practice (LEAP) – interethnic youth project with an objective to develop leadership capacities among young leaders, Institute for Strategic Research in Republic of Macedonia with collaboration of the American Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Course Development Competition, Curriculum Resource Centre, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2010.


Conferences and visiting lecturer:

„Children's Rights: The Right to Access to Information about One's Genetic Origin", World Bioethics Day Conference: Human Dignity and Human Rights, South-East European University, Skopje, 19th of October, 2016.
„Reproductive Responsibility: the Evolution of Humanity", 30 Years of European Bioethics, EACME Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 8-10th September, 2016.
„Article Publishing in High Impact Factor Journals", 5th International Conference on Education – IC-ED , South East European University, Tetovo, 26-28 May, 2016.
„Bio-politics: Assisted Reproduction and Filiation", guest lecturer at Ghent University, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Department of Conflict and Development, Sociology of Globalization, course module Politics of Life, November, 2015.
„The Legal Position of Sperm Donors assisting Single Women to Reproduce",9th World Conference.Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Naples, Italy, 2013.
„Assisted Reproduction Families: The Impact of ART on Affiliation within the Family Law of the Republic of Macedonia", Aproximaciones Socio-Juridicas a la Familia y a la Infancia en DiferentesCulturas, El Departamento de CienciasSociales, Facultad de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 2012.
„Assisted Reproduction Families: Affiliation of Children Conceived by ART to Single Women in the Republic of Macedonia and in the European Context", XII JornadasNacionales de Filosofia y CienciaPolitica, Universidad Nacional de Mar de Plata, Facultad de Derecho, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2012.
„The Inheritance in the Republic of Macedonia",National Positive Legislation on Inheritance and Labor, Association for Legal and Economic Research and Education, Iuridica, Strumica, F.Y.R. Macedonia, 2010.
„Women and Families in the Balkans.17th -20th centuries",The Seventh European Social ScienceHistory Conference (ESSHC), Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.



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