Mrs. Milena Apostolovska- Stepanoska, PhD is Associate Professor at the Law Faculty “Iustinianus Primus” Skopje. She teaches Sociology of Law at the Law Department, Political Sociology at the Political Studies Department and European Integrations at the Department for Journalism. In 2015 Apostolovska- Stepanoska defended her PhD thesis titled “The European Institutions and the European Identity“.
Her main field of academic interest and research is the European Union and more specific the European Institutions. Apostolovska- Stepanoska had participated at numerous international conferences and meetings were she presented her work. In the past year she presented the paper titled “ The European Citizenship and the European Identity“ at the 4th International Scientific Conference Social Change in the Global World that was held in Shtip on 6-7 September 2017; the International Conference “`Rethinking the European Union“ in Sofia, Bulgaria, 11-13 may 2017 Apostolovska-Stepanoska had presentation of the paper titled “The Rise of Populism and Euroscepticism“(paper with co-author). At the International Conference in Sofia Bulgaria held at 26.10.2017 Aposolovska-Stepanoska presented the paper: “The European Citizens` Initiative: A Step Forward or Not in Reducing the Democratic Deficit in the EU“ and at the West East Institute Conference held at the Vienna University in April 2018 she presented her latest research titled: “The Institutionalization of the Political Science in the Republic of Macedonia“.
The articles written by Apostolovska- Stepanoska are published in International proceedings and magazines: “National Identity VS. European Identity: Partners or Rivals“ Iustinianus Primus Law Review, n. 16, 2017; “Democratic Improvements of the European Parliament after the Lisbon Treaty Reforms: What has been Achieved?” (Iustinianus Primus Law Review, n. 10, vol. VI, 2014 with co-authors); “The Lisbon Treaty and its Impact on the Democratic Deficit in the EU” (Iustinianus Primus Law Review, n. 6, year 4, 2013 with co-author), etc.
Apart from the academic work Milena Apostolovska-Stepanoska has interests in various extra-curricular activities like working in a NGO sector were she is one of the founders and member of the Committee Board of the Macedonian Institute for European Studies and the International Academic Institute.