Inspira podcast: Episode 12 - Ivana Pranjić (Croatia & Austria)
Launched in January 2023, the Inspira Podcast with Erika Mueller Chen is an interview-based podcast that provides career advice and stories from global change-makers in Sport for Development, Social Impact, and the Diplomatic Service. In 2023, 50 interviews with inspirational leaders working in Sport for Development and Peace from over 35 different countries will be published.
About the Episode Guest
Ivana Pranjić is a former Austrian basketball champion who has experienced the power of sport at a very young age. Ivana is currently pursuing her PhD in Sports Diplomacy at the German Sport University Cologne, examining the topic of “Chances and limitations of Sports Diplomacy in South East Europe”. She also serves as the Project Manager for ENGSO Youth’s Sport for Sustainable Development project, with the SDGs at the core of the work. Previously, Ivana worked as the Public Relations Manager of the Austrian National Team, UEFA Communications Specialist for EURO2020, and the Project Manager for the International Center for Sport Security. She also brings experiences as an athlete, coach, and referee, and feels she has seen the good and the bad. She is deeply interested in sport for development, sports diplomacy, gender equality and youth empowerment.
Listen to Episode 12: Ivana Pranjić (Croatia & Austria) - How can sports diplomacy support “small states” like Croatia?
To learn more about the Inspira Podcast, read episode transcripts, and access “Erika’s Global Resource Hub” - a robust written resource created to support folks interested in Sport for Development and Peace, please visit Erika’s LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/erikamchen.
Erika Mueller Chen is an international development specialist with over a decade of experience leveraging the amazing power of sport to promote peace and positive social impact. She currently works in Sports Diplomacy and resides in Mexico.