Ljubica Smolović was born on July 17, 1997, in Berane, Montenegro. She spent her high school days at the Gymnasium “Slobodan Škerović” in Podgorica, where she was awarded the “Luča” diploma. She graduated from the Faculty of Law. She volunteered with UNICEF, the American Corner, Center for Women’s Rights, ADP ZID, and other organizations.
She participated in numerous international seminars and trainings, representing her country. She was part of the Building Bridges project, initiated by the global peace organization SCI (Social Civil International), within which she completed the course for “Peace Messengers.” At the first Youth Trail organized by the OSCE in 2017, she was one of the delegates form Montenegro, as well as being part of the “In Media We Trust?” project in Tbilisi, Georgia. In summer of 2018 Ljubica was one of the 18 awardees from the Western Balkans who received the OSCE scholarship for the pilot project YEDAS (Young Developers and Entrepreneurs to Advance Start-ups in the Western Balkans), which allowed her to spend three weeks in Turin, Italy, and be part of the largest innovation academy in Europe, EIA (European Innovation Academy). At the final event in Tirana, she was awarded the title “Innovation Ambassador.” In November 2019, as a representative of Montenegro, she participated in a cultural and study visit to Japan. She completed numerous courses and is also a certified leader in international cultural exchanges.
She speaks English and French and is particularly interested in human rights, gender equality, and women’s rights.