Mr Ristić holds B.A. in International Relations/European Integration from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. He has spent one semester at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is a co-founder of the web portal European Western Balkans (founded in 2014) where he was working as the Executive Editor until he joined RYCO in August 2017.
During his studies, he conducted internships at the International Republican Institute Office in Serbia and the National Assembly of Serbia. Mr Ristić was the Chairman of the Students for Liberty – FPS, a group of students which aim is to promote individual freedom, free market and limited government.
His fields of interest are communications and the EU integration process. A music lover, he plays clarinet and alto saxophone.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.