Sasha Karajovic has been a member of the non-governmental organization "ECOM – Environmental Consultancy of Montenegro" since 2001, and at the end of 2002 he became the coordinator of international projects in this NGO.
Sasha started Blue Flag in 2003 and YRE in 2008. The last two years he has been engaged in launching the Green Key programme. In addition, Sasha is executive director of ECOM.
Parallel to activities in the NGO, he is also a journalist - an associate of the local public radio service Kotor.
Sasha is working for ECOM on a fully volunteer base and in his professional life, as an expert, he has more than 25 years of experience in spatial and urban planning; environmental, nature and cultural heritage protection and coastal area management.
Sasha is also a multi-year consultant to ministries and several municipalities in Montenegro for the field of planning and environmental protection, as well as international organisations UNDP, GIZ and ERM.
P.J. Marcellino (Pedro, within YRE circles) is an award-winning Lisbon-born and Toronto-based film producer, director, and writer. Pedro's involvement with YRE started in 1995, as one of the first-ever students to participate in an international mission (Mission Antarctica). He later mentored students in Mission Azores and Mission Algarve, hosted by YRE Portugal. Over the last decade, he has collaborated with FEE and YRE in various events, and has produced the new YRE video tutorials and handbooks.
Pedro started his journalistic career at YRE and as a reporter in his school paper. His first-ever cover story was about environmental depredation by oil companies in the Niger Delta, and about the activist, writer, and TV personality Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed in 1995, along with eight other leaders. Pedro was later an environmental journalist in Portugal, a photo-reporter in Germany, and then an international correspondent and editor with a leading Chinese magazine, where he wrote about urban planning, sustainability, and the politics of urban space.
A graduate in International Relations (BA), International Politics (BScEcon) and International Development (MA), he worked around the world with governments and institutions such as the UN, the African Union (where he was Head of Communications at the Peace & Security Department), the EU, and the International Organization for Migration,mostly migration, security, and sustainable development. In 2012, Pedro went back to school at the Documentary Filmmaking Institute in Toronto. His first film, After the War: Memoirs of Exile (2014) was nominated for a SAMHSA Voice Award, a White House initiative for mental health on screen. His debut feature, When They Awake (2017) dealt with music as political engagement, Indigenous and environmental rights, and was shown in over 30 countries, achieving a dozen awards and nominations, including the Rigoberta Menchú Social Award in Montreal.
He is currently producing various feature documentaries, a feature film and his first narrative TV series, Black Mangrove: the Wiwa Story (2021), in which he returns to the same story he started with. bringing environmental, human rights, and geopolitical issues to a large worldwide audience. Pedro is a full-time filmmaker and remains closely involved with YRE.