Eli Pijaca Plavšić is Executive Director of the Forum for Freedom in Education. As a practitioner she has vast experience in school based work by directly working with schools in Croatia (elementary, primary and secondary) and teachers from early educational programmes to university level. She has also participated in policy boards and working groups at national and international level such as the National Council for Education in Croatia and served as Chair of the Board of Directors of international organisation Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking International Consortium, Office of Croatian Prime Minister’s Special Expert Committee for Monitoring and Implementing Strategy for Science, Education and Technology. She participated in educational development projects as a member of the Special Working Group and core project team for Developing a Model of External Evaluations of Schools in Croatia, member of the Working Group for Development of Code of Conduct for Teachers. She is also elected member of the Governmental Council for Civil Society Development.