Since 2011 I have worked as a journalist for various national TV and online media companies. Now, I am a multimedia freelance journalist and civil activist. I am a project coordinator at the Azerbaijan Journalists` Network, non-profit public union.
Zsaklin holds an LLB in International and European Law from The Hague University of Applied Sciences as well as an LLM in Public International Law- Environment and Law of the Sea from Utrecht University, where she obtained her Master's degree with cum laude distinction. During her studies she developed a keen interest in international environmental affairs and therefore she focused her academic research on emerging global issues that need urgent responses from the international community. Zsaklin is intrigued by the complexity of topics like climate change and biodiversity and she is interested in finding feasible legal solutions to interdisciplinary problems.
After having graduated with a Master’s degree in Political Sciences (University of Milan), Paola Lo Bue Oddo currently pursues a master’s degree in law at the University of Bologna. Having published her thesis on US Foreign Policy Decision Making, and gathered many international experiences ranging from think tanks, diplomatic representations, and research groups, Paola currently works at the European Commission.
Patricia Bajtosova interns in the ECOSOC policy section at Politheor. She recently graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a MS degree in Development Studies. Her interests revolve around the financing, effectiveness and transparency of public projects supported by EU funding in the area of the social policy, regional development and cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe.
Katerina Antoniadi finished her BSc in International & European Studies, Political Studies & Diplomacy followed by a MSc in Sustainability Science & Policy. Currently, she is an independent sustainability expert & researcher with main areas of interest public administration, local and regional development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), monitoring and evaluative processes. She is working as a researcher at the United Nations University – MERIT and volunteers as a Team lead coordinator in Generation Why and a Research Assistant at the SITE4Society Project (United Nations University – MERIT).
Currently working at the EUI School of Transnational Governance and engaged in op-ed writing on EU Governance and Politics. My research interest are in European culture and creative industries; European citizenship and TCNs naturalization; discourses and policies on identity, migration and minorities' integration.
Veronika holds a Bachelor in European Law and a Master in Globalisation & Law from Maastricht University. During her studies she lived in Germany, Belgium and the UK. Her special areas of interest are the institutional law of the European Union law and international trade and the law of the World Trade Organisation. Currently she works at an EU Affairs Consulting Group in Brussels.
After graduating from Babes-Bolai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Raluca Abăseacă obtained a PhD degree in Political Science from Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium with a thesis on social movements in Central and Eastern Europe. She is an Associate Researcher at Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bucharest. She collaborated with NGOs in Belgium and was an editor, researcher and translator.
Oleena Chaudhuri, born in 1996, holds a double degree in Public Policy and Human Development (M.Sc.) from UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, in The Netherlands. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and an Undergraduate Diploma in Human Rights and Duties from St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, India. She did her schooling from La Martiniere in Kolkata, India. A supporter of Human Rights she has previously been associated with an NGO – Durbaar Mahila Samanwaya Committee which looks after sex workers in Asia’s second largest red-light area in the city of Kolkata, in India, providing policy recommendations and carrying out field research for improving health and safety facilities for sex workers. She carried out a qualitative study in her Master’s Thesis on the LGBT community and derived two original strategies for increasing their social acceptance. Her paperwork includes Chaudhuri, O. (2018) "God as a Political Weapon". Vol 1. 2018. pp. 38-46. MPJ. which talks about policy issues that occur when religion and politics are mixed, highlighting a case from India. A pastime poet, her academic interests lie in world politics, global affairs, trade law, analyzing vulnerable groups and providing policy recommendations for the same. Currently an intern for Politheor in the field of Human Rights and Migration, she is also working as the Special Correspondent to India at Frank Creations, a non-profit management organization in the Hague, The Netherlands which looks into geopolitical issues.