Kaltrina Beqiri has a BA in Political Science and a MA in European Integration & Public Administration from the University of Pristina. She was also an International Parliament scholar of the German Bundestag in 2016, and currently President of the IPS Alumni Club in Kosovo. She is also Alumni coordinator and German lecturer at Heimerer College in Pristina.
Nino Chanturia holds a MPP degree from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (University of Erfurt). She has also worked in three OSCE/ ODIHR EOMs in Georgia since 2013. She acted as a Program Manager of the IRI/WDN and UNDEF’s project, “Women’s Leadership School” and served at the Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. She has also acted as a trainer and advisor at the Municipal Service Providers Association and Zurab Zhvania School of Public Administration.
Anujin Enkhamgalan has a BA in Political Science from the University of Stockholm and is currently doing her Masters in International Relations at the Budapest Business School. She previously worked at WWF-Mongolia and was also MP’s assistant at the Mongolian parliament. She speaks Mongolian, Swedish, English and Russian.
Nedim Hogić is a lawyer with experience in international and nongovernmental organizations. Currently, he holds the position of Head of Research and Policy Development Department of Naša Stranka, a Bosnian social liberal party. His research interests include corruption, political parties and parliaments. He holds an LLM from Harvard Law School.
Nurlana Jalil is a PhD candidate on gender and ethnic voice of feminism in the Middle East. She has a MA in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul Aydın University and Philipps University Marburg. Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Scholar in the past, she is an experienced project coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization and international organizations.
Nino Kashakashvili is a PhD student at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). She is also an invited lecturer in the field of constitutional law at TSU. She is the holder of several academic grants and the author of various research papers on parliamentarism and constitutional adjudication. Nino is also a researcher at Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her workload includes researching and analyzing international standards and good practices on human rights.
Shakhlo Khasanova is currently working as a leading specialist in the e-Government System Development Center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She obtained her MA in International Business and Management at the Westminster International University in Tashkent.
Olga Lavrinenko is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science. As analyst and researcher she is cooperating with two Warsaw- based organizations – Center for the Political Analysis and Prognosis and Belarusian Analytical Workroom. Her research interests include theoretical and empirical studies of democratic/authoritarian values and attitudes, social movements, political parties, protest and electoral behavior as well as methodology of social research.
Karolina Leaković is experienced political activist from Zagreb, Croatia, currently leading Social Democratic Women’s Forum in SDP Croatia. She graduated in Journalism and Media Studies from Faculty of Political Science, after studying film and theatre production. PhD student in sociology at University of Zagreb, with interests in media, gender and democracy.
Mariia Maksimova studied political science at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia). In 2018 she obtained her master’s degree at the University of Tartu (Estonia). Her research focuses on issues of policy-making, mainly – but not exclusively – in the area of innovation and digitalization in public sector.
Aliia Maralbaeva is Associate Professor at the International Ala-Too University and at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. She is also expert of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court Summer School on Constitutionalism for advocates and NGOs (2017), and consultant of Public Foundation “Eagl” Project “Improvement and Promotion of Electoral Rights of Citizens of Special Categories”, supported by the OSCE Program Office and Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Gorana Misić received her PhD in Political Science from the Central European University (CEU) in June 2018. Prior to joining the CEU Doctoral School in 2013, she worked in Transparency International Croatia on projects related to financing of political parties and electoral campaigns, conflict of interests and freedom of information. She is currently post- doc.at the CEU Center for Teaching and Learning.
Viktoriia Muliavka is a PhD student in Sociology in Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She has MA degree in Economy and Society of Lancaster University. Currently she is working on the topic ‘Assessing Democratic (De)consolidation in Post-Socialist States: Youth Political Participation and Institutional Trust’.
Anush Nazaryan the Executive Director of the “Civic Consent” NGO (Armenia) and monitors the overall implementation of civic and political programs. Between 2000 and 2015 she was employed by NDI and was in charge of all accounting and administrative activities, including also the implantation of NDI’s political and civic programming.
Shokhrukh Saipov is the editor-in-chief of the independent website www.polytika.kg and works also as a correspondent for the Central Asian news agency “Fergana.ru” – www.fergananews.com and the “Uzbek Service of the BBC” – www.bbcuzbek.com in Kyrgyzstan, I work with the analytical site – www.eurasianet.org. He graduated from high school in 2003 and enrolled at the faculty of the university – telecommunications and journalism, where he graduated in 2008.
Adam Sawicki, with 15 years of experience in the field of election monitoring, transparency of political finance and anti-corruption, is currently an expert and author of analyzes in several domestic and international research projects. He is co-author of “Political Party Finances in Poland” (2017) and International IDEA researcher for Political Finance Database (2018). He has also participated in the OSCE/ODIHR electoral observation missions.
Anna Ścisłowska – Master Degree of sociology and alumni of International Visitors Leadership Program “American Spaces and NGO: Countering Disinformation and Supporting an Informed Public”, is also member of International Exchange Alumni. He is currently analyst and coordinator at MamPrawoWiedziec.pl, focused on transparency of the public life, accountability, smart-voting.
Rokas Stabingis is a lawyer and election consultant currently working as a Data Protection Officer in the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania. He has a LL.M. in European Union Law, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania and University of Lund, Sweden. He also participated in two OSCE ODIHR election assessment missions as campaign finance analyst.
Stefan Stojković is a MA student in Nationalism Studies at Central European University (Budapest). Previously, he completed bachelor and master studies in psychology at University of Novi Sad, Serbia. His main research interests are: political and voting behavior, democracy and democratization, EU’s policy towards the Western Balkans. He also did an internship in the provincial government in Vojvodina (Serbia).
Naum Trajanovski is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He holds MA degrees in the Interdisciplinary Joint Degree Program in South- Eastern European Studies and from the Nationalism Study Program at the Central European University, both defended with distinctions. Currently, he is part of the Executive Committee of the Philosophical Society of Macedonia and the COURAGE – Connecting Collections project as an advisor and a proof-reader.