Elitsa is a Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics. She defended her thesis in International Political Economy, working on the understanding of non-tariff measures and regulatory issues in EU Trade Policy. Elitsa holds a BSc in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University and MA in European Studies from KU Leuven.
Since 2013 she has worked in the consulting arm of the LSE – LSE Consulting – working on a diverse range of projects focusing on the impact of trade agreements on sustainability issues, engaging in stakeholder consultations and analysis of EU Trade Policy. She is also a member of the European Network on Inclusive Approaches to Trade Policymaking (ENIATP); University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES); and the International Studies Association (ISA).
- fDi Podcast on EU-Japan trade deal to create world's largest open economic area
- ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 2018
- Trade, Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe and the Americas. European Network on Inclusive Approaches to Trade Policymaking (ENIATP) project (12 - 13 June 2017), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
- Third ANTERO Network Meeting, Workshop on Problem-based Learning (PBL) in EU Foreign Policy & Research Panels on Coherence and Effectiveness in EU Foreign Policy, Workshop organised by University College Dublin and London School of Economics and Political Science, (31 May – 2 June 2017)
- Governance and Economic Integration through Free Trade Agreements (GIFTA) Network London, (6-7 February 2017): Implications of Brexit: Navigating the Evolving Free Trade Agreement Landscape, Panel: Brexit and FTAs: Paper ‘Negotiating non-tariff measures in EU trade policy: implications for Brexit.’