I have a decade long experience and expertise of working on the EU policies vis-a-vis Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries on human rights and democratization. In my current capacity I engage with the the EU institutions, monitor and analyse the EU policies towards Eastern Partnership, Russia and Central Asian countries and coordinate advocacy actions targeting EU and other international institutions. As part of the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) Managerial Troika in 2015-2018 I coordinated a policy work of the network towards EU institutions. the Before joining IPHR, I worked for four years at FRIDE, a European think-tank based in Brussels and Madrid, as Central Asia programme manager and conducted research and advocacy on EU policies towards Central Asia and the South Caucasus. I authored several publications on the EU’s human rights and democracy policies in these regions. Prior to that I worked at the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels, and for the European Socialist Party, assisting in the 2009 European Parliament Election campaign. I was involved in the pan-European youth network AEGEE, and served one year as its Brussels director for European Institutions.
Exchange of views on a new EU human rights sanctions regime, DROI sub-committee, European Parliament, 19 February, 2019
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung expert conference “The Caucasus: Can China make inroads into Russia’s backyard?”. - Focus on in which way the EU enhance human rights in the region and what the obstacles are, 9 October 2018
Policy Hub of DG External Policies of the European Parliament, Civic Society Space in Central Asia: Current trends and influence of Russia, 13 July 2917
EU-Turkmenistan Relations, Workshop by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, EP, 24 January 2017, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/IDAN/2017/578041/EXPO_IDA(2017)578041_EN.pdf
Exporting Repression: The Spread of human rights violations in the former soviet union, 12 May 2016, https://www.democracyendowment.eu/calendar-of-events/?archive#!/search-box/event-4/1723/