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Researcher, Analyst, Project Manager

Independent researcher, analyst, and project manager with 6+ years of experience in foreign policy and diplomacy with a particular focus on gender, human rights, conflict and development. Wide experience in project management that includes building strong cooperation with various stakeholders, from officials in public and private sectors to civil society. Extensive interest and expertise in working with the EU stakeholders, but also beyond, engaging with partners both from Global South and Global North.

Ready to undertake diverse projects with both public and private sectors, academia, think tanks and NGOs. More information on how I can be useful check under Services. Examples of my work are available under Publications

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Founder of VONA and an independent researcher, analyst and project manager in diplomacy, foreign policy, and security. Particularly interested in climate, gender, and security topics, as well as intersection between them. In addition to research, experienced in managing projects and high level events.

Selected clients: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, European Liberal Forum, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Globsec, European Parliament, Peace in Design Consulting, Carnegie Europe, Women in International Security Brussels, Institute for Global Transformation.

Previously, worked as a researcher and project manager for MEP Dr Hannah Neumann at the European Parliament, as a researcher at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, as an analyst and event manager at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. As a member of the Steering Committee, organising a mentorship programme with the Women in International Security Brussels and managing strategic (web-)development for The Brussels Binder. 



This is a person I can wholeheartedly recommend as a sharp analyst, kind team member, curious researcher and creative mind. She has supported my team for 10 months.

Dr Hannah Neumann, Member of the European Parliament

Sofiia has presented a very solid piece of independent student research. Driven by a genuine and profound interest in the topic that shines through the entire work, she has demonstrated her wide-ranging expertise on EU-NATO relations by developing an original and plausible argument on European strategic autonomy.

Federica Mogherini, Rector, College of Europe



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