Marta Szpala
Marta Szpala
Senior Fellow
Central European Department

A graduate of the Warsaw University, she is a staff member of the Center for Eastern Studies since 2008.

As an analyst she cooperates with state administration bodies, a number of international foundations active in Poland (including the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation) and numerous think-tanks from the Western Balkan countries. Lecturer at the University of Warsaw, the Diplomatic Academy and the College of Europe in Natolin. Her comments on international relations are broadcasted (Polskie Radio, Radio Tok FM), and published in foreign policy periodicals.

In 2014 in cooperation with the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland she organized the seminar „The Freedom Challenge in Southeastern Europe - Implications for Poland", and co-authored the final report.

She has participated in numerous international research projects: she was the main coordinator of the project Current state of stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina - co-financed by the International Visegrad Fund (2015 -2016), represented Poland in the project „European integration in the Western Balkans: Can the Visegrad Group countries serve as role models? ” (2015), and a year later in the project „V4 - Backing the Advocacy Strategy for the European Integration of the Western Balkans”. In 2017, she participated in a seminar organized by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly „The Western Balkans: Transition challenges, European aspiration and Links to Mena region”, during which she presented a report on the official relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

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