European University Institute
Alina Ostling holds a PhD title in Political Sciences from the European University Institute; her Thesis focused on online political participation from a comparative, cross-country, perspective. Alina has a long experience as researcher providing analytical support to the European Commission, to international organisations (UNDP, UNICEF, OSCE/ODIHR) and to civil society organisations (Transparency International, Open Government Partnership ) in the areas of political participation, technology and society.
Before embarking on a PhD, Alina was in charge of the Democratic Governance programme at UNDP in Belarus, where she was designing and coordinating projects in partnership with government institutions, NGOs and donors. Alina has published both academic papers in peer reviewed journals, as well as a number of policy reports on behalf of various types of organisations.
A more detailed description of her work is available under this link.