Three years after Belarus’s democratic uprising, Belarusians in Europe are met with increasing suspicion, but now more than ever, European leaders should guarantee enduring support to Belarusian exiles
Programme Assistant, Wider Europe programme
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Gabrielė Valodskaitė is the Wider Europe programme assistant based in the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to joining ECFR, she was a research assistant at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, working on projects examining the EU’s asylum and migration policy. She was also a Schuman trainee at the Directorate-General for Communication at the European Parliament. Before that, she was a communications intern at ECFR.
Valodskaite holds an MSc in European and international governance from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a BA in European studies from Maastricht University.
Her research interests include EU external relations, as well as migration and asylum policies.
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