Experts & Staff

Joanna Hosa

Deputy Director, Wider Europe programme

Areas of expertise

Europe’s eastern neighbourhood, Ukraine, Poland


Polish, English, French, German, Russian, basic Ukrainian


Joanna Hosa is the deputy director of the Wider Europe programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to joining ECFR, Hosa worked on democratisation, conflict prevention, human rights and peacebuilding policies for EU institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations in Brussels and Paris. She held a range of positions at the European Commission, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI), the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and the International Federation on Human Rights (FIDH). Her regional focus has been on Eastern Europe, Turkey, Western Balkans and Central Asia. Joanna is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the College of Europe.

Her main areas of interest currently include European security, conflict resolution, Ukrainian foreign policy, Russian foreign policy, and the Arctic.

Pologne : que s’est-il passé ?

Des condamnations de principe et l’allocation de davantage d’aides financières supplémentaires de l’Union européenne (UE) à la Pologne ne résoudront pas le problème de la montée de la xénophobie en Pologne



In the media

Joanna Hosa has advice on surviving Brexit-that she learned from communism

The Wider Europe Program's study trip to Ukraine is mentioned in Le Monde, regarding the Azov sea crisis.