Romain Lequiniou

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Romain Lequiniou is Junior Analyst at WiseEuropa in the Foreign Policy and International Affairs Programme. He has a double degree in Political Science and European Studies. In 2017, he graduated from SciencesPo Aix with a Master of Social Sience in Military History, Geostrategy and Defence and Security. A year later, he graduated from KU Leuven with a Master’s degree in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives. Romain is specialized in European security and defence issues with a strong emphasis on Central Europe and the Baltic Sea region.

In SEnECA, Romain is assiting the WiseEurope team in their work within Work Package 2 (Future Priorities for EU Policy-Making towards Central Asia). SEnECA represents a great opportunity for him to get involved in a crucial EU’s foreign policy project. Providing analyses and recommendations on the multi-thematic relations between the EU and Central Asian countries will help policy-makers from both sides to deepen their cooperation. Romain is convinced that improving and energizing relations between EU and Central Asian countries will be an important challenge of the 2020s.

Adam Balcer

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Adam Balcer is a Program Manager in Foreign Policy and International Affairs Program at WiseEuropa Institute (Warsaw, Poland). He is a political scientist, expert in the area of Central-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea region and the Polish foreign policy. He works also as National Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and Lecturer at the Centre of East European Studies (SEW) at the University of Warsaw.

His interest in Central Asia stems from the fact he has already conducted research on Turkish and Crimean Tatar national identities, which often served as bridges between Europe and Central Asia. Therefore, he is particularly interested in researching social and cultural relations between Europe and Central Asia and their development throughout centuries. In the framework of SEnECA, Mr. Balcer will contribute in EU-CA relations in the field of political and security issues, national and business interests in the field of EU-CA economic relations and also in culture and identity issues in Central Asia.

Wojciech Białożyt

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Wojciech Białożyt is a think tank professional and public policy manager. He is Managing Director of the Warsaw-based think tank WiseEuropa. Prior to that occupation, he worked as a member of the Management Board and Executive Director of Warsaw’s Jan Karski Educational Foundation. Furthermore, he worked at the Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: a polish think tank fostering the digital agenda. Wojciech conducts PhD research at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, focusing on impact of digitization on public management models.

Mr. Białożyt’s role in the project is, on behalf of WiseEuropa, to focus on overall management and communications tasks.

Bogna Gudowska

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Bogna Gudowska is PR and Marketing Manager at Warsaw-based think-tank WiseEuropa. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw and postgraduate PR studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She has more than 10 years of experience in PR and marketing. For many years she was responsible for media relations at the Ministry of Economy of Poland. She teaches PR, international marketing and brand management at the University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw and the Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów. Gudowska’s role in the SEnECA project is, on behalf of WiseEuropa, to focus on communications tasks.

Arkadiusz Legieć

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Arkadiusz Legieć is an Analyst in Foreign Policy and International Affairs Program at WiseEuropa Institute (Warsaw, Poland). He is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the University of Łódź and a graduate of “Eastern Studies” from The Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw. His research interests include the post-Soviet area, international terrorism, with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of foreign fighters, and international relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

In his opinion, SEnECA can have unprecedented impact on the existing scope of analytical instruments and recommendations for policy makers, concerning the complementary description of Central Asian specific conditions and policy determinants. In the framework of SEnECA, Arkadiusz will contribute in the field of political and security issues, national and business interests in the field of EU-CA economic relations and also in culture and identity issues in Central Asia.