Eszter Szedlacsek


Eszter Szedlacsek is an intern with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, where she supports the institute’s work on peace and security. Eszter is interested in EU affairs and EU security policy, as well as migration and refugee policy.

Eszter is a postgraduate student at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest where she pursues a master’s degree in public policy. She will continue her program at the University of York (UK) in September. In connection to her postgraduate research on the securitization of migration in the EU with a focus on recent events in Hungary, she has received scholarships to participate at several academic and professional events and trainings, such as a seminar on crises in the EU at the European University Institute in Florence, the NASPAA Public Policy Competition on Migration Policy and the OSCE Peace and Security Scholarship.

Previously, Eszter has interned at the European Parliament for a Hungarian MEP in the Greens/​EFA Group where she worked on the Posted Workers Directive and prepared briefs for the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. She has also worked for the OSCE as a media analyst as part of the Election Observation Mission for the Hungarian general elections in 2018. Most recently, she worked on Hungary’s small arms export report evaluation at Small Arms Survey.

Languages: English, Hungarian, German