Meri Maghlakelidze is a PhD candidate in European Studies at the Institute for European Studies of Tbilisi State University and an invited lecturer at TSU, International Relations Department. She also worked as a Senior Specialist for Educational Process Management at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Ms Maghlakelidze holds an MSc in European Public Policy (UCL, European Commission full scholarship); and an MA in European Studies at TSU. She is actively participating in a number of international conferences and seminars: European Academy of Diplomacy (Warsaw), EU Negotiation Simulation (Brussels), AIPES (Prague). She gained international project management experience at the international youth organisation of AIESEC and in the leading think tank in Georgia, GRASS. Currently she also holds a senior researcher position at think tank GRASS.