Natalia Skripknikova graduated with a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Gothenburg. Before that, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in History from Petrozavodsk State University and took additional courses at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oslo.
Natalia’s research interests include regional and cross-border cooperation in the Nordic/Baltic and the Arctic regions as well as the EU’s foreign policy and the EU-Russia relations.
Natalia gained professional experience working at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States as a Core Team Intern Assistant, she also performed duties of an Office Manager in a project in the framework of the Cross-border Cooperation Karelia Programme, and contributed to a research project on international cooperation in Northern Europe and the Arctic as a research assistant at university.
Natalia will work under the supervision of Philippe De Lombaerde and Andrew Dunn for the next couple of months. She will assist us with the organisation of events, will work towards article publications and support grant acquisition of research projects.