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 included 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 worked under the supervision of Philippe De Lombaerde and Andrew Dunn. She assisted UNU-CRIS with the organisation of events, worked towards article publications and supported grant acquisition of research projects.