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Expert in political, economic, and socialcontext in Central-Eastern European and Balkan countries

Function in a professional context
The expert in political, economic, and social context in Central-EasternEuropean and Balkan countries:
- studies, describes and interprets origin,developments and dynamics in political, economic, social and culturaltransformation context in Central-Eastern European and Balkan countries;
- designs, directs and manages commercial and economic activities above allwith international relevance;
- manages investment and production projects of international relevance;

- works in the field of cooperation and development with Central-EasternEuropean and Balkan countries;
- operates as a corporate, economic organization, or institute professionaladvisor on Central-Eastern European and Balkan countries
- works in market analysis, sale and mediation;
- carries out think tank activities andanalysis in specialized research centres;
- carries out political assessment anddiplomatic mediation in governmental institutions.

Competencies associated with the role
The expert in political, economic, and social context in Central-EasternEuropean and Balkan countries has:

-knowledge of politics, economics, history and culture of the political,economic and socio-cultural realities of Central and Eastern Europe and theBalkans
- linguistic and communicative skills
- cultural mediation skills
- methodological research skills forwritten and verbal presentations.

Career opportunities
- public and private tertiary sectororganizations with international interests and activities in Central-EasternEuropean and Balkan countries;
- study centres of banks, corporations, foundations, International economicorganizations (World Bank, ECB, OECD etc.);
- sale companies and investing corporations;

-publishing andreporting activities for magazines, TV broadcaster and online newspapers.

Mediator, Area expert in conflicts resolutionand diplomatic relations

Function in a professional context
The Mediator, Area expert in conflicts resolution and diplomatic relations:

-organizes conferences and meetings, professional networks, cross-culturalevents;

-works in the protection of human rights through the monitoring, electoralobservation, tutoring, and production of reports;

-prepares and manages promotional programs and projects for the culture ofpeace, human rights and international solidarity;
- implements programs for the pacific resolution of conflicts, disarmament and demobilization,economic reconstruction in deeply divided societies;
- organizes security systems and adviseson institutional building processes.

Competenciesassociated with the role:
- knowledge of politics, economics, history and culture of the political, economicand socio-cultural realities of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- linguistic and communicative skills
- cultural mediation skills
- methodological research skillsfor written and verbal presentations.

Careeropportunities
Employed by or freelance consultant working for:

- international institutions and bodies (UN,UNDP,NATO, etc);

- Ministries and public institutions

- Private and public research/study centers,foundations

- national and international civilorganizations and voluntary associations and tertiary sector institutions

-Academic and popular journals and magazines, publishinghouses, academically specialized on-lines portal.

International relations analyst

Function in a professionalcontext:
The international relations analyst
- carries out analytical research and studies in the referred sector;elaborates primary sources and provides arguments in

designing and implementing activities andprojects in/for East-Central Europe and the Balkans

- is able to outline scenarios;

- is able to conduct/manage cross-culturalcommunication projects;

- is able to implement feasibility studies orprovide assessments on the state of implementation of reforms or measures

adopted in a region/country of Eastern Europein relation to the EU integration processes;

- is able to elaborate primary sources ofinformation and refer with an in-depth knowledge of the Area of his/her ownexpertise.

Competencies associated with the role:
- knowledge of politics, economics,history and culture of the political, economic and socio-cultural realities ofCentral and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
- linguistic and communicative skills
- cultural mediation skills
- methodological research skills forwritten and verbal presentations.

Careeropportunities
Employed by or freelance consultant working for:

- Research institutes, foundations;

- EuropeanCommission, Parliament and other international institutions;

-Ministries, regional and local authoritiesworking in international activities;

-NGOs and INGOs;
- Banking, trade association or tradeunion research institutions
- Newspapers, magazines, online portalsspecialised in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Continuing to study

It gives access to third cycle studies (PHD Programmes/Specialisation Schools) or second level of Professional Master's Programmes