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Eren Özalay-Sanli

Eren supports the work of the Advocacy and Outreach Team as well as Knowledge Services in developing and maintaining English content on the website, newsletters and social media and facilitating discussions in the Community of Practice of ISSAT. She conducts research on knowledge material as well as on country-specific and thematic issues and contributes to developing of advocacy material.

Before joining ISSAT, Eren has worked for UNESCO's International Bureau of Education (IBE) in the Knowledge Production and Management department developing IBE publications and annual reports and establishing partnerships for international cooperation. She has also worked as researcher and faculty member in the European Studies departments of Bogazici University and Bahcesehir University in Istanbul while conducting her doctoral studies on the westernization of education in Turkey and the impact of EU education policy on the member and candidate countries. Her research focus has been on democratization, civil military relations and Europeanization in Southeast Europe. She has carried out a Jean Monnet teaching module within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission in the area of Justice, Freedom and Security cooperation between the EU and Turkey.

Having a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University and a Master of Arts degree in European Studies from the Georg-August University of Gättingen, Eren is fluent in English, German, Turkish, Greek and has a good knowledge of French.