PROVIDUS senior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration, working on several national and international research projects.
Agnese has researched various migration-related topics, such as diaspora and return migration policies, citizenship, and intermarriages. She holds a masters degree in political science from the University of Latvia, a joint European masters in sociology with specialization in international migration and social cohesion from the Universities of Amsterdam, Deusto and Osnabrueck. Currently Agnese is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Koc University in Istanbul.
Agnese’s previous professional experience includes positions at several governmental and municipal institutions, research assistantship at the Office of OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, position of a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Migration Research Institute at Koc University, and position of a migration and diversity expert at Society Integration Foundation.
PROVIDUS has published an analytical report examining the presence of rule of law in social orientation courses for newcomers in Latvia. The report is a part of an international research project RACCOMBAT, which explores the topic across a number of EU states. Read
Social orientation activities encompass courses, modules and other initiatives in which non-nationals are introduced with basic civic knowledge of the host society. In Latvia they are provided in the framework of social integration policy guidelines, and cover activities for third country nationals and beneficiaries of international protection. Read