Advocacy Manager, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum & Associated Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Vera Rihackova Pachta is an Advocacy Manager at the Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Brussels and an Associated Research Fellow with EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. Her major areas of expertise include EU foreign policy with focus on Eastern Partnership countries, civil society, EU democracy assistance and the EU instruments of external action.
In May 2014 – December 2015 she served as a member of the Group of External Advisors on the EU policies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. She holds the 2014 PASOS Think Tank Publication Award for her paper “Taking Stock of the EU Civil Society Funding in EaP Countries”.