Alina Ostling

Member Since: 
May 6 '13

I am a PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

I have a strong professional background in democratic governance, new technologies and development. My experience include managing teams and project in the field of democratic governance at UNDP Belarus; working as public policy consultant for an international company (Technopolis Ltd); and numerous engagements as expert in civic participation (EESC), development of online Voting Advice Applications (e.g. EU Profiler) and other online platforms for development (UNICEF Research Watch).

Research interests: My  research interests embrace electronic democracy, participatory democracy and political participation. I am particularly interested in understanding how new technologies are used in online engagement and if they strengthen citizens’ role in politics.