Present: Ph.D Researcher University of Bremen Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies.
10/2005 – present PhD Fellow in the International Research Project “Citizenship and Constitution:Transformations of the Public Sphere in East- and West-European Integration” http://www.monnet-centre.uni-bremen.de/projects/consteps/index.html Fellowship from Volkswagen Foundation.
02/2008-05/2008: Project cooperation with Prof. Beate Kohler-Koch at the working unit “The political systems of Europe and their integration” at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).
08/2004 – present Riga, Latvia Riga Graduate School of Law Researcher, Lecturer Researcher and country expert on Estonia and Latvia in the RECON, Integrated Project supported by the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research, Priority 7: Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society. Lecturer for the LL.M courses: EU Treaties, EU Consumer Protection Law, EU Internal Market, Comparative Legal Theory, International Human Rights Law and Legal Research for Master Thesis Writing.
11/2005 – 12/2006 Human European Consultancy, European Commission Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG tender. Country Expert on Estonia.
03/2006 – 12/2006 DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Country Expert on Latvia. Main author of the report on The Evolution of Labour Law in the new Member States of the European Union: 1995-2005 Country Study on Latvia.
09/2003 – 02/2004 Estoniam Refugee Council, European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia Country Expert on Estonia. Country Expert and National Focal Point Coordinator, RAXEN_CC Project and Minority Education Project.
03/2003 – 03/2004 Centre for Policy Studies, Open Society Institute International Policy Research Fellow 2003-2004 Research Area: State Responses to the Challenge of Multiethnicity. Project Title: European Employment Strategy a new solution to the disadvantageous position of ethnic minorities on the Estonian labour market?
08/2001 – 11/2004 Estonian Refugee Council NGO Legal Advisor, from 2002-2004 Member of the Board.
09/2002 – 12/2002 Council of Europe, DGI Legal Affairs, Trainee at the Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; traineeship supported by the Council of Europe.
01/2001 – 07/2001 Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, International Justice Program, Trainee.
10/1999 – 09/2000 Legal Information Centre for Human Rights, Volunteer.