Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
Zoran Nechev (PhD candidate, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) specialises in EU-Western Balkans relations, external dimensions of justice and home affairs, corrosive capital and external (malign) influences. He heads the Center for EU integration of the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’, a think tank organisation from North Macedonia. He is a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). As a former Senior Associate Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), he was involved in activities related to the ‘EU Global Strategy’, resilience and Balkan futures.