Leonid Litra at IEP
Leonid Litra, SPES fellow from Moldova, stayed at IEP from 4 to 26 August 2009. He had several meetings with researchers from IEP as well as experts from political parties and universities. During his research trip to London, he held interviews with experts from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) dealing with European Neighbourhood Policy.
In his SPES project Leonid assesses the EU’s conditionality towards Moldova.
Leonid Litra was graduated at Moldova State University from Chisinau. He received his bachelor degree in International Relations, writing his thesis on Moldova-Romania relations in the context of European integration, aiming mainly to explain the transfer of practices from Romanian government to Moldova’s authorities. Leonid holds a master degree in International Relations and European Studies received at European Institute for High International Studies from Nice. He dedicated his master thesis to EU-Russia relations with a particular emphasis on democracy issues. While being a student, Leonid was a volunteer at the European Movement of Moldova, where he worked later. Since April 2009, he is working at NATO Information and Documentation Centre of Moldova, being responsible for the coordination of projects especially related to the promotion of knowledge about NATO among students and media. Currently, he is on leave at Yale University as Carnegie Research Fellow, focusing on the development of a multiparty system in Moldova. Leonid is interested in research areas dealing mainly with European integration issues (eastern neighbourhood) with a particular focus on Moldova, EU-Russia relations, Moldova-NATO cooperation, the development of political parties and the bachelor education system.