Elvine Miala is an Academy Project Fellow at the Clingendael Institute since September 2022. She currently coordinates several training programs for foreign diplomats from junior to senior level.
Prior to joining Clingendael, Elvine worked at the United Nations Human Rights Regional representation for Europe where she researched politically sensitive issues such as the rule of law, hate speech and the rise of the far right and terrorism; and how the United Nations Human Rights could contribute to the functioning of the European Union. She has also worked within Belgian diplomacy as a Bernheim attaché. At the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the level of Directorate General of European Affairs, Elvine focused on preparing for the Belgian Presidency in the Council of the European Union in 2024 and the Belgian component for the Conference on the Future of Europe. At the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union, she worked as Deputy Antici within Coreper 2.
Elvine holds a bachelor's degree in Legal Practice that she obtained at the Hogeschool Gent, a master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Antwerp, and a second master's degree in European Public Affairs at the University of Maastricht.