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. Elvine is currently seconded to the Cabinet of the Belgian Prime Minister, where she works as Diplomatic Advisor in the context of the Belgian Presidency within the Council of the European Union.
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 UN Human Rights could contribute to the functioning of the European Union. At the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DG European Affairs), Elvine focused on preparing for the Belgian Presidency in the Council of the EU in 2024 and the Conference on the Future of Europe. At the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU, she worked as Deputy Antici within Coreper 2. Elvine holds a BA Legal Practice from the Hogeschool Gent, an MA International Relations & Diplomacy from the University of Antwerp, and an MA European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht.