Balázs Jarábik is associate fellow at FRIDE and an international development executive, as well as a political analyst and strategist. After six years in Kyiv overseeing civil society and independent media development projects in Belarus and Ukraine for Pact, he has recently moved to Vilnius, Lithuania to assist with the establishment of Pact Europe. He has also joined the newly established Central European Policy Institute as an associate fellow in his native Slovakia.
His expertise combines international development, particularly in democracy and governance, with applied policy analysis. Balazs has advised different civic organisations, political parties and campaigns in several countries in the Balkans and Eurasia; national institutions, such as the Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia; and international institutions such as the European Parliament, the UN or the OSCE. He has also participated in international electoral observation missions in Eurasia, the Balkans and South-East Asia. He has studied History at Comenius University, Bratislava; Political Science at ELTE University, Budapest; and Human Rights at Columbia University, New York.
Among his latest publications are the Donetsk rules' and the looming crisis with Ukraine (FRIDE, November 2011) ‘The EU and Belarus after the election’ (FRIDE, January 2011); and ‘The Ukrainian standard’ (with N. Shapovalova, New Europe, 14 February 2010).