IN THE SPOTLIGHT
EaP CSF Secretariat appoints Advocacy and Membership Manager: Tanya Basarab
Tanya Basarab is joining the Forum’s secretariat in the role of Advocacy and Membership Manager. The Advocacy and Membership Manager is a new position at the Secretariat, tasked with providing strategic political analysis to support the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies with institutional, governmental or other relevant actors.
Originally from Moldova, Tanya Basarab has worked on civil society development and democratization for over 15 years. She began working on rural development and agriculture reform in Moldova and was active in youth organisations as a volunteer. Following her studies, she worked in the European Youth Forum on youth policy and youth work development across Europe, where she focused particularly on Central and Eastern Europe and built strategies for strengthening youth activism and national policy governance.
She then moved to social and anti-poverty policy-making, building the capacity of networks in the EU and accession countries to understand, translate and engage with the relevant EU strategies. Her responsibilities also included the strategic development of the EU network, evaluation and internal governance, as well as participation and civil dialogue in alliance with other EU networks.
Tanya has a Bachelor’s degree from the Moldova State University in Romance and Germanic Languages, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. She speaks Romanian (mother tongue), Russian, English, French, Spanish and understands other Slavic and Romance languages.