Alina holds a PhD title in Political Sciences from the European University Institute and has a strong professional background in digital, human-centric, innovation, open government, open data and public participation. At RISE, Alina is part of the team focusing on open technologies. Open technologies refer to technology-related artifacts that is shared, reused and collaboratively developed between its users and stakeholders.
In addition to Alina's academic expertise, she has over 20 years of experience as evaluator and expert providing support and advice to international and civil society organisations (European Commission, Council of Europe, UNDP, Open Government Partnership, Transparency International).
In addition to her work at RISE, Alina is currently heading a Swedish civil society organisation - Open Knowledge Sweden- that active in the field of data and democracy, and relies of a network of over 40 branches worldwide (https://okfn.org/).
Alina is also representing Sweden as a Member of Management Committee of two COST Actions:
(1) Multidisciplinary innovation for social change: SHIINE (https://socialchangelab.eu/)
(2) Intergovernmental Coordination from Local to European Governance” (IGCOORD) (https://igcoord.eu/).
COST stands for European Cooperation in Science and Technology and is an academic networking tool funded by the EU.