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Marta Mucznik
Policy Analyst
Marta Mucznik is a Policy Analyst in the European Politics and Institutions Programme.

She previously served as Advisor to the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU on Transatlantic Relations during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU. In that capacity, she represented Portugal at the EU Council’s Working Party on Transatlantic Relations (COTRA) and advised Portuguese senior officials and diplomats in anticipation of EU official meetings.

Marta has extensive work experience in government relations and public diplomacy at the foreign policy and local levels. She has worked with a range of intergovernmental organizations, governments, think tanks and NGOs, including the American Jewish Committee, the EU Delegation to the United States, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the Lisbon City Council, the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission, DG NEAR. She also served as a lecturer on the Middle East Peace Process at the Portuguese Institute for Political and Social Sciences.

Her expertise and experience include transatlantic relations, the Middle East, EU foreign and security policy, EU enlargement, populism and the far-right. She also gained local government experience advising elected officials on social inclusion, affordable housing, minority and social rights.

Marta is a research associate at the Portuguese Institute for International affairs, of Universidade NOVA (IPRI-NOVA) and a Member of the Advisory Council of the Plataforma para o Crescimento Sustentável. She is a regular columnist for the Portuguese online newspaper Observador where she writes on populism, identity politics and the rise of the far-right.


European Politics and Institutions


Project Presidency

Areas of expertise

EU enlargement, populism and illiberal trends, EU integration, EU foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, geopolitics, authoritarianism

Current positions

Policy Analyst


B.A. in International Relations from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa 
M.A. in International Politics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish (basic)



EU support is crucial for Israel's liberal democracy
By Marta Mucznik , Carmiel Arbit - 24/03/2023
Strategic foresight / OUTLOOK PAPER
Europe in the world in 2023: Learning the language of power?
By Amanda Paul , Andrew Duff , Ivano di Carlo , Shada Islam , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ricardo Borges de Castro , Iana Maisuradze , Georg Riekeles , Maxime Sierro , Rita Mendonça Barbosa Amorim Lobo , Simon Dekeyrel , Marta Mucznik , Svitlana Taran , Philipp Lausberg , Zeynep Güner , Berta López Domènech - 22/02/2023


Protests / INTERVIEW
Interview with Lusa
Marta Mucznik was interviewed by Lusa on the protests in France and the effects of the growing normalisation of far-right narratives. 

Read the full article here. (In Portuguese)

Interview with Lusa
05 July 2023 - ,
General news / QUOTE
EPC - What's in a name?
Marta Mucznik's comment on why the European Political Community should be referred to as 'EPoC' and not 'EPC' was featured in POLITICO's renowned newsletter, "Brussels Playbook". 

Read the newsletter here.

EPC - What's in a name?
02 July 2023 - ,
Republic of Moldova / INTERVIEW
Interview with Yle
Marta Mucznik was interviewed by Yle on the significance and implications of the second Summit of the European Political Community, taking place in Moldova on 1 June 2023. 

Read the article here. (In Finnish)

Interview with Yle
31 May 2023 - ,

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