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Teona Lavrelashvili
Policy Analyst
Teona Lavrelashvili is a Policy Analyst in the European Politics and Institutions programme.

Before joining the EPC, she managed the European Party Monitor project at KU Leuven, analysing electoral trends and party developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, she worked as a policy officer at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), contributing to the EU's enlargement strategy towards the Balkans and working on strategic communication initiatives.

Teona also served as a policy adviser to the European Seniors' Union, focusing on enhancing the political participation of senior citizens. She was affiliated with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and served as a Schuman Fellow at the European Parliament.

Teona is also engaged in various societal activities and currently leads the College of Europe’s Alumni Association and the European Alliance for Georgia. She has initiated and managed multiple projects, including "How Does the EU Work", which has educated more than 300 emerging leaders and civil society participants in Brussels. Since 2019, she has been a guest lecturer specialising in EU institutions, neighborhood policies and European-level political parties.

In 2022, Teona earned her Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences from KU Leuven with a dissertation on the role of European political parties in the EU enlargement process.


European Politics and Institutions


EPC Elections Monitor, REGROUP

Areas of expertise

EU institutions and governance, enlargement, Western Balkans, EU Associated Trio, European political parties and foundations, party politics and elections

Current positions

Policy Analyst


PhD Degree in Social Sciences, KU Leuven
M.A. in EU Politics and Administration, College of Europe
M.A. in Public Administration, Tbilisi State University 
B.A. in International relations, Tbilisi State University


Georgian, English, French, Russian, Spanish



EU enlargement / COMMENTARY
From rhetoric to action on enlargement: A three-pronged way forward
By Corina Stratulat , Teona Lavrelashvili - 11/09/2023


EU enlargement / INTERVIEW
Interview with Les Echos
Teona Lavrelashvili was interviewed by Les Echos on the challenges that an enlarged European Union will have to face. 

Read the article here. (In French)

Interview with Les Echos
18 September 2023 - ,
Les Echos
Interview with Formula
Teona Lavrelashvili gave an interview for Georgia's TV Formula on HRVP Josep Borrell's visit to Georgia in September 2023. 

Watch the report here. (In Georgian)

Interview with Formula
10 September 2023 - ,
Formula TV
European Commission / INTERVIEW
Interview with RND
Teona Lavrelashvili was interviewed by RND on the reasons behind the recent staffing problems at the European Commission. 

Read the article here. (In German)

Interview with RND
06 September 2023 - ,

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