Sara Svensson is Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies. At the Center for Policy Studies she conducts research on civil society and public administration intersections in Hungary for two Horizon 2020 projects She has taught courses and supervised BA theses at four Swedish universities: Orebro University, Karlstad University, Halmstad University, and University West. She occasionally contributes to broadcast and print media in Sweden, and has worked at different locations as a news journalist for the public service broadcasting company Sveriges Radio. Her academic research focuses on policy formation and governance structures in European cross-border regions, and she has published on that topic in Eurasian Geography and Economy, Journal of European Integration, Regional & Federal Studies, Regions & Cohesion and Journal of Borderlands Studies. She holds a PhD in public policy/political science from CEU, an MA in political science from CEU (1999) and a BA in journalism from Stockholm University (1997).