We are excited to announce the launch of our second Policy Leadership Cohort!
After the conclusion of our inaugural cohort that kicked off on October 19, 2023, we are ready to welcome a new group of emerging policy leaders. The Policy Leadership Initiative remains committed to designing tailored offerings for policy practitioners at all stages of their journeys, with a special focus on supporting, educating, and empowering diverse voices in digital policy to drive more impactful and equitable policy outcomes.
Based on the response we got during the Open Call, through which we mapped the needs of policy practitioners - including new entrants, as well as those more established - we have designed the Cohorts to be small groups of between 5-7 members, which are co-designed and facilitated in a peer learning setting.
Our second Cohort consists of five emerging leaders who started their journey on 6 December, 2023. We’ll convene 6 sessions designed to acquire and refine policy and policy-related skills including navigating the EU policy maze; centering narrative, building networks, facilitating power, enhancing negotiation techniques and strategy building.
Meet our Emerging Policy Leaders
We’re excited to announce the members of our second Policy Leadership Cohort:
Aditi Tiwari - Aditi is a master’s student of Law and new technologies at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London. She is passionate about digital philosophy and policy.
Anastasia Siapka - Anastasia is an FWO PhD Fellow at KU Leuven's Centre for IT & IP Law, where she seeks to evaluate the legal and ethical challenges associated with AI-driven automation. She sees a career in policy as the way for achieving research-informed social impact.
Andika Eka - Dika is a program manager with experience in executing initiatives in tech, public policy, and urban planning. He considers research and strategy development to be the two most critical skills in public policy.
Hanna Pishchyk - Hanna is a graduate student based in Strasbourg, exploring legal spaces of digital rights, the impact of EU institutions on digital landscapes in Europe and beyond.
Veszna Wessenauer - Veszna is a passionate human rights researcher dedicated to shaping a fair and equitable digital future. She currently works as a senior program manager at Superbloom.
We continue to accept expressions of interest to participate in the Policy Leadership Cohorts on a rolling basis, and schedule new cohorts and other learning opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this survey .
If you’d like to learn more about the program, including receiving updates about offerings, sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.