Ilina Mangova serves as a Europe Regional Advisor at IRI, providing expertise on good governance, anti-corruption, political parties, public opinion research, and business development. Prior to moving into a regional role, Mangova spent 14 years in various program management roles for IRI in North Macedonia. Throughout her time with IRI, Mangova has consulted political and government leaders, helping them govern more effectively and develop citizen-centered policies and procedures. As Program Director, Mangova re-launched IRI’s office in Skopje in 2014, oversaw the Institute’s public opinion research, and led a multi-year good governance program that was instrumental in supporting many of the Macedonian government’s necessary reforms for Euro-Atlantic integration. Additionally, in her work with Macedonian political parties, Mangova has helped parties develop engagement strategies, reform internal processes, and adequately prepare to govern well.  

Mangova frequently speaks on IRI’s work and political developments in media interviews and at international conferences, and has published articles, op-eds, and papers in several Macedonian and European outlets. Outside of her work with IRI, Mangova has also been engaged in civil society, served as a coordinator for North Macedonia Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) and has taught various courses at the Skopje-based Institute for Communications Studies. As a recipient of the UK Embassy in North Macedonia’s Diversity Fellowship award in 2014, Mangova conducted a visiting fellowship at Policy Network, a think tank in London, United Kingdom. 

Mangova holds a Master’s in Comparative Politics with a specialization in Democracy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. She completed her undergraduate studies in political studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Mangova is co-editor of the book “Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South-East Europe”. 

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