Bella Nestorova leads the Centre of Expertise on Civil Society at the European Commission’s DG NEAR. She steers EU policy support for civil society in the Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries, and oversees the portfolio of civil society projects in the Eastern Neighbourhood. Previously, Bella led EU cooperation with the countries of the Eastern Neighbourhood in the areas of climate change, energy, energy efficiency, environment, and transport, and with the counties of Central Asia in the areas of good governance and rule of law. Before joining the European Commission, she worked on international cooperation and sustainable development at the International Food Policy Research Institute, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund.
- Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
- 9.00 – 9.50