Dr Maksymilian (Max) Fras is a policy advisor, researcher and evaluator with over fifteen years of experience in policy analysis, research evaluation and strategic planning in international development and public policy.
Dr Fras holds a PhD in social sciences and extensive experience in high-profile research and evaluation work, including research design, data collection and analysis (application of qualitative and quantitative methodologies), as well as policy analysis and developing recommendations for international organisations. Dr Fras is also an experienced event speaker, facilitator and trainer with ample experience in presenting to demanding, high-profile audiences.
Between 2009 and 2021, he completed a number of policy, research and evaluation assignments for international organisations such as the European Union (youth and social policy, development education, employment) USAID (rule of law and judicial reform), GIZ (employment policy), UNDP (social policy), UNESCO (youth and intercultural dialogue), the British Council (youth research and youth engagement) and the Council of Europe (democratisation, rule of law and human rights). As part of his work for international organisations, Dr Fras provided high-level policy advice and assistance in policy development to the governments of Albania, Georgia and Ukraine.
His geographical expertise covers Europe (notably East and South-East Europe), Eurasia, Middle East and Africa. Dr Fras speaks native Polish, fluent English and Russian and intermediate French and German.
Expertise: EU foreign policy; EU development policy; EU enlargement; Eastern Europe; South Caucasus; Eastern Partnership; Western Balkans; Middle East; Africa; education; youth; youth policy; civil society; research policy; human rights; Council of Europe; United Nations.
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