Vera Pachta is a Programme Officer of 'Swedish EU-Presidency 2023 & the Democracy Agenda: Informing & Improving Implementation of EU Democracy Policies', Brussels.
The Project is supported by the Swedish Government and based in the Regional Europe Office. In the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU (January-June 2023), the project aims at gathering comprehensive feedback from global democracy actors to analyze the relevance and coherence of key EU external democracy policies.
Before joining International IDEA in June 2022, Patcha worked as Interim Director and Advocacy Manager at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (2015-2022). She was a researcher at OGP Independent Research Mechanism in the Czech Republic (2017-2019) and an external evaluator for the Transition Promotion Program in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (2016-2021). Patcha worked as Senior Research Fellow (2008-2015) at the European Institute for European Policy.
She was the holder of the 2014 PASOS Think Tank Award for the policy paper Taking Stock of the EU Civil Society Funding in the Eastern Partnership Countries.