Ágnes CsontaLegal Researcher

Agnes Csonta

agnes.csonta[at]milieu.be

Areas of expertise
  • Justice and fundamental rights
  • European law and institutions
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Project management
  • Development and drafting of proposals
Education
  • MA in Human Rights Policy and Practice, University of Gothenburg (SE), University of Deusto (ES) and University of Roehampton (UK)
  • MA in European Union Law, University of Bucharest (RO)
Languages
  • Hungarian, Romanian, English

Ágnes Csonta is a Romanian and Hungarian national who joined Milieu in December 2019 as Legal Researcher. She holds a Master’s degree in European Union Law from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and multiple Master’s degrees awarded between the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Deusto (Spain) and University of Roehampton (UK) within the Joint Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice. During her studies in London, she was an intern at Minority Rights Group International.

Prior to joining Milieu, Ágnes worked for seven years in the fields of minority protection and human rights, both in the governmental and non-governmental sectors. As advisor at the Department for Interethnic Relations of the Romanian Government, she contributed to the implementation of the governmental policy for promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities. In the civil society sector, she worked with the Centre for Legal Resources, a Romanian human rights watchdog NGO, where she was involved in different phases of project-cycle management, while extensively participating in data collection, legal analysis and drafting of reports on various topics as well.

One of the largest data collection and research project that she participated in was the implementation of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s Framework contract on fundamental rights issues in Romania (2011-2014). This consisted of conducting background and field researches in areas such as access to justice, child rights, data protection, equality and non-discrimination, rights of people with disabilities, victims’ rights, asylum, etc. She supported the management of the research projects and the coordination of the Romanian network of legal and social experts. As legal expert herself, she contributed to the collection of relevant information, drafting of country reports and submission of high-quality deliverables. Furthermore, Ágnes was engaged in the implementation of several projects funded by the European Commission or other donors, carrying out legal and policy assessments and contributing to writing studies, guides and policy/position papers.

Ágnes is Hungarian native speaker and she is fluent in English and Romanian.