Ágnes CsontaSenior Advisor

Areas of expertise
  • Justice and fundamental rights
  • European law and institutions
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Project management
  • Development and drafting of proposals
  • 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)
  • Hungarian, Romanian, English

Ágnes Csonta is a Legal Advisor who joined Milieu in December 2019. 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.

Ágnes has over 10 years of professional experience, including management of projects and coordination of teams of experts covering all EU Member States, quality assurance of deliverables, qualitative and quantitative data collection, legal and policy analysis and drafting of studies/reports. At Milieu she has been involved in the management and implementation of several larger projects in DG HOME and DG JUST policy areas, covering topics such as confiscation and asset recovery, legal protection against discrimination on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, procedural safeguards for vulnerable adults who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings, firearms and drugs trafficking, etc.  Ágnes has also participated in the management of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA) Framework Contract for data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in Hungary.

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.

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