Kinga Brudzinska works as Research Associate at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna. Her main research interests lie in the fields of democracy support, EU foreign and defence policy and EU institutional architecture. She works chiefly on Visegrad countries, and Spanish speaking world. Prior to joining IDM, she worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland (Permanent Secretariat of Community of Democracies; Permanent Representation of Poland to the OECD), think tanks such as Polish Institute of International Affairs and GLOBSEC in Slovakia. Kinga holds Ph.D. in Arts of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism from the University of Warsaw.