Igor TKALEC holds summa cum laude BA degree from University of Zagreb and with merit MA degree from Central European University, both in political science. His academic interests include political economy, governance, and comparative politics, notably in the context of the European Union. He has experience in journalism, blogging, and research projects. Igor’s PhD project encompasses policy coordination and the social policy of the European Union, with a particular focus on pension systems. In his free time, he likes to read graphical novels and do sport.