Transnational Threats Department
Rasa Ostrauskaite is Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Having joined the OSCE in 2009, Rasa also served as Deputy Director for Policy Support Service at the OSCE’s Conflict Prevention Centre CPC). Previously, she worked for the EU in various capacities: at the EU Council’s Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit; as Political Advisor to the EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina; as Political Advisor to the EUSR in the Southern Caucasus; and Senior Political Advisor to the EUSR for the crisis in Georgia. Prior to that, Rasa worked for the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry both in Vilnius as well as in Lithuania’s Representations to the United Nations in New York and to the EU in Brussels. Rasa holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies and an MPhil in Political Science, both from the Central European University. Rasa has a number of publications on the EU foreign and security policy and the OSCE, including two co-authored books.