Vytis Jurkonis

Project manager at the IIRPS (Vilnius University) Research and Public Affairs Department in 2003-2009. 
Head of the Civil Society Development and Cooperation Division at the Vilnius based think-tank Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) since 2007. Head of the EESC Policy Analysis and Research Division 2010-2012 and a former national researcher for European Foreign Policy Scorecard by the European Council on Foreign Relations.
One of the founders and a member of Vilnius Lyceum Alumni Association and the IIRPS Students' Corporation “RePublica”; member of Lithuanian Political Science Association.
MA in International Relations and Diplomacy and Expert Diploma of the Institute of Human Rights of the Law Faculty of the Complutense University (Madrid) in Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation for Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management, Post-conflict Rehabilitation in International Missions.

Vytis Jurkonis is primarily known as the expert of Belarus related issues, Eastern Partnership region and Russia as well as Lithuanian foreign policy, however his previous engagements also included fact-finding missions to and trainings for civil society activists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan, Cuba, Burma and Georgia.

Additional Information:

Email: vytis.jurkonis [eta] tspmi.vu.lt

Publications:
-Jurkonis V. EU Foreign Policy towards Belarus – Mixing Chess with Checkers. Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, 2013 (30), Vilnius, 2013.
-Ivanauskas V., Janeliūnas T., Jurkonis V., Kasčiūnas L., Lopata R., Pikčiūnas T., Sirutavičius V., Šukytė D.  Visa-free Regime Between Russia and the European Union: Impact on Lithuania. Eastern Europe Studies Centre, 2012.
-Ivanauskas V., Jurkonis V, Kasčiūnas L., Marcinkevičius T., Leonaitė E., Sinica V. Review of the Legal Status of Lithuanian National Minorities Living Abroad. Eastern Europe Studies Centre, 2012.
-Janeliūnas T., Ž. Dambrauskaitė Ž, Jurkonis V., Sirijos Gira V. Lithuanian-Polish Relations Reconsidered: a Constrained Bilateral Agenda or an Empty Strategic Partnership? Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, 2011 (26), Vilnius, 2011.
-Dambrauskaitė Ž., Jurkonis V., Kondratjeva O., Narkevičiūtė J., Pimpė J., Sirijos Gira V. Belarusian Challenge to the New EU Policy: Ignorance Equals Legitimation. Eastern Europe Studies Centre, 2010.
 

Reviews:
- Jurkonis V., Nesaties kodas: Baltarusijos tapatybės paieškos (book reviewed Akudovič V., Nesaties kodas), Politologija (52) nr. 4, 2008, p. 104-110.