István Pócza, international relations expert. He is the director of research for the Danube Institute. He earned his BSc and MSc degrees in European Studies from the Institute of Political and International Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. From 2015 to 2016, he worked at the Migration Research Institute. Concurrently, he worked at Századvég Foundation first as a research fellow, then as a senior research fellow until 2018. Between 2018 and 2020, he worked as a senior research analyst at the Budapest- based Center for Fundamental Rights as a foreign relations expert, focusing primarily on European politics, especially Austria and Germany.