Agnese Lāce


Agnese Lāce is PROVIDUS senior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration, working on several national and international research projects. 

Agnese’s research interests are diaspora and return migration policies, citizenship policies, and the development and implementation of immigration and integration policies. She holds a masters degree in political science from the University of Latvia, a joint European masters in sociology with specialization in international migration and social cohesion from the Universities of Amsterdam, Deusto and Osnabrueck. Currently Agnese is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Koc University in Istanbul.

Agnese’s previous professional experience includes positions at several governmental and municipal institutions, research assistantship at the Office of OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, position of a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Migration Research Institute at Koc University, and position of a migration and diversity expert at Society Integration Foundation. Agnese has worked as a consultant for UNHCR, and is also a researcher at the University of Latvia.

Agnese is an ambassador for a campaign entitled ‘Openness is Value’ promoting openness to diversity.