Rilka Dragneva is a Professor of International Legal Studies at the School of Law, University of Birmingham, UK. Dragneva’s main research interests focus on regional integration, EU external policy, legal reform and international diffusion of norms with a special reference to Eastern Europe. Her recent publications focus on the internal and external dynamics of Eurasian economic integration, including its relation to EU’s initiatives in the post-Soviet region and to cooperation within the wider Eurasian space. Dragneva’s work has strong comparative and interdisciplinary elements. Her expertise in the field has enabled her to engage in interactions with policy-makers and leading think-tanks, law reform technical assistance projects, and professional training activities.