Vladislava Gubalova is a research fellow in the Future of Europe Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. She received her PhD in Political Science from the Southern Illinois University in the United States, a Master in International Affairs from the Missouri State University, and a Master in Business from the Victoria University in Australia. She is an expert on EU politics, EU institutions and on comparative domestic politics. Her other interests include the digital transformation, international organizations and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of chapters in books, academic and press articles, and various analyses on the European Union.