Brigita Šalkutė is an MA student in EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She completed her Bachelor‘s degree in Political Science at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Brigita also has studied and gained valuable knowledge in Georgia and the Czech Republic as an exchange student. Brigita currently focuses on ethno-conflicts, democratization and energy policy in the South Caucasus. She is also interested in the regionalism/region formation processes and the EU-Russia relations.