Szilvia Nagy is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at Central European University, Vienna. Her research interests lie at the intersection of foreign policy and cultural diplomacy with a particular attention to emerging practices of civil society involvement. This approach is informed by theories of global governance, practice theory and organisational ethnography. She has wide experience of working with civil society organisations and international NGOs as a project manager and founder of Local Operators’ Platform (LOCOP), a network and research platform. She is a collaborator of the culture Solutions research group on international cultural relations as well as a member of South/South Movement, an independent transnational collective centring around research on the global souths.