Expertise
International and political affairs, minority issues, inter-ethnic relations, social movements (namely self-determination move­ments), border studies, migration, transnational networks, democratization and (environmental) governance

Regional expertise
East Central & South Eastern Europe, Switzerland, EU, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia

Fieldwork
Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine

Languages
German, Hungarian, English, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish

Education
PhD and MSc in Geography (University of Bern), MA in International Relations and European Studies (Central European University), CAS in Entrepreneurship and CAS in Higher Education (University of Bern)

Visiting Fellowships / Research Visits
Harvard University (Center for European Studies, Department of Government), Princeton University (Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination), Columbia University (East Central European Center), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Geographical Institute), European Commission & Parliament

Employers
University of Bern (Institute of Geography), University of Fribourg (Department of Geosciences, Department of Historical Sciences), University of Klagenfurt (Department of Geography and Regional Studies), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Der Bund (Verlag AG), Infel AG (Corporate Publishing), Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), Forum Ost-West (FOW), Movendo (Bildungsinstitut der Gewerkschaften)

Commissions of Trust
Reviewer for: European Commission (Research Executive Agency), Springer, Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (MÖGG), Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, European Countryside
Member: Editorial Board, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin; Committee of the Hungarian Science Abroad, Academy of Sciences, Matura-Experte for Geography, Canton of Berne

Skills
Research, project development, project coordination and management, project evaluation, teaching, intercultural communication, interdisciplinary work

Contact
bfilep [at] giub.unibe.ch