Zeynep Sanıgök is a research fellow at TÜSİAD and the European Parliament Turkey Forum where she focuses on Turkey and EU relations. Prior to that, Zeynep has been active in a pro-democratic citizens initiative in Turkey. For over three years she was the secretary general of Vote and Beyond, a grass roots pro-democracy movement. She also worked as a project officer for two years in a UNDP project on civil society and regional development in Turkey with public-private partnership. Zeynep holds an MSc with distinction from University of Birmingham following an EU scholarship with a focus on economic policy and development. She also has a BA (high honours) in business administration.