Currently, Mrs Kosmehl is involved in the new project “Strategies for the European Neighbourhood” of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. Before joining the foundation in 2017, she worked as office director for Ukraine and Belarus at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Kiev. She has also worked on international development projects and legal and judicial reforms at the German International Development Co-operation (GIZ). Her further jobs at the Deutsche Bank Moscow, the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, and at the European Commission make her an expert on Eastern Europe and Russia and the rule of law. In addition to the German First and Second Judicial State Examination in Law, she holds a Master of Laws degree in Public International and International Economic Law from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her publications deal with the introduction of state financing for political parties, academic entrepreneurship and SME policy reforms in Ukraine.