Nina Zakharkina-Berezner is a co-founder and director of a French NGO DestinationEst (D’EST) that aims at opening up a dialogue between Russian civil society and European decision makers and opinion leaders. Her work mainly focuses on advocacy practices and exchange programmes on various subjects such as municipal politics, migration questions, social entrepreneurship and others, helping key civil society actors from Russia share their experience with professionals and policy makers in France and the EU.