Radost Zaharieva works as a human rights monitor for France at the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). She is also an independent researcher and a freelance expert on Roma language. She holds a joint M.A in International Relations and European Studies from the universities of Paris Sorbonne and Cergy-Pontoise, as well as a B.A in International Relations and Romani language from the INALCO, in Paris. Radost’s work focuses on Roma rights defense through research, advocacy and litigation. Moreover, she specialises in Roma policies and projects by providing human rights reviews and political analyses, including blog contributions for the ERRC. She has extensive experience working on Roma issues on both local and national levels in Bulgaria and France, and has notably conducted research in the field of social, cultural and political rights.