Tanel Mätlik graduated from the University of Tartu (Estonia), BA (political philosophy) with honours in 1995. He obtained MA (political philosophy) with honours in 1998. In 1996/1997, he was Soros/FCO Chewening Scholar for research (political theory and philosophy) in the UK, at the University of Oxford. He has worked in various positions in public and private sector, incl. as Lecturer in the University of Tartu, as Counsellor to the Minister for Ethnic Affairs at the State Chancellery, as Programme Officer of MATRA Programme at the Royal Netherlands Embassy and as Director of the Integration and Migration Foundation. Tanel Mätlik has developed project proposals mainly in the fields of education, labour market, health care and civil society. He has a long-term experience in the development of strategies for organisations and policy fields and in the management of organisations, by participating in a number of management-related training courses.