Nora Milotay is a policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), working on issues of European social policy at the Economic Policies Unit. She joined EPRS in November 2015 after having worked on several aspects of education policy, particularly in relation to schools in Hungary and then for many years at the European Commission, including DG Education and Culture.
From 2010 onwards she built up European policy cooperation within the field of early childhood education and care that has gained an increasingly important role within the Europe 2020 Strategy. From 2012 – 2014 she led and managed the thematic working group of member states policy-makers, researchers, and practitioners on early childhood education and care within the Open Method of Coordination. at the European Commission that has prepared a proposal for a Quality Framework in ECEC in 2014, which has since been used by several Member States for shaping national policies in the field. Her main areas of interest are issues of inequality, governance and social innovation.
With a background in both research and practice, Ms. Milotay’s focus is on the intersection of research, policy, and practice. A historian by training, she holds a BA Hons. from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, an MA from the Central European University, Budapest and an MPhil and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.