Vera Messing is a research fellow at the Center for Policy Studies since 2008 as well as a senior research associate of the Institute of Sociology at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2004. She earned her PhD in Budapest, Corvinus University in 2000. She has over 15 years’ of experience in empirical research on ethnicity, minorities, migration, social exclusion, media representation of vulnerable groups and ethnic conflicts. Her work focuses on comparative understanding of different forms and intersections of social inequalities and ethnicity and their consequences. She is specifically interested in policy and civil responses to ethnic diversity in the field of education and labour market. The main focus of her research has been employment and education of minorities in Europe, migration and migrant inclusion. At CPS, she has been involved in the coordination of the FP7 research project EDUMIGROM, she was a workpackage leader in the FP 7 funded project NEUJOBS, lead the Hungarian team of ASSESS - Integration of Vulnerable Migrants and the Bridge to Business: Bridging Young Roma and Business project. In addition she is a lead researcher of the Hungarian team of the European Social Survey. She has published in academic journals such as Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power; Ethnicities; Ethnic and Racial Studies; European Education, Intercultural Education. She recurrently consults domestic civil and governmental institutions on issues of employment and education of vulnerable groups.