Steven Blockmans

Senior Fellow

Areas of expertise: EU foreign, security and defence policy
Languages: English, French, Dutch

Dr Steven Blockmans is a senior fellow at CEPS (Brussels) and ICDS (Tallinn), visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges & Natolin), and editor-in-chief of the European Foreign Affairs Review. He
is a frequent commentator on EU affairs at major media outlets and regularly briefs senior policy practitioners from the European Union, its member states and G20 country governments. He has testified at the foreign affairs and international trade committees of the European Parliament and the UK House of Commons. He was also a member of a track 1,5 process between the EU and Russia. He
is the author of Tough Love: the EU’s relations with the Western Balkans (Asser Press 2007) and The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy (Rowman & Littlefield 2017) and has (co-)edited
more than 20 volumes, including The EU’s Role in Global Governance (Oxford University Press 2013), The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (Edward Elgar 2018) and a trilogy on Democracy in the
EU (Rowman & Littlefield 2020). He served as rapporteur of high-level task forces on the European Defence Union (2015), EU Institutional Reform (2017), and the European External Action Service
(2021). He was the head of research at the Asser Institute (The Hague), a visiting professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Leuven, and a long-term expert on legal approximation in the framework
of an EU-sponsored project in support of the Ministry of European Integration of Albania.

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