The Egmont Institute welcomes two new colleagues (Egmont, Belgium)

Peter Bosch joined the Egmont Institute in March 2022 as a Senior Associate Fellow in the European Affairs programme. His areas of interest include Migration, Labour Markets and Demography.

He has been an official of the European Commission for over 25 years. He started his career in the Secretariat-General. As a staff member in DG’s working on Justice and Home Affairs, he has dealt with different policy fields and gained wide experience in international negotiations. Under the Barroso-II Commission, he was member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Malmström, providing political and policy advice on issues like the future of Home Affairs, Migration, Asylum and international protection, Schengen, visa policy and relations with third countries, in particular Africa and the neighbouring countries.

Before joining the Institute, he was the Advisor to the Deputy Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In this capacity he focussed on the future of cities, sustainable development goals, citizens engagement and foresight.

Peter Bosch is a former Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European Institute, Italy.
He holds a Masters Degree in Law of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Dr Joris Van Bladel studied Social and Military Sciences at the Royal Military academy in Brussels, Slavic Languages and Eastern European cultures at Ghent University, and holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the State University of Groningen. His PhD thesis was entitled: ‘The All-volunteer Force in the Russian Mirror: Transformation without Change’.

During and after his military career (1985-2006), he taught courses and guest lectures at several universities, including the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, the University of Amsterdam, Ghent University, The University of Uppsala, and the Technical University of Berlin. He was a guest researcher at the Center of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Toronto and at the German Institute of International and security affairs in Berlin. Currently, he is a member of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Ministry of Defense. He is a guest commentator on questions related to security & defense and Russian affairs.

Joris Van Bladel’s areas of expertise include Russian military and strategic culture, the Russian ‘soldiers question’, security & defense, (asymmetric) threat analysis, and Strategic forecasting.

He joined the Egmont Institute in March 2022 as a Senior Associate Fellow in the Europe in the World progamme.

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