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Robin Huguenot-Noël
Robin Huguenot-Noël
Policy Analyst
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Twitter: @r_huguenotnoel

Robin Huguenot-Noël is a Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC) on the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme.

His research concentrates on EU economic governance, industrial policy and trade.   

Before joining the EPC, Robin worked as Policy Adviser in the UK Treasury, the European Commission (as a Seconded National Expert) and the French Assemblée Nationale. Robin was also Teaching Assistant in the United States (Fulbright scholarship).

Robin graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin (Poland) and holds a master-degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Lille (France) and the University of Münster (Germany). He also holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Birkbeck – London (United Kingdom).

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects in the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme

Area of expertise

Economic governance; EU budget; Industrial Policy and Growth Strategy; Trade; Taxation.

Languages

English, French, German

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Public appearances and Acknowledgments

Brexit, the EU budget and Cohesion Policy
24 November 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël held a presentation on ‘the impact of Brexit on the EU budget and the consequences for Cohesion Policy’ in the framework of an event organised by the Foundation ‘New Direction’ Riga, Latvia.  

EU trade policy
23 November 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël held a presentation about his own role as EPC policy analyst on EU trade policies in the framework of an event organised by NOVE, in Brussels

The future of the EU budget
22 November 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke about the future of the EU budget at a workshop organised by the Foundation of European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels. The event gathered a number of Member of the European Parliament as well as the Director General of DG Regio, Marc Lemaitre. 

EU budget and structural reforms
19 October 2017

On 19 October, Robin Huguenot-Noël presented the main findings of the EPC issue paper ‘Can the EU structural funds reconcile growth, solidarity and stability objectives?’ to scholars of the Europe’s Political Economy working group of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He also attended various economics training organised in the framework of the 2017 edition of the Festival for New Economic Thinking held in Edinburg (Scotland). 

The future of the EU budget
18 October 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at the EU Budget Committee of Business Europe about prospects for reforms and the scope for growth-enhancing policies in the post-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF).

Linking Cohesion Policy & economic governance
17 October 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël and Alison Hunter presented the main findings of the recent EPC issue paper ‘Can the EU structural funds reconcile growth, solidarity and stability objectives?’ to over 60 EU regions gathered under the umbrella of the Lower Austria partnership initiative. The presentation was held at the premises of the Permanent Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU.

Reform of the Eurozone PES conference
12 October 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël moderated the conference: “Making the Euro work for everyone” at the 2017 PES ‘Fair Growth’ conference. The conference held in Brussels featured Maria João Rodrigues, President of FEPS and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Udo Bullmann, MEP and László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment and Social Inclusion.

EU-Africa relationship
29 September 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noel moderated a panel debate on the future of the relationship between the EU and Africa in the framework of the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (France).

EU industrial strategy
27 September 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at the Industrial Affairs Committee of Business Europe about ongoing trends and prospects for the development of an EU industrial strategy. His presentation focused on the reception of the recent Commission’s Communication on a ‘Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy’ and how the review of the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) could better reflect the transformations facing Europe’s industry. He also presented the upcoming EPC taskforce calling for an ‘Industry Action Plan for the EU’.

Social Investment and Juncker Plan
17 July 2017

On 27 March 2017, Robin Huguenot-Noël, participated at a conference on “Social investment and the Juncker Plan” organised by the Jacques Delors Institute, in cooperation with the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council. The report of the event is now available and provides a comprehensive summary of the discussions.

Spending priorities of euro-area countries in "Dialogue on Europe" project
10 July 2017

On 10 July, the German think tank Das Progressive Zentrum summarised Robin Huguenot-Noël's paper on public spending in the euro area as part of the "Dialogue on Europe" project.

Public spending in the Euro area
6 July 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël contributed to a joint paper with Jörg Haas published by the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin.

This Policy Paper analyses data on general government spending in the euro area since the inception of EMU and presents it in seven charts. Despite a set of favourable preconditions for convergence, public spending ratios in the euro area vary widely and have shown no sign of lasting convergence, reflecting primarily national preferences and path dependency. Interactive data visualisation of this study is also available on the website of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin.

Public spending in France and Germany
14 April 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël presented a research paper entitled 'The evolution of public spending in France and Germany: How to realign social protection with EU fiscal commitments?' in the framework of Young Scholars Initiative (YSI)’s Spring Meetings held in Bruegel on 13-14 April 2017. He also participated in other activities of the workshop on Fiscal Union and Social Europe organised by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), a US-based non-profit organisation.

Investment needs in the EMU
27 March 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at a conference on the social dimension of the Investment Plan for Europe organised by the Jacques Delors Institute, in cooperation with the Conseil économique, social et environnemental, in Paris. Other panellists included Samuel Clause (European Investment Bank), José Manuel Fernandes (Member of the European Parliament) and Thomas Bignal (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities).

Imbalances in the eurozone
26 March 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël participated in the 'Sustainable Growth' working group of the Dialogue on Europe project, organised by the Berlin-based think tank Das Progressive Zentrum and the German Federal Foreign Office in Paris. This project gathers actors from the civil society based in Greece, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Robin's presentation focused on socio-economic divergences in the EMU and suggested recommendations to address imbalances in the eurozone. 

Industrial policy in France and in the EU
18 March 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël moderated a debate on the future of industrial policy in France and in Europe in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (France). This debate featured Christian Pierret, former French Minister in charge of industrial policy and innovation, and Philippe Latorre, portfolio manager at Activa capital, an investment fund dedicated to mid-sized French companies. 

Investment plan and focus on human capital
10 March 2017

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at a working meeting with Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for growth, jobs, investment and competitiveness, organised on 10 March 2017 by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC). This discussion with selected experts and stakeholders aimed at taking stock on the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) prior to the debate on its possible extension (EFSI 2.0) in the European Parliament. Robin's contribution built upon recent EPC publications including 'Rethinking the EU’s investment strategy: EFSI 2.0 needs a Social Pillar to address economic insecurity' and "Social Investment First! A pre-condition for a modern Social Europe".

Skills gap in the manufacturing industry
29 November 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at the panel discussion "The New Skills Agenda: Addressing the Skills Gap Facing the European Advanced Manufacturing Industry" organised by the IPC, on 29 November 2016. Other speakers included: Martina Dlabajova, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the "New Skills Agenda" proposal; Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit, D3 VET, DG EMPL, European Commission; Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO, Eurochambres; John Mitchell, President & CEO, IPC.

Investment plan and social services
28 November 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at the Policy Impact Group Seminar "Unlocking the EU Investment Plan for Social Services" organised by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with  Disabilities, on 28 November 2016. The panel debate, which focused on proposals to amend EFSI 2.0, also featured Ms. Romana Tomc, MEP and rapporteur on the EFSI 2.0 proposal; Mr. Jader Cané, Senior Expert, European Commission; and Mr. Dirk Coeckelbergh, Social Investment Expert. Robin's contribution built upon the EPC's publication "Rethinking the EU’s investment strategy: EFSI 2.0 needs a Social Pillar to address economic insecurity".

Meeting with students
22 November 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël, Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer and Norma Rose spoke about the EPC, the New Pact for Europe project and the main challenges the EU is facing to a group of Master students from the University of Nantes.

Crisis impact on Euro-adoption strategies
21 October 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël presented a paper entitled “When to stop a convergence path? The impact of the financial crisis on Latvia’s and Poland’s Euro-adoption strategies” in the framework of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) plenary held in Budapest between 19-22 October. He also participated in the workshops on Europe’s Political Economy organised by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), a U.S. based non-profit organisation. 

Audio-visual media governance in the digital age
11 October 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël introduced and moderated a panel debate entitled “TV, Youtube, Netflix – Need a Fix? Audio-visual Media Governance in the Digital Age” organised by the Friedrich Neumann Foundation. The discussion focused on the evolution of the audio-visual sector in the context of the European Commission’s proposal to update the audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). This event will also inform an upcoming EPC publication on the AVMSD. 

“Inside Brexit: what lessons learned for the EU?“
9 October 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël shared his experience as former British official seconded to the European Commission, and spoke on future prospects for the UK-EU relationship at an event organised by the Alumni Association of the Franco-German double-degree in European Affairs of Sciences Po Lille and the University of Münster.  

Bridging the investment gap
4 October 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke at a working meeting with the President of the Committee of Regions (CoR) on the topic of "Bridging the Investment Gap". This discussion with selected experts and stakeholders helped inform the preparation of the draft opinion which President Markkula will undertake ahead of the discussion and adoption in the CoR's ECON commission in early December.

Brexit and the future of the EU
2 October 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noël spoke on Brexit and the future of the EU at the Roundtable “After Brexit, towards a multi-speed Europe?” organised in the framework of the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.

Financial flows and global economic governance
30 September 2016

Robin Huguenot-Noel introduced and moderated a panel debate presenting Laurent Carroué’s book “La Planète Financière” and the latest issue of the “Images Economiques du Monde” in presence of Laurent Carroué and François Bost. The debate, organised in the framework of the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, focused on the following question: “The financial planet. An economic world going ever faster?”