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Policy Analyst

European Politics and Institutions Programme

The European Policy Centre (EPC) is a leading independent, not-for-profit think tank with expertise in a broad range of policy issues. EPC analysts provide analysis, manage projects and contribute to the EPC’s thought leadership in the programme topics.


The European Politics and Institutions (EPI) Programme, is seeking a Policy Analyst to work on topics related to EU institutions, populism and radicalism, democracy and citizens’ participation. Depending on experience, candidates may also be considered for a Senior Policy Analyst position. The successful candidate will normally be expected to be based in Brussels and would preferably start at the latest in June/July 2024. Analysts are hired on a consultancy basis, with fees offered at local market rates. 

The candidate should have the following profile:

·      University degree in political and social sciences, international affairs, law, economics, or history

·      At least three years of proven expertise in EU institutional and governance issues, populism and radicalism, democracy, citizens’ participation, and good knowledge of national politics in some member state(s);

·      Demonstrated ability to conduct research, write and present high-quality policy analysis;

·      Experience in fundraising and successfully managing complex projects;

·      Strong interest in European affairs and commitment to European integration;

·      Thorough understanding of EU institutions and familiarity with past and current developments in relevant EU policy areas;

·      Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills are a must;

·      Knowledge of research and statistical methods is a plus;

·      Ability to engage and network with experts and stakeholders;

·      Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team;

·      Dynamic, flexible, reliable and detail-oriented;

·      Fluent in English, fluency in at least one other major European language is desirable;

·      A demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Main duties:


·      Developing and implementing the EPC’s activities on EU institutional and governance issues, populism and radicalism, democracy, citizens’ participation, and national politics in some member state(s);

·      Conducting research and writing policy analyses;

·      Managing ongoing projects and identifying opportunities for future initiatives, including producing new ideas and taking initiative on projects and activities, as well as contributing to the organisation of the European Politics and Institutions Programme’s work plan;

·      Overseeing, organising and moderating events, including drafting event proposals, invitations and programmes, identifying and contacting speakers;

·      Liaising with external experts and stakeholders, as well as building and maintaining a network;

·      Supporting and leading fundraising activities for the Programme in the relevant policy areas.

To apply for this position, please email your short motivation letter and  CV, along with sample(s) of your published work, in PDF format, indicating EPI-PA and your name in the email subject line. Applications should be sent to and addressed to Emma Woodford, Chief Operating Officer. 


Deadline for applicationsTuesday 30 April 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Due to of the expected high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in this vacancy

The EPC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and particularly encourage applicants from groups of society that are not well represented in Brussels think tanks, Brussels-based civil society or European policy making.


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