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Raúl Villegas
Programme Assistant
Raúl Villegas is a Programme Assistant in the Europe in the World Programme, working on EU-Asia relations, EU foreign policy, and international trade.

Before joining the EPC, Raúl was a Schuman trainee at the European Parliament and worked at the European Commission. He also worked as an academic assistant and junior lecturer at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and as a research assistant at the University of Chicago.

Raúl holds a B.A. in Linguistics and English Literature from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Cambridge University. He is currently finishing an M.A. in International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he was a Fulbright scholar.


Europe in the World


EU-China Think Tank Exchanges; EPC Talks Geopolitics

Areas of expertise

International trade and security, great power competition, multilateralism, East Asia

Current positions

Programme Assistant


M.A. in International Relations, University of Chicago
Erasmus+ Exchange, Cambridge University
B.A. Linguistics and English Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Spanish, English, French, German, Romanian (basic), Italian (basic)



Economic governance / COMMENTARY
Smart diversification: Economic security through diplomacy
By Ricardo Borges de Castro , Raúl Villegas - 21/09/2023

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