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Perle Petit
Programme Assistant
Perle joined the EPC in May 2021 as part of the project on the Conference on the Future of Europe.

She studied a BA (Hons) at the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College), before studying a MSc in Political Science (International Relations) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focus is on democratic backsliding and levels of human rights across the world. During her MSc, she researched electoral practices in South-East Asian states, particularly in terms of freedom of the media and freedom of speech.

Before joining the EPC, Perle worked as a consultant for several UN institutions, including UNESCO and the UNDP.


European Politics and Institutions


Areas of expertise

Democracy, authoritarian regimes, democratic backsliding, human rights, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, elections, ASEAN

Current positions


MSc in Political Science (International Relations) from The University of Amsterdam
MA (Cantab) in English from The University of Cambridge, Queen’s College
BA (Hons) in English from The University of Cambridge, Queen’s College


English, French, Dutch (basic)



Rule of law / OP-ED
The Slovenian EU Presidency will be a search for Europe's heart
By Georg Riekeles , Perle Petit - 06/07/2021

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