Senior Fellow, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the ICDS
Dr Steven Blockmans is a Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the ICDS, Director of Research at CEPS (Brussels), Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam and editor-in-chief of the European Foreign Affairs Review. He is a frequent commentator on EU affairs at major media outlets and regularly briefs senior policy practitioners from the European Union, its member states and G20 country governments. He has testified at the foreign affairs and international trade committees of the European Parliament and the UK House of Commons. He is a member of the track 1,5 process between the EU and Russia since 2017 and has participated in track 2 processes between the EU and Australia, India, Mexico and the UK. Dr Blockman has advised governments of third countries on their relations with the EU and worked on numerous technical assistance projects in wider Europe and Asia. He previously served as Head of Research at the Asser Institute and from 2010 to 2014, he was a special visiting professor at the Law Faculty of University of Leuven. From 2007 to 2009 he served as a long-term expert on legal approximation in the framework of an EU-sponsored project in support for the Ministry of European Integration of Albania.