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Damien Helly

Helly Damien
Organisation: European Centre for Development Policy Management

Dr. Damien Helly joined ECDPM in March 2013 and is the Deputy Head of the Strengthening European External Action Programme, where he deals with the strategic, political and institutional dimensions of EU development policies with Africa and ACP countries, contributing to the multidisciplinary nature of ECDPM’s team work. Damien monitors and engages in debates on, for instance, the politics of EU’s aid and trade, policy coherence for development (PCD), EU’s regional strategies in Africa, and EU-Africa relations more generally. He is also visiting professor at the International Relations and Diplomacy Department of the College of Europe in Bruges where he teaches a Masters level course on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). He holds a PhD in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences po) and has published extensively on the EU’s external action.