Linking policy and practice in international cooperation

Anna Knoll

  • Post-2015 development agenda
  • Migration and development
  • Policy coherence for development


Anna Knoll, a German national, is a Policy Officer in the Strengthening European External Action Programme at ECDPM. Having an academic background in philosophy, economics (Bachelor in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth) and in International Political Economy (Master from the London School of Economics), Anna’s interests and expertise lie in the field of political economy, migration and development and trade and development. Before joining ECDPM, Anna worked as a Stagiaire at the European Commission in the Trade and Development Unit of DG Trade. Her current activity focuses on the Development Cooperation in the context of the post-2015 global framework for development, specifically the role of the EU, EU’s Migration and Development policies and the EEAS in peace mediation and conflict resolution.

Areas of Work

  • European Report on Development 2013
  • European development cooperation beyond 2015
  • EU External Action
  • Migration-Development Nexus and European Migration policies
  • Policy Coherence for Development

Pre-ECDPM Assignments

  • Stagiaire at European Commission, DG Trade, Trade and Development, Unit Economic Partnership Agreements – Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Overseas Countries and Territories, Brussels
  • Fellow at United Nations World Food Programme, Learning and Performance Management, Rome
  • Research Intern at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to South Korea, Seoul

External publications and contributions

    Anna Knoll

    Policy Officer Strengthening European External Action Programme and Conflict, Security and Resilience Programme




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