Making policies work

Damien Helly

  • EU external action
  • European economic diplomacy
  • Cultural affairs

Biography


Damien Helly joined ECDPM in March 2013 and is the co-Head of the European External Action programme, and the Head of the European Economic Diplomacy programme. Damien supervises multidisciplinary projects in EU external action and development policies and practice, focused on innovation and beyond-aid principles.

Damien initiated a culture sensitive approach to EU external action in ECDPM and is the Centre’s reference point on cultural affairs. 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.


Responsibilities

  • To manage programmes staff, strategic orientations and innovation
  • To contribute to all-Centre strategic orientations and the Programme Management Group
  • To identify funding opportunities, develop funding proposals and to effectively secure funds for assigned projects and/or policy facilitation activities
  • To develop knowledge on and methodological approaches to key policy issues through assembling content, undertaking research and brokering knowledge
  • To contribute to team work on Europe-Africa relations

Pre-ECDPM assignments

  • Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
  • Deputy Director of the Observatoire de l’Afrique
  • Project Director and Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group in Southern Caucasus, Moldova and Haiti
  • EU Policy and Advocacy Coordinator for Saferworld

External publications and contributions

    I say yes, you say no: Interpreting international cooperation

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-11-2016

    Migration in Africa Europe relations

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    Too nice to fail? EU external action towards Africa

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    Too nice to fail? EU external action towards Africa

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    Migration in Africa Europe relations

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    Too nice to fail? EU external action towards Africa

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    Too nice to fail? EU external action towards Africa

    Publications | Published on 22-09-2016

    I say yes, you say no: Interpreting international cooperation

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-11-2016

    Four ideas to give Africa its place in the EU Global Strategy

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 05-04-2016

    Les Européens, l’UE : une longue adolescence stratégique

    Talking Points Blog | Published on 05-02-2016

    Culture and Diplomacy: Europe's Enabling Power in an Open World

    GREAT Insights Magazine | Published on 27-03-2014

    Damien Helly

    Deputy Head of Programme Strengthening European External Action

    Nationality

    French

    Languages

    English, French, Russian, Spanish

    Contact

    • +31 (043) 350 29 11
    • dhe@ecdpm.org

    Location

    Maastricht office

    Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 21

    6211 HE Maastricht