Alexei Jones, French and British national, is a Senior Policy Officer in the European External Affairs team. His academic background is in international and European Law, which he studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence. Alexei holds a PhD in Public International Law and Development Studies from the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis. His doctoral thesis was on civil society participation in Senegal (published by L’Harmattan).
Before joining ECDPM, Alexei has worked as an independent consultant providing technical expertise and policy advice to various public policy institutions and organisations, including the European Commission, CONCORD, ENoP, the ACP Secretariat, and GIZ. Most recently, he has been a counsellor and development policy adviser for several EU Council Presidencies (Latvia, Slovakia, Malta, Estonia), including during the preparation and negotiation of the New European Consensus on Development.
Prior to this, Alexei worked as Policy Officer at the European Commission’s DG DEVCO, as university lecturer and as visiting researcher at ENDA Tiers-monde in Senegal.
Alexei is also a part-time lecturer at Sciences Po Lille.
Senior Policy Officer European External Affairs Programme
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