Geert Laporte is the Director of the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), a network of leading European think tanks with 350 policy researchers working on EU international cooperation for global sustainable development. He is also a Senior Executive at ECDPM.
Over the years he has built a strong network of contacts with EU institutions, successive EU Presidencies, EU member states, the African Union, African regional organisations, ACP institutions and various global institutions and non-governmental organisations.
His areas of interest and specialisation include: EU international partnerships and the 2030 Universal Sustainable Development Agenda with a particular focus on EU policy coherence for sustainable development, governance and democracy support, conflict resolution and security, migration and development, regional integration, multi-stakeholder participation and inclusive partnerships,
He has been involved in extensive policy research, institutional audits and evaluations and has also built a longstanding experience in policy dialogue facilitation.
Geert Laporte holds a Master in Contemporary History and a Master in Development Studies with specialisation in Public Administration from the University of Ghent in Belgium.