Making policies work

Geert Laporte

  • EU External Action
  • EU Development Policy
  • Policy Coherence for Development
  • Governance and the Political Dimensions of International Cooperation
  • Conflict and Development
  • Public-private Sector Dialogue
  • Regional Integration
  • Prospective analysis and reflections on the future of EU-Africa and EU-ACP relations
  • Institutional support to Parliaments in Africa


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.

External publications and contributions

    EU-Africa: Breaking the silence and the vested interests

    Great Insights Magazine | Published on 16-11-2017

    EU-Africa relations - Editorial

    Great Insights Magazine | Published on 16-11-2017

    Africa-Europe relations: Time to reboot

    Great Insights Magazine | Published on 16-11-2017

    Geert Laporte

    Senior Executive & Director of European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)




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