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EU & Europe

Europa
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  • Robert Demendi
    Robert Demendi
    Regional Co-Director EU & Europe
Robert Demendi
Regional Co-Director EU & Europe

Robert Demendi is Regional Co-Director for EU & Europe.

Robert is currently pursuing a Masters in “International Relations – European Studies” at the Andrássy University Budapest. His thematic focus is on EU policies, Public Diplomacy and EU foreign and security policy. Robert’s other research interests include the mechanisms of cooperation and power relations between EU institutions and the influence of lobby groups on the European legislative process. In the course of his Master’s studies he was a trainee at the German Federal Foreign Office, in the Economic Department of the “Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union” in Brussels. Prior to this, Robert completed a bachelor’s degree in “Energy and Resource Management” and specialized in European and German energy and climate policy. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he completed two internships in Brussels in the field of public affairs. Robert speaks German, English and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

E-Mail: robert.demendi@ifair.eu

  • Julien Strandt
    Julien Strandt
    Regional Co-Director EU & Europe
Julien Strandt
Regional Co-Director EU & Europe

Julien Strandt is Regional Co-Director for EU & Europe.

Julien is currently enrolled in a triple master programme, studying International and European Governance as well as International Affairs. He spends his time between the University of Münster in Germany, Sciences Po Lille in France, and the European campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Italy. During his bachelor, also in Lille and Münster, he specialised in international security and defence matters, writing his thesis about the future of European defence. Julien has gained practical knowledge through internships with the Economic Council in Germany, the Centre for International Crisis and Conflict Studies in Belgium, and at the French Parliament. He speaks German, French, English, Italian, and is learning Russian.

E-Mail: julien.strandt@ifair.eu