Vassilis Ntousas is Head of European Operations, German Marshall Fund in Brussels and an Academy Associate at Chatham House in London. His research interests lie in European foreign policy and the EU’s global engagement. Before that he was Senior International Relations Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels. He also held the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy fellowship at Chatham House, where his research focused on the role of the EU in renewing the multilateral system. From 2015-2019, he led the international research and activity programme of FEPS, covering the world’s major regions. He is the author of several policy papers and regularly comments on global affairs for international media outlets. He is also the co-editor of two books published by Routledge, The European Union and China’s Belt and Road: Impact, Engagement and Competition (2021) and EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations (2018).

Vassilis holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations and Politics from the University of Sheffield.