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Fabian Breuer was a GPPi non-resident fellow until May 2014 and worked as a GPPi project associate in 2007 and 2008. Currently, he is the senior communications advisor to the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP) Josep Borrell at the European External Action Service (EEAS). Before that, he was the head of unit for Communications Planning, Evaluation and Campaigns in the European Investment Bank (EIB). From 2012 – 2016, Fabian worked at the Public Affairs and Communications Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as advisor to the President of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and as a project manager of the European Union Democracy Observatory and the EU Profiler. His research interests include European integration and European foreign and security policy, international organizations, and the global economic system.
From 2008 – 2010, Fabian was a post-doc fellow in the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program offered by the Volkswagen Foundation, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Compagnia di San Paolo. His project focused on socialization and “Brusselisation” in decision-making processes in the European Security and Defense Policy. From 2007 – 2008, Fabian was a project associate with GPPi’s consulting branch, in which he focused on monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholder initiatives and development programs. Prior to joining GPPi, he worked for the Council of Europe and in the press office of Javier Solana at the European Council. He also has experience in journalism and market research.
Fabian holds a PhD in political science from the European University Institute in Florence – with emphasis on European security and defense policy – and an MA in international relations from the University of Amsterdam. Fabian also studied political science, international relations and law at the Dresden University of Technology.