Position 
Research Assistant to the Director
Phone 
+32 50 47 12 01
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
25/04/2013
Research Interests 

Monitoring Regional Integration
Cross-border Cooperation
European Union Politics

Education 

M.A., European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives, University of Leuven
B.Sc., Political Sciences, Major: International Politics, Ghent University and Istanbul Bilgi University

Biographical Statement 

Mr. Ewout Ramon is the Research Assistant to the Director at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS). Apart from offering academic and policy support to the Director, Ewout is UNU-CRIS’ focal point in the UNU network for communications, ICT and project management, and coordinates the UNU-CRIS internship programme. He is also the designated gender officer, acts as the UNU-CRIS Green focal point in the Belgian UN network and is involved in the RIKS project. In the past, Mr. Ramon worked on several projects as a Project Researcher. Finalised projects include the FP7 EU project GR:EEN, which dealt with the future role of the EU in the emerging global order; a feasibility study on transnational higher education initiatives; and a study on cross-border cooperation in the Zeelandic-Flemish border region.

Mr. Ramon holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from the University of Ghent and a Master’s degree in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives from the University of Leuven. During his studies, he also pursued a one year exchange programme in International Relations at the Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey.

Mr. Ramon also participated as the representative of Zimbabwe to the African Development Bank during MUN-NY, was chief responsible of his local youth movement, was a research intern at a European political party and its think tank in Brussels, was a data analyst for a company offering services in the domain of fleet safety and reduction of fuel consumption in Leuven, and started at UNU-CRIS as a communication intern in April 2013.