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Paul Butcher
Policy Analyst
Paul Butcher is a Policy Analyst in the European Politics and Institutions Programme. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Master of Arts in Southeast European Studies from the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. He joined the EPC in 2017 and contributes to the programme’s work on EU enlargement, citizens’ participation, and online disinformation. His primary research interests include European party politics, nationalism, and the impact of digital technology on democratic systems, with a particular focus on the Balkans.

Before joining the EPC, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. He has previously completed traineeships at the European Parliament under Alyn Smith MEP and with SOS Children’s Villages in Vienna.


European Politics and Institutions


European Citizens' Consultations, Disinformation and 'fake news', EU enlargement to the Balkans, The citizens' participation toolkit in the EU

Areas of expertise

      Citizen participation, disinformation, democracy,
EU reform, Western Balkans, EU enlargement

Current positions

Policy Analyst


MA in Southeastern European Studies, Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria
BA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages, University of Cambridge, UK


English, German, Italian, Bosnian (basic)




Future of Europe / PANEL DISCUSSION
Challenges to Democracy in the European Elections

Challenges to Democracy in the European Elections
24 June 2019 - European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Model European Union, Strasbourg
Citizen participation / PUBLICATION
European View, Volume 18

10 June 2019 - Brussels, Belgique/Belgie
Wilfried Martens Centre
Disinformation / COMMUNITY MEETING
Online disinformation and the EU's response

04 March 2019 - Brussels, Belgique/Belgie

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