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Johan Bjerkem
Policy Analyst
Johan Bjerkem is a Policy Analyst at the EPC, working within the Europe's Political Economy Programme. He covers the EU Single Market, trade, industry and digital policy. Together with EPC Senior Adviser Malcolm Harbour, he is in charge of the EPC Single Market Roundtable series. He has also led several EPC projects, such as the Task Force on an ‘Industry Action Plan for the EU' and the Disruptive Technologies series. Before joining the EPC, Johan worked at the Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels. He has also been a trainee at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the EU Delegation to Norway. Johan graduated from the College of Europe and holds a MA in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, as well as a BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

PROGRAMME

Europe’s Political Economy

PROJECTs

Single Market Roundtable series, An Industry Action Plan for the EU, Disruptive Technologies Series

Areas of expertise

Industrial policy, Single Market, Digital, Trade

Current positions

Policy Analyst

Education

MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
MA in European Affairs, Sciences Po Paris
BA in Political Science, University of Oslo

Languages

Norwegian, French, English, German, Italian (basic)

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Publications

Industrial policy / ISSUE PAPERS
An Industry Action Plan for a more competitive, sustainable and strategic European Union
By Marco Giuli , Connecting Europe Claire Dhéret , Johan Bjerkem , Marta Pilati , Stefan Sipka - 07/11/2019
Single market / DISCUSSION PAPER
Making the Single Market work: Launching a 2022 masterplan for Europe
By Malcolm Harbour , Johan Bjerkem - 28/08/2019
Circular economy / DISCUSSION PAPER
Creating a digital roadmap for a circular economy
By Social Europe & Well-being Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Johan Bjerkem - 05/07/2019
Industrial transformations / COMMENTARY
A new future for European industry
By Fabian Zuleeg , Johan Bjerkem , Marta Pilati - 18/12/2018


Contributions

Single market / CONFERENCE
Challenges and Lessons for a post-Brexit EU
Johan Bjerkem participated in a panel discussion on the impact of Brexit on the future of the Single Market and EU cooperation


16 October 2019 - Brussels,
Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
EU Governance / INTERVIEW
Upgrading the Single Market Scoreboard as a Governance Tool
Johan Bjerkem contributed to the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) study on upgrading the Single Market Scoreboard as a Governance Tool for the Single Market, for the European Commission


20 September 2019 - Brussels,
Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES), on behalf of the European Commission
Single market / ROUNDTABLE
Meeting of the European Business Service Alliance
Johan Bjerkem presented the EPC publication 'Making the Single Market Work' at a meeting of the EBSA

19 September 2019 - Brussels,
European Business Service Alliance (EBSA)


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