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Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer
Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer
Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 286.11.92
Twitter: @YSRittelmeyer

Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer is a Policy Analyst in the EPC’s European Politics and Institutions Programme.

From 2011 to 2014, he has been a Research Fellow in the Study Committee for Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) in Paris, France. In addition, he has gained professional experience by working in European or French public organizations (European Commission, European Parliament, French Embassy in Berlin).

He received a PhD in political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) for a dissertation on the institutionalization of the European Council. He also holds a Master's degree in European studies from this university as well as a graduate certificate in research formation from the Institute of European Studies (ULB). He also graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg and has spent one academic year at the Freie Universität Berlin.

He has published several books (The European Council and European Governance. The commanding heights of the EU, Routledge, 2013, co-edited with François Foret; Despre Parlamentul European, democratizare şi democraţie, Iasi, Editura Institutul European, 2011, written with Nathalie Brack, Ramona Coman and Cristina Stanculescu; Les Sommets restreints et l’Union européenne, L’Harmattan, 2006) and articles as well in academic reviews as for journals with a broader readership. He regularly writes articles covering European as well as French-German issues.

He is currently an Associate Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Politics (CEVIPOL) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Internal Responsibilities

Coordination or support for several projects within the European Politics and Institutions Programme.

Area of expertise

Franco-German Relations, European Governance, European Council, Rotating presidencies, European Elections, Franco-German and European institutional and political issues.


English, French, German

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En Marche l'Europe? - A strategy to implement democratic conventions
11 January 2018

How can President Macron’s idea of ‘democratic conventions’ be best realised in practice?

Germany and the next French president: in search of the best partner
20 April 2017

Whom would the Germans rather see become the next French president?

The 2017 elections across Europe: facts, expectations and consequences
14 March 2017

Europe may catch a break with the upcoming elections in key member states, but not a free pass

Will Brexit revive the Franco-German engine?
26 January 2017

Assessing the Franco-German imbalance following Brexit