Loes van der Graaf

Loes joined PPMI in summer 2017, following previous experiences as student research assistant, as trainee at the EU Delegation in Tajikistan and as assistant for EU projects in the UK. Loes has an interdisciplinary background with degrees in law, history and international relations and has experience with a wide range of policy areas. At PPMI, Loes works on diverse projects, often related to countries outside the EU.


Key areas of expertise:

  • Policy areas: Law, employment, education, human rights and gender equality
  • Research methods: Quantitative data analysis using SPSS, surveys, desk research


  • LLM International and European Union Law, Vilnius University (Estimated Completion: 2018)
  • MA in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy, University of Siena, Italy, 2015
  • LLB in Dutch Law, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013
  • BA in History, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013
  • Erasmus student, University of Vienna, Austria, 2012


Selected projects:

  • Study to design and carry out a nation-wide study on the profiles of children with low-learning levels (UNICEF Uzbekistan, 2018)
  • Evaluation of the ETF Torino Process (ETF, 2018)
  • Study to support impact assessment on the review of the Written Statement Directive (Directive 91/533/EEC) (DG EMPL, 2017)
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