Loes van der Graaf

Loes joined PPMI as junior researcher 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. Her work at PPMI is mostly related to policies and projects targeting countries outside the European Union, such as the EU neighborhood and pre-accession states.


Key areas of expertise:

Policy areas: Migration, gender equality, education and VET

Research methods: Interviews and focus groups, desk-based research, surveys



  • 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 support impact assessment on the review of the Written Statement Directive (Directive 91/533/EEC) (DG EMPL)

E-solution:NOWORRIES Agency Developing esthetics.