Bouckaert, Reinhilde

Position 
Project Researcher
Phone 
32 50 47 11 02
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
02/07/2018
Research Interests 

Parliamentary diplomacy
Climate governance
Regional integration
European and global security

Education 

MA, Political Science, Université catholique de Louvain
MANAMA, Conflict and Development, Ghent University
MA, Business Administration, University College Ghent

Biographical Statement 

Reinhilde Bouckaert holds a Master Degree in Political Science from the University of Louvain (UCL) where she focused on International Relations and Geopolitics. In her dissertation she investigated how renewable energy could improve the energy security of the EU. At Ghent University she followed a Master after Master in Conflict and Development for which she conducted a three months research participating in the EU CHERLA project in Peru. At the University College in Ghent she studied Business Administration where she wrote a dissertation on the external cost of transport. During this study she stayed for three months in Norway as an Erasmus exchange student and completed an internship at the Belgian Embassy in Dublin. At the Institute for European Studies she followed a postgraduate certificate in Civilization, European History, Institutions and Decision-making.

Before starting her position as a Project Researcher in the framework of the PADIRE project - Parliamentary Deliberation in Inter-Regional Relations: an Analysis of Climate Change Debates in the EU’s Parliamentary Assemblies with the ACP, the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Eastern Neighborhood Regions - she worked for several years as an energy and climate analyst advising the Federal Minister of Energy and Climate and the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the EU. During this function Reinhilde continued improving her knowledge on climate change via following relevant subjects of a Master of Science in Complementary Studies in Economics at Ghent University and Environmental Studies at the Open University in the UK.