Joren Verschaeve is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for EU Studies at UGent. Joren joined the Centre for EU Studies of Ghent University in October 2011. In July 2015 he obtained his doctoral degree EU studies, focussing on EU development cooperation at large and the relationship between the EU and the OECD-DAC more specific. He also holds a Master degree in EU studies from Ghent University. During his PhD research, Joren has been a visiting scholar at the Centre d’études Européennes – Sciences Po in Paris (2013). His main interests, expertise and teaching experience covers the area of EU external policy, with a particular emphasis on EU development policies and the relationship between the EU and international institutions.