Julie Mariën holds a Master of Sciences with distinction in Environmental Sciences from the University of Antwerp. She wrote her dissertation on “the gender sensitiveness of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) of Asia”. She also holds a Master of Sciences with distinction in Comparative International Politics from the Catholic University of Leuven where she wrote her thesis on “the European policy against desertification in the European Union”. During her Bachelor in Political and Social Sciences she was an exchange student at the National University of Ireland in Galway. She was also enrolled in a course on development cooperation at the Belgian development agency (BTC).
Julie’s research interests include European policy, sustainability, international environmental politics, gender studies and climate governance.
Next to working on general communications, she provided assistance to staff members within the context of ongoing projects. She was responsible for the preparation of project-linked documents, summaries and meetings. Julie worked under the supervision of Luk Van Langenhove and Ewout Ramon until the end of June 2014.