Leonie Eland


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

A Europe close to citizens’ hearts? The disconnect between the EU and its citizens

Short biography

Leonie Eland studied Political Sciences and International Public Management at Sciences Po Paris. She completed foreign terms at George Washington University and at the University of Cologne. After graduating, she worked for different media outlets and set up her own video blog on EU skepticism, before joining the think-tank European Policy Centre in Brussels. As a Mercator Fellow, she will explore measures and reforms to restore trust in the European institutions and effective means to communicate the EU’s added value for citizens.