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Dr. Robert Stüwe completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bonn with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology. In 2014 he completed the Master of European Studies – Governance and Regulation at ZEI. In 2020, he earned his PhD in Political Science with a thesis on the EU's external energy policy ("magna cum laude") under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt. Since November 2015, he works as a Research Fellow at ZEI. He coordinates the research project "Governance and Regulation in the European Union" on the policies of the EU institutions and has editorial responsibility for the ZEI Monitor, the ZEI Insights and the Future of Europe Observer. He will be the editor of the upcoming book "The Juncker Commission: Politicizing EU Policies", which will be published by Nomos. 

In addition, he is a Research Affiliate at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) of the Central European University (CEU) and a visiting lecturer at the Andrássy University in Budapest. As a guest speaker, he also analyzes developments in European politics in front of a non-scientific audience (Gustav Stresemann Institute, Goethe Institute, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Johannes-Albers-Bildungsforum, Bundeswehr, Vocational College Bonn-Duisdorf, Friedrich Ebert Foundation) and for domestic and foreign broadcasting (Phoenix TV, WDR 5,  bonnFM, ERR - Estonian Public Broadcasting, Radio 100.7 - Luxembourg, TASR - News Agency of the Slovak Republic) as well as for news magazines (Euractiv, Börsen-Zeitung).



As author

Policy Paper "Die innere Regimefrage als Schlüsselfaktor für die EU-Außenpolitik", in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZFAS) - Kurzfassung, July 2019.

Policy Paper  "Reconciling core state power integration with market regulation? The potential of the Macron-Rutte alliance", CENS Policy Paper No. 15, November 2018 (with L. Janulewicz).

Conference Paper “Smart Politicisation via Key Policies: How to Strengthen the Sense of Belonging to the EU", Graduate Workshop “Citizenship and Belonging in Europe – Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”, 20-24 November 2017, Menaggio, Italy.

Essay "One goal – two ways: Testing the feasibility of Macron and Juncker’s EU visions", ZEI Insight No. 51 (Link:, Bonn 2017 (with T. Panayotopoulos).

Policy Paper “EU External Energy Policy in Natural Gas: A Case of Neofunctionalist Integration?”, ZEI Discussion Paper C 241/2017.
Reprinted by Natural Gas World Magazine / Global Gas Perspectives (Link:, 26 August 2017.

Article: „Der (junge) deutsch-ungarische Blick auf Europa“, Article, 6th of November 2016, in: Budapester Zeitung.

"The EU Commission’s Energy Security Package: A Challenge To Russia’s Gas Dominance?", ZEI Insight No. 37, Bonn 2016.

"New Strategy for Completing the Single Market: A New Chance?", ZEI Insight No. 26, Bonn 2015.

"Verschärfte Korruptionsgesetze in den USA", FNF International News 1-2012, p. 46, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit.

As editor

ZEI-MEDAC Future of Europe Observer “Euro-Mediterranean Relations: From Illegal to Legal Migration?”, No.. 6 No. 3, September 2018.

ZEI Future of Europe Observer “Taking Stock of the EU Global Strategy”, Vol. 6 No. 2, June 2018 (with A. Donnelly).

"The Juncker Commission: Third Year Review", Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 2018 (with T. Panayotopoulos).

“The EU Global Strategy: Power of Perceptions”, Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 5 No. 2, April 2017 (with S. Brammer and T. Panayotopoulos).

"The Juncker Commission: Second Year Review", Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2017 (with S. Brammer and T. Panayotopoulos).

"Post BREXIT EU", Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 2016 (with S. Brammer and T. Panayotopoulos).

 "The EU Economy: A Construction Site", Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2016 (with T. Panayotopoulos).

Presentations and Panel Contributions

Panel contribution “The Idea of Resilience in the EU’s Energy Union Governance“ zur Konferenz “The Vision for the EU’s Future Energy Security”, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung / Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) at the Central European University, 12 March 2019, Budapest.

Presentation: "ZEI Monitor: EU Legislative Progress 2014-2019", 29th European GSI Summer School, Gustav Stresemann Institut Bonn, 22 September 2018, Bonn.

Contribution to the ZEI Alumni-Panel „Re-energizing the EU“, ZEI Final Ceremony for the Master of European Studies "Class of 2018", 29 June 2018, Bonn.

Presentation and Discussion: "Macron's, Juncker's and Rutte's Ideas on the Future of Europe in the Tension between Centralisation and Regionalisation", weekend course by the Europanetzwerk Deutsch (German Foreign Office / Goethe-Institut), 23 June 2018, Bonn.

Presentation: “European Crisis Management in the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine and the Consequences for Energy Security", 9 March 2018, German Embassy Budapest / Andrássy University.

Chair of the Working Group “Ukraine: Domestic Reform Agenda” at the conference „Ukraine – The Limits of Diplomacy“ hosted by Andrássy-University Budapest / German Embassy Budapest / Konrad- Adenauer-Foundation, 14 September 2017.

Presentation: „Neue Medien in der Wissenschaft“, XVII. Europakolloquium, Hanns Martin Schleyer-Stiftung, Münstertal, Schwarzwald, 21-22 April 2017.

Presentation: “Key EU initiatives for enhancing competitiveness in Central Eastern Europe“, 26th Annual Convention of the German-Hungarian Forum (Institut für Europäische Politik, iep) , 26 October 2016, Andrássy University Budapest.

Presentation: „The European Union and the Paris Climate Agreement - Strategies, Tactical Approaches and Expectations“, International Colloquium “Outlook to Paris: Global Challenges - National Contributions”, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, 11 November 2015, Bonn.



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