Achim Ladwig, MA

Chief of Division Social and Digital Media & Publications at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels

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Achim Ladwig is Chief of Division at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels and responsible for social and digital media & publications. In 2015 he was the European Union Fellow in residence at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston MA. Prior to that, he was the speechwriter for the Vice-President of the European Commission in Brussels and responsible for press and communication matters. He is a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School and a regular guest lecturer on post-graduate European Studies, Development and Global Affairs at the University of Aachen, Germany. He has been a staff member of the European Union, posted both in Brussels and outside Europe since 2000. He dealt extensively with the EU’s relation with countries in the Horn of Africa, and served at EU Embassies in Khartoum (Sudan), Baghdad (Iraq), and Freetown (Sierra Leone) and was responsible for political affairs, as well as development cooperation. He graduated with an M.A. degree in Sociology and in Political Science at the University of Aachen.

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