Areas of expertise
European foreign policy; southern neighbourhood; EU-Africa relations; multilateralism and the UN; Franco-German relations
French, English, German, Spanish, Turkish (intermediate)
Lauriane Devoize is a policy fellow with the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining ECFR, she worked as a French career diplomat, including as first secretary at the French Embassy in Berlin. In that role, her focus was foreign policy and security issues in Africa, particularly the Sahel and EU-Africa relations, and the Middle East.
Devoize also has expertise in multilateral issues and peacekeeping in Africa and the Middle East having worked in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) team at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris and on secondment at the German Foreign Ministry at the beginning of Germany’s UNSC mandate. She previously gained experience at the European Commission (at the directorate general for trade, southern neighbourhood) and the German society for International cooperation.
She holds an MA in public affairs from Sciences Po Paris, where she has also been a lecturer in international relations.