Experts & Staff

Pawel Zerka

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU

Languages

English, French, Spanish and Polish

Biography

Pawel Zerka is a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

He contributes to ECFR’s Re:shape Global Europe project, which seeks to develop new strategies for Europeans to understand and engage with the changing international order. Pawel is also engaged in the analysis of the European public opinion as part of ECFR’s Unlock Europe’s Majority initiative and in discussions about Europe’s economic statecraft. He also works on Polish and European foreign policy. Based at ECFR’s Paris office, he has been part of the team since August 2017.

Previously, Zerka worked as expert and head of programmes at two leading Polish think tanks, demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy and WiseEuropa. Zerka holds a PhD in economics and a master’s degree in international relations from the Warsaw School of Economics, having also studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux and Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Publications

How to govern a fragmented EU: What Europeans said at the ballot box

The results of the European election confront EU leaders with a considerable challenge: navigating a new, more fragmented, and polarised political environment

Keeping Europe safe after Brexit

The context Now is not the moment for either the European Union or the United Kingdom to risk allowing the political tensions around Brexit to…

Articles

Specials

Podcasts

Can the Frugals transform the EU?

The geopolitical grouping known as the “frugal four” — Austria, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands — has emerged as a key power centre in this year’s negotiations over the EU’s next budget and the covid-19 recovery fund. Does “frugality” actually reflect the public sentiment in those countries?

In the media