Dr. Benedikt Erforth

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political Science

Work areas:

  • EU development policy
  • Development finance
  • EU-Africa relations
  • EU security policy in the Sahel


since 4/2019 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and Transnational Cooperation"
5/2015 - 12/2018 Sciences Po Paris, France
Teaching Fellow in International Relations and European Politics
9/2011 - 5/2015 Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
PhD in International Studies
9/2010 - 7/2011 Assemblée nationale, Paris, France
Parliamentary Assistant
9/2009 - 7/2010 The University of Edinburgh, UK 
MSc in International Relations and European Politics
10/2006 - 7/2009 Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen / Université Aix-Marseille III, Germany / France
Dual BA in History and Political Science
11/2005 - 7/2006 European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Parliamentary Assistant

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces