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Julia Keutgen

Programme Manager, Supporting Team Europe Democracy

Julia Keutgen is a Programme Manager for the Supporting Team Europe Democracy project (STED) with the Regional Europe Programme in Brussels.

Julia joined International IDEA in April 2022 and will be overseeing the STED project, which provides evidence on democracy and democracy support, and helps to establish a 'Team Europe Democracy' approach towards the Summit for Democracy. As such, she will be working closely with Democracy Assessment Programme, the Washington DC office, and also regional programmes.

Julia previously worked as a Senior Transparency Advisor at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy advising on issues of openness, participation, civic technology and enhancing the role of civil society in public policy making and government oversight. Julia has over 15 years’ experience working on governance issues in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the MENA region, with long term in country support in Burundi and Morocco.  She previously worked at the UNDP Brussels Liaison Office on inclusive political processes. Before that, she worked at the UNDP headquarters in New York on anti-corruption and rule of law providing policy advice and programme support to UNDP country offices. Her previous positions included advisor in the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and governance programme officer at Enabel.


Democracy; Participation; Civic technology; enhancing the role of civil society in public policymaking; Government oversight
MS in International Relations, University of Paris, France; European Studies, University of Bonn, Germany; LLM, University of Leuven, Belgium
Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese
Brussels, Belgium
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